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What's vasoactive intestinal polypeptide vip?

What's vasoactive intestinal polypeptide vip?

VIP definition: Vasoactive intestinal peptide or vip is a peptide hormone containing 28 Amino Acid residues. Vip is produced in many tissues of vertebrates including the gut, pancreas and suprachiasmatic nuclei of the hypothalamus in the brain. Vip stimulates contractility in the heart, causes vasodilation, increases glycogenolysis, lowers arterial blood pressure and relaxes the smooth muscle of trachea & stomach. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What's vasoactive intestinal polypeptide vip?

VIP definition: Vasoactive intestinal peptide or vip is a peptide hormone containing 28 Amino Acid residues. Vip is produced in many tissues of vertebrates including the gut, pancreas and suprachiasmatic nuclei of the hypothalamus in the brain. Vip stimulates contractility in the heart, causes vasodilation, increases glycogenolysis, lowers arterial blood pressure and relaxes the smooth muscle of trachea & stomach. ...Read more

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What does vasoactive intestinal peptide do?

What does vasoactive intestinal peptide do?

Messenger proteins: These proteins are released by nerve endings in the intestines. They can cause the muscle walls of organs and blood vessels to relax. For example, they help the muscle band in the lower esophagus to open up and pass food into the stomach, and can increase blood flow in the intestines. They also stimulate secretions. Tumors that produce large amounts of vip cause severe diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does vip (vasoactive intestinal peptides) have to be out on ice imediately. If done incorrect would you get false high or low?

Does vip (vasoactive intestinal peptides) have to be out on ice imediately. If done incorrect would you get false high or low?

If it's going to be: Stored it needs to be kept on ice then frozen. However, once the blood is drawn, it is always better for it to be put on ice. What actually disturbs the results, could be the technique used in the washing, essentially the "lab" section. Most of the time the lab techs have done this for years and are capable of producing good results. If you are not satisfied, have it repeated. ...Read more

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How high must vasoactive intestinal levels be to indicate a disease process?

How high must vasoactive intestinal levels be to indicate a disease process?

>75: The diagnosis of a vipoma is established by the presence of an otherwise unexplained high volume secretory diarrhea and a serum vip concentration in excess of 75 pg/ml. A single elevated vip level should be confirmed by additional testing. ...Read more

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Elevated vasoactive intestinal peptides chromogranin & 5-hiaa. Could these tests be linked? Or is one incorrect. Hypokalemia and dehydration.

Elevated vasoactive intestinal peptides chromogranin & 5-hiaa. Could these tests be linked? Or is one incorrect. Hypokalemia and dehydration.

Can be linked: Neuroendocrine tumor in the intestine can produce all these abnormalities. Such tumors may be small and non-malignant but can still cause considerable morbidity. It may require you to consult both a GI specialist and an endocrinologist to sort things out. ...Read more

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Can GI issues cause hypokalemia and false positive Chromogranin and vasoactive intestinal peptides? One high reading one regular reading for both.

Can GI issues cause hypokalemia and false positive Chromogranin and vasoactive intestinal peptides? One high reading one regular reading for both.

GI AND LOW K: Asks if GI "issues" can cause low K? ANS : yes. Vomiting and or diarrhea common causes. Happy to do 2nd opinion and get you back to health. ...Read more

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Is insulin a polypeptide or a protein?

Is insulin a polypeptide or a protein?

Definition: Hi. A definition was decided arbitrarily long ago, in the infancy of biochemistry, that proteins are 50 or more amino acids, and polypeptides are 49 or fewer. Insulin is a 51 amino acid polypeptide, and therefore, a protein. But it's completely arbitrary, and the chemistry of insulin doesn't care if you call it a protein or a polypeptide. But insulin rocks, eh?! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking collagen capsules? 4 capsules daily. Hydrolyzed marine collagen and elastin polypeptides.

What are the benefits of taking collagen capsules? 4 capsules daily. Hydrolyzed marine collagen and elastin polypeptides.

Not much evidence: There aren't a lot of studies out that have tested the health effects of all these collegen supplements.One study found that it does not really help with bone health, and another showed some preservation of lean body mass in older women but no skin improvement. It seems that elastin skin products have not shown clinically to improve elasticity of the skin but do help the skin hold moisture. ...Read more

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How accurate is pancreatic polypeptide In detecting pancreas tumor?

How accurate is pancreatic polypeptide In detecting pancreas tumor?

NOT VERY!!!: Hi. Pancreatic polypeptide (PP) is NOT a screening test for pancreatic tumors. The only pancreatic cells that make PP are rare neuroendocrine cells in the Islets of Langerhans (an already tiny fraction of the pancreas). And those would be a TINY, TINY fraction of all pancreatic tumors. But hey, if it's a PP secreting neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas, you'd have it dialed! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the hbs polypeptide reduce oxygen transport in sickle cell disease?

Can you tell me how the hbs polypeptide reduce oxygen transport in sickle cell disease?

Some info: Hemolobin S produces what are known as hemoglobin tactoids-gelations of hemoglobin which are not as able to release oxygen because of mechanical reasons. ...Read more

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DERMATOLOGISTS: Will taking collagen capsules help with fine lines over time? Ingredients:hydrolyzed marine collagen, elastin polypeptides

I really doubt it.: Protein is digested and absorbed. It's doubtful that a small amount of a particular protein is going to be 'special' compared to a burger.
Less collagen, degraded protein loss of subcutaneous fat are aging features that promote crow's feet and specific dietary proteins just aren't going to change any of that. ...Read more

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I have primary hyperparathyroidism. My lipase and amylasec ranges from borderline high to x 6 u.L. Since 2006. The pancreatic polypeptide was x 3 u.L. In 2013. The CT wasnormal. Could I have neuroendocrine tumor or men-1?

I have primary hyperparathyroidism. My lipase and amylasec ranges from borderline high to x 6 u.L. Since 2006. The pancreatic polypeptide was x 3 u.L. In 2013. The CT wasnormal. Could I have neuroendocrine tumor or men-1?

Not unlikely: Neuroendocrine tumors can be difficult to detect. If the symptoms persist or worsen, there are more sophisticated imaging modalities available to look for occult tumors, including gallium 68. If you have other family members who have been diagnosed with pancreatic or adrenal tumors and/or hyperparathyroidism, men1 would be possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vasoactive?

What is the definition or description of: vasoactive?

Opens/closes vessels: Any medication, naturally-occurring substance or anything else that makes little arteries (or perhaps other vessels) widen or narrow, controlling where the blood goes and under what pressure. ...Read more

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What can cause intestinal failure?

What can cause intestinal failure?

Insufficient length: We consider intestinal failure the need to permanently provide another means of nutrition, because the intestines don't provide sufficient intake to support survival. This occurs when the small intestine has been operated on because of trauma, or because of obstruction, or because of infection, etc. Tpn (total parenteral nutrition) provides nutrition by vein. Small bowel transplant may be possible. ...Read more

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Intestinal block will it pass on its own?

Intestinal block will it pass on its own?

It depends.: ... on what is causing the blockage. If you feel you may have intestinal blockage, especially if you have severe abdominal pain or fever associated with it, I would go to the emergency room or see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done for intestinal problems?

What can be done for intestinal problems?

What type: You need to be more specific about what intestinal problems you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Can intestinal spasms come on with exercise?

Depends: Sometimes if you eat right before working out, or drink water or beverages before working out, you can theoretically caused abdominal spasm to occur. However, if it's painful, deep intestinal spasms, then that's different. Best for you to contact your doctor, so that they can hear your history/chief complaint and determine whether you need to be seen, where they can do a complete abdominal, and physical exam. ...Read more

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Can you give me information on intestinal spasms?

Can you give me information on intestinal spasms?

Cramps: Normal intestinal activity uses 2 sets of muscles to move food residue and then stool from your stomach to your rectum, for a bm. If there is a disturbance, the contractions can be very strong, which is painful. This can be caused by a virus, or food intolerance. Rarely it can be part of an infection called diverticulitis. If is bad, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intestine?

What is the definition or description of: intestine?

Most of the gut.: The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten goes on long journey. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Could you tell me what happens if your intestine is removed?

Usually some left: Usually, only a portion of the intestine is removed when it is necessary. This means that the remaining intestine will compensate. If too much is removed, the patient may develop frequent loose stools and dehydration. Some patients require IV fluids or nutrition into the vein to stay alive. There are certain patients who qualify for intestine transplant which allows them to eat and drink again. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my intestine is making really loud noises?

Could you tell me why my intestine is making really loud noises?

Without more info...: ...its hard to say how normal or not this may be, but there are a variety of intestinal noises that are considered highly specific for pending obstruction, hypermotility, etc. Only examination can determine the significance of your abdominal sounds and/or symptoms. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause for the intertwining of the intestine?

Please help! What is the cause for the intertwining of the intestine?

Likely scar tissue: The intestine in the abdomen has a normal anatomic orientation, just like any other organ. There is generally no scarring. However, if you have surgery or abdominal illness, scars can form. The scars can attach to the intestine and other organs, or the abdominal wall. This can lead to points of fixation, about which the intestine can twist and become abnormally intertwined. This can cause pain. ...Read more

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What are some of the pros and cons of having your intestinal microbiome tested?

What are some of the pros and cons of having your intestinal microbiome tested?

No need: If you are otherwise healthy, there is no need to do an analysis of your intestinal flora. A healthy diet is usually enough, some people also like to take probiotics to "seed" healthy bacteria in the gut. ...Read more

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What is intestinal pseudo-obstruction?

What is intestinal pseudo-obstruction?

Ogilvie's syndrome: A patient can present with symptoms of obstruction, such as abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and vomiting, and radiological examination shows marked dilitation of the colon, but no obvious source for mechanical obstruction is found. Naso gastric suction, and colonoscopy for decompression of the colon may help up to 75% of the time, but in severe cases, surgery may help. ...Read more

Vasoactive (Definition)

Any medication, naturally-occurring substance or anything else that makes little arteries (or perhaps other vessels) widen or narrow, controlling where the blood goes ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more