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Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates: They lower the preload on the heart as well as a bit of the after load, they also mildly dilate the heart arteries. All this adds up to help. ...Read more

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Tocolytics (Definition)

Tocolytics are medications that stop uterine contractions. The most frequently used are nifedipine, ...Read more


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What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

Classess below: The common drugs you will encounter include 1) Beta Blockers 2) Calcium Channel Blockers 3) Diuretics 4) Nitrates 5) ACE inhibitors 6) Aldosterone Receptor Blockers These are usually used in different combinations to achieve best control possible ...Read more

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Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more

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How are thrombolytic drugs administered?

How are thrombolytic drugs administered?

Usually iv: Usually from a peripheral iv. Sometimes can be given directly into artery with a catheter. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Is there any relationship between chemotherapeutic agents and antimicrobial agents? Are chemotherapeutic agents in any way related to antimicrobials?

Yes: Chemotherapy agents act by killing cells that divide rapidly (cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells). Certain chemicals such as antibiotics kill micro-organisms (also known as antimicrobials). In general antibiotics kill bacteria and antimicrobials kill bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. There are cytotoxic antibiotics that are used in treating cancer such as actinomycin, doxorubicin, bleomycin. ...Read more

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What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

Anti-thormbotic meds: Ever hear of wikipedia? Give it a try. Warfarin for one. Great medical history story read about it. ...Read more

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Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Discuss w oncologist: Always best to first discuss with both your urologist & your oncologist.. Carboplatin is far less toxic than Cisplatin & side effects (se) of nausea & vomiting are much less. An alternative might be fractionated dose chemotherapy, where same dose is split up over a few successive days. This usually reslts in fewer se. Always consider 2nd opinion but please don't refuse treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there specific harmful effects of tocolytic therapy?

Are there specific harmful effects of tocolytic therapy?

Yes: Tocolytics are drugs that are used to stop preterm labor. Terbutaline when used long-term can cause increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the mother. Magnesium can cause some muscle weakening in both mother and baby but may have a protective effect on the baby's brain. Indocin (indomethacin) can cause decreased amniotic fluid and premature changes in the blood flow through the baby's lungs. ...Read more

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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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Nifedipine used for labor?

Nifedipine used for labor?

Used to stop labor: Nifedipine can be used to stop threated preterm labor in certain circumstances. ...Read more

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When are neuromuscular blocking agents used?

When are neuromuscular blocking agents used?

General anesthesia: Neuromuscular blocking agents are used during general anesthesia to help with surgery. They help keep a patient still, so that there is no movement during critical procedures, they can also assist with performance of certain procedures (abdominal surgery). Relaxed muscles can make it easier for the surgeon to get the exposure they need. ...Read more

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Are alternative dietary anti-parasitic cleanses safe?

Are alternative dietary anti-parasitic cleanses safe?

Altmedicine.about: Garlic is a well known natural anti parasitic, golden seal, black walnut, wormwood, or seed, pumpkin seeds, grapefruit seeds, anise, cloves, gentian, neem, olive leaf, oregano, propolis, thyme, barberry, oregon grape... http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/conditionsitoq/a/parasites.htm. ...Read more

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What are the least toxic chemotherapeutic agents for treating bladder cancer?

What are the least toxic chemotherapeutic agents for treating bladder cancer?

Depends on type: Treatment for bladder cancer depends on type and stage. Some cancers can be treated by removal alone or removal and placement of "chemotherapy" directly into bladder which tends to have the least toxic effect on the whole body. Other, more aggressive bladder cancers require traditional chemotherapy which is typically more toxic. Decision for treatment can only be made by a urologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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Are natural vasodilators like Hawthorne extract as powerful as nitrates?

Are natural vasodilators like Hawthorne extract as powerful as nitrates?

No : Hawthorn , leaves Barrie's snd leaves are used to make medicine . Hawthorn has been used to treat congestive heart failure , but not enough research for other heart disease . I doubt that it is as effective as prescription medication . For further Info . Go to web MD ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1728132. ...Read more

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Which agent is used for emergency therapy of arrhythmias?

Which agent is used for emergency therapy of arrhythmias?

Depends: That question cannot be answered unless you know the type of arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is sublingual glutathione as effective as injectable glutathione?

Is sublingual glutathione as effective as injectable glutathione?

Glutathione: comes in 3 forms; oral, sublingual and IV. Oral form is useless because it is broken down before it can be effective. IV is most effective because it is put directly into the bloodstream. Sublingual COULD be effective, but it depends entirely on the manufacturer making a form which is rapidly absorbed. Since this is unregulated, most companies just want your money. ...Read more

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Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more

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I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics? Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics?
Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

Depends: If you are having contractions then it is prudent to take tocolytics. If you are contracting and you have placenta previa, you should be in the hospital. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there specific harmful effects of tocolytic therapy?

Yes: Tocolytics are drugs that are used to stop preterm labor. Terbutaline when used long-term can cause increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the mother. Magnesium can cause some muscle weakening in both mother and baby but may have a protective effect on the baby's brain. Indocin (indomethacin) can cause decreased amniotic fluid and premature changes in the blood flow through the baby's lungs. ...Read more

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Name the etiologic agents of syphillis?

Name the etiologic agents of syphillis?

Trerponema pallidum: Treponema pallidum is the only cause of syphillis. ...Read more

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Why were erythropoiesis-stimulating agents banned?

From sports: Because using them is cheating. Many are useful in clinical medicine. ...Read more

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Agent orange -- real risk?

Agent orange -- real risk?

Good question: The long-term health effects of the herbicide agent orange are not well-studied or confirmed, but may include certain cancers, including prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although there is no likely association with thyroid nodules and cancer, one study yielded preliminary findings suggestive of a three-fold increased risk of graves' disease. ...Read more

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What are anti-diabetic agents?

What are anti-diabetic agents?

Anti-diabetic: There are no "anti-diabetic" agents. There are drugs that treat diabetes and the type of drug and dosing varies widely form patient to patient. You can find out a lot about diabetes if you go online and look at the material that is easiest to read and understand. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

Anti-thormbotic meds: Ever hear of wikipedia? Give it a try. Warfarin for one. Great medical history story read about it. ...Read more

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Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Augmentation: When prescribed for restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders, opioids rarely cause daytime augmentation. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

Classess below: The common drugs you will encounter include 1) Beta Blockers 2) Calcium Channel Blockers 3) Diuretics 4) Nitrates 5) ACE inhibitors 6) Aldosterone Receptor Blockers These are usually used in different combinations to achieve best control possible ...Read more

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When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

Used many places: A good place to go to get background information is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange It's a combination of 2 herbicides, and one of them is currently being considered for use on commercial agriculture (2-4D). It was developed in the 1940s and used widely in the 1960s-1970s. There are many adverse health effects. ...Read more

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What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

Penicillinase: This enzyme provides one mechanism of resistance to penicillin derivatives by bacteria. Any antibiotic not in the class of the early penicillins may be susceptible. In the penicillin groups oxacillin, nafcillin, methicillin and their cogeners are all effective against penicillinase producing strains of bacteria. ...Read more

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Were older generations of Germans exposed to Agent Orange?

No: World War II was from 1 September 1939 until 2 September 1945. My understanding is that Agent Orange was first used in 1946. So, I would think that German soldier were not impacted by Agent Orange. There is an excellent review on Agent Orange at: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/agent_orange.htm ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of diseases comes from agent orange?

Can you tell me what kind of diseases comes from agent orange?

Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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I just want to know side affects injecting the cutting agent msm?

I just want to know side affects injecting the cutting agent msm?

DEATH: Toxic reaction, air embolism, septic reaction, -this is an ORAL supplement and not meant for injection: www.webmd.com/...supplements/ingredientmono-522-msm%20 ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Can you tell me how cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Mutate genes: A few of them caused greatly increased cell turnover instead which is the fertile soil in which mutations caused by other agents can be expressed. Remembering that all true cancers are mutagens is a good way to tell which "things that cause cancer" in media / pop reports are probably true (radiation, smoking, mutagenic chemicals) and which ones are bogus / statistical flukes / scare talk. ...Read more