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The Uses Of Bacteria
Multiple options: Electrical,uses are myriad in medicine. Surgeons use them to open skin and cauterize at the same time, pain docs use for TENS surface pain control, and a new head band for migraineurs. Alpha stim is used for fibromyalgia, arthritis pain and others, ECT used for severe depression. Russian stim breaks muscle spasm, elec nerve blocks, muscle stim for strengthening. NCV studies nerve disease, many mor ...Read more
Keep air sacs open: Surfactants, which are made by the body and are also available as a medication for babies who are deficient in them (usually premie), coat the inside of the tiny air sacs in the lung and keep them open when you exhale. Just like a collapsed balloon is hard to inflate, a collapsed air sac is hard to open. When it doesn't close completely, it's easier to open with the next breath. ...Read more
Few: There is a theory in alternative practice that somehow the body is full of toxins that need to be eliminated. In fact the body is terrific at identifying substances that do not belong and will get rid of them. Of course if you are exposed to high levels of certain toxins like mercury, lead and some obvious poisons, the elimination may be overwhelmed but true toxins are rare. ...Read more
Lots! Gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, & more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy.Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Dont decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more
What are the names of antibiotics or ointment, which is placed on the skin to eliminate the bacteria causing the unpleasant smell ?
ANAEROBES: Odor associated with infection is often assocaiteed with anerobic infections. This can be treated at times with topicals like Metronidazole ointment. More invasive skin infections will need an oral med.Keeping the skin clean and dry, free from other contaminents is important. Cleansing with hybaclen shelps with MRSA ...Read more
What type of tissue comprises the bulk of the myocardium? Is this different than other parts of the heart?
What is the name of the better scan/test to show the amount of presence of soft and hard plaque in arteries?
Multiple mechanisms: It depends on the type of antibiotics, some work on the disruption of the bacterial cell wall,through inhibition or regulation of enzymes involved in cell wall biosynthesis, others may work on metabolic pathways such as nucleic acid metabolism and repair, or protein synthesis. ...Read more
Which is the order of mixing of oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?
Pressure: The atrial are "low" pressure chambers and have thinner walls. The ventricles are "high" pressure chambers, to pump the blood out to the body and have normally thicker walls. ...Read more
2 reasons: Three seperate causes in my opinion. The first is almost no use of birth control (ie condoms). The second is that virtually all males are uncircumscribed. Hiv virus has an affinity for langerhans cells in the foreskin epithelium in males. Thirdly....The unavailability of HIV meds..So its an epidemic without the availability of treatment. ...Read more
Several : Although strep mutans is considered to be one of the major causes of tooth decay, there are several bacteria that act together. The mouth is full of bacteria and when exposed to sugary foods, they produce acid, the acid demineralizes the tooth and causes the cavity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the composition of blood change as it passes through different parts of the body (e.g. the intestines and the lungs)?
Yes: The body is composed of many different parts and each can potentially develop different types of malignancies (cancers). ...Read more
Mouth microbes: The gingival crypts -- areas that hold the teeth can be teeming with microorganisms. You'll recognize this ecological niche every time you floss- that's what we call a biofilm - a complex community of germs living together. It's a great environment to live in -- free food, heat, 'water', lots of space...That's why morning breath stinks -nothing 'thrown' at the bacteria all night so they propagate ...Read more
Cervix: The uterus is composed of the corpus (body) and the cervix (neck). The cervix extends into the vagina. ...Read more