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What are medical foods?

What are medical foods?

FDA says....: According to the fda, medical food is "a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on .. See below. ...Read more

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What is the greatest medical risk to a twenty something ?

What is the greatest medical risk to a twenty something ?

Injury: Injuries -- mainly motor vehicle -- are the most likely cause of death among young adults. Many injuries are preventable, though, by not mixing drinking and driving, wearing your seat belt, and driving within the speed limit. ...Read more

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What are medical restraints for?

What are medical restraints for?

Restraint: Sometimes the term medical restraint is differentiated from behavioral health restraints. A restraint is a device that prevents a person from becoming injured or harmed. For instance, a restraint may be used to prevent a patient from falling or pulling out an IV line. ...Read more

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What is medically classified as an anorexic?

What is medically classified as an anorexic?

Anorexic agents are…: …drugs that suppress the appetite to help control weight. Many are stimulants that have potentially harmful side effects as well as addictive potential. Newer agents are being studied to more closely mimic the body's natural system of hunger & satiety (ghrelins & leptins). For list of anorexics, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anorectic. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses for krokodil. if any?

What are the medical uses for krokodil. if any?

NONE: Krokodil is derived from over-the-counter codeine preparations that have been widely available in many countries, including Russia. It's synthesis involves very toxic volatile chemicals that result in a highly impure compound that causes a violent skin reaction in the area of injection, resulting in severe damage to tissue, often with gangrene, sepsis and potentially death or disfigurement. ...Read more

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What could be the medical causes of hallucinations?

What could be the medical causes of hallucinations?

Many: Many medical causes: different drugs, severe kidney disease, encephalopathy, severe hypoglicemia, brain disease.Lots of things can cause hallucinations. ...Read more

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Medical conditions that disqualify someone from piloting?

Medical conditions that disqualify someone from piloting?

If your a danger: Think of things that would cause you to be a danger to yourself, your passengers, other pilots and the people on the ground. Seizure disorder, uncontrolled heart disease or hypertension, psychiatric conditions, etc. Check the faa's website or with a pilot group like the aopa. Also talk to your local ame. ...Read more