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Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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What happens to pyruvate and glutamate when fasting?

What happens to pyruvate and glutamate when fasting?

You've pushed me---: I've been avoiding this question (as my colleagues have as well). I never was a fan of biochem in college or medical school. But I still have&refer to my Lubert Stryer from time to time...not the most recent edition you understand but mine is SPECIAL. Anyways, I'm still going through the chapter on amino metabolism which partially explains this so stay tuned. I promise to answer this shortly! ...Read more

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I am worried about "truth serum"?

No such thing: There's no medicine in real life that compels you to tell the truth. That's for spy fiction. ...Read more

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What is a natural way to neutralize glutamate?

What is a natural way to neutralize glutamate?

In Heavens name WHY?: Glutamate activates NMDA receptors. Neuronal receptors are proteins that float around in neurons' cell membranes. NMDA receptors are only about 1% of cerebral neuronal receptors but they are widely distributed throughout the entire brain. They play a part in long-term potentiation, which is believed to be one of the mechanisms of learning & memory. Why on EARTH would you want to neutralize that? ...Read more

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Is bioderma white objective serum effective and safe??

Is bioderma white objective serum effective and safe??

Bioderma....?: hello ~ I am not a protagonist of skin lightening creams, since some are known to cause skin cancer but I am not an expert. See a dermatologist for definitive help. Heres some interesting info about the product: http://www.escentual.com/blog/2015/05/04/all-about-bioderma-white-objective/ thanks ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of glutamate system dysfunction?

What are the symptoms of glutamate system dysfunction?

No definitive answer: The so called "glutamate" system has bee implicated in a"hodge podge" of Neurologic and Psychiatric conditions including but "not limited to" Parkinson's Disease, BiPolar Disorder, Autism, and Schizophrenia. NONE OF THIS IS PROVEN! I would be very careful if someone claims that this is related to any problems you may be having! BE WELL ...Read more

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How can I treat serum sickness?

How can I treat serum sickness?

Avoidance: Not much can be done specifically to treat serum sickness, other than avoiding the antigen that caused it in the first place. If there is significant joint or other inflammation, steroids can help reduce the symptoms while waiting for the reaction to go away. ...Read more

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What do high serum IgA levels mean?

What do high serum  IgA levels mean?

Depends on values: Elevated IgA level might just represent an adequate response to an infection. If this is the case, when the infection is gone, the levels would come back to normal. Less common, they could be extremely high and might indicative of a proliferative disorder of the cells that produce the iga. ...Read more

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Exercise to reduce serum cholesterol?

Exercise to reduce serum cholesterol?

Very much so: For certain patients it can reduce their LDL(bad cholesterol) by 10-15% and increase their HDL(good cholesterol) by 20%. In general more vigorous(higher intensity) exercise has greater benefits then lower intensity exercise. A good starting point is 30 mins of daily exercise, whether it be walking, jogging, biking, or gardening. ...Read more

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Serum ferritin level is 45. Is it low?

Serum ferritin level is 45. Is it low?

No: See this site for more info on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm ...Read more

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What does having a high serum IgA mean?

What does having a high serum IgA mean?

Usaully gut!: Inflammation of the GI tract, usually subclinical, is present in all the seronegative arthopathies and IgA is frequently elevated. It is mostly made from lymph tissue ligning the small intestine, called peyer's patches. It is also elevated in regional enteritis and crohn's of the small intestine. In an older person, multiple myeloma must be excluded. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of serum sickness bad?

Are the symptoms of serum sickness bad?

Can be: Serum sickness usually causes fever, lymph node enlargement, arthritis, muscle pain, weakness, renal disease, severity of the disease would determine the severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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What does a high albumin serum indicate?

What does a high albumin serum indicate?

Nothing: If you feel well, it's meaningless. Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. Your physician knows all about this. If you are clearly sick, you're dehydrated. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of "serum sickness"?

Has anyone ever heard of "serum sickness"?

Systemic allergic : Systemic allergic response in which antibody-antigen reaction in the blood stream causes systemic problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high serum IgA levels?

What does it mean if I have high serum IgA levels?

How high?: Immunoglobulin A is present in serum (thus measurable by blood test), but its chief importance is in mucous membranes (respiratory tract and gut) and breast milk. Low levels can trigger infections like sinusitis and pneumonia. Mildly elevated levels can be normal, but higher values can be a sign of a form neoplasia (e.g. cancer) of plasma cells. See a hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

Other findings?: Serum level of GGT of 67 is higher than normal and suggests injury to liver. However, an isolated lab test is not a reason to worry. What did other tests show? Do you drink? If you do, abstain for 2-3 weeks and repeat the test. Are you on any medications, including herbs and over the counter drugs? Discuss all these issues with your doctor to identify the cause of liver injury. ...Read more

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What does having high phosurus serum in the blood mean?

What does having high phosurus serum in the blood mean?

Depending on level: Phosphorus is actually a very important mineral needed to make energy your body can use, but too high/low can cause trouble. Slightly high level may just be lab error. High dietary intake rarely cause high level if you don't have illness such as kidney disease. Renal failure is a common cause of high phosphorus, often needing regular use of phosphate binder medicine. Check with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serum sickness?

What is the definition or description of: serum sickness?

Hypersensitivity: Serum sickness is a type of hypersensitivity reaction (type iii immune reaction) that occurs when the immune system develops antibodies to a foreign protein. The antibody and the foreign protein combine to form an immune complex (ic) that can settle in areas of the body such as the joints or the kidney. The ic can damage these areas and cause arthralgias and glomerulonephritis for example. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a serum apolipoprotein a-i level test?

Why would  a person  need a serum apolipoprotein a-i level test?

Heart risk: Hi. Apo A1 is the most predominant apolipoprotein associated with HDL (the lipoprotein class that correlates with protection from heart attack risk), and Apo A1 independently is inversely related to heart attack risk (higher serum Apo A1 correlates with lower heart attack risk). In measuring blood tests to try to assess heart attack risk, therefore, serum Apo A1 may be helpful. ...Read more