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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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How often should I use a hair serum?

Unanswerable: I am sorry but you failed to tell us what product or kind of hair serum you are using. Second, did a physician recommend this? What are your symptoms. This is what we can help with, your symptoms. ...Read more