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What are the consequences of using morphine at end of life?

What are the consequences of using morphine at end of life?

End of life morphine: Morphine is used to make the dying patient more comfortable. It not only reduces pain but also reduces the "air hunger" associated with people dying from respiratory failure, a wonderful thing. ...Read more

Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more


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What is the long term consequences of having an extreme form of mono at the age of 12?

What is the long term consequences of having an extreme form of mono at the age of 12?

Very little: Although not knowing what you mean by an extreme form of mono, once having recovered from this it is not likely to create long=term issues. ...Read more

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What are all of the short-term effects of heroin use?

What are all of the short-term effects of heroin use?

All Bad...: There are no upsides to heroin use/abuse! whatever effects you are experiencing(and they are varied depending upon the individual and include euphoria, change in mental status, cardiometabolic changes up to and including death!) i would advise you to stop using! no good can come of it! ...Read more

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What are the chances of losing ones sight from the use of ED drugs and the reasons for that?

What are the chances of losing ones sight from the use of ED drugs and the reasons for that?

Very slim: It is a very rare side event. Just if any sudden dimness of vision or change in eye sight, consult asap. It has been reported regardless of dose, frequency of usage. Just be aware as you seem to be... Annual eye exam for middle age and elderly, in diabetics and patients with heart disease is recommended regardless... ...Read more

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What are the short-term of effects of using powder cocaine?

What are the short-term of effects of using powder cocaine?

There are many: People use cocaine to experience an intense sense of well-being and euphoria, elevated mood, decreased fatigue and increased intensity of various experiences. However, it also raises blood pressure and pulse, and at your age can cause a heart attack or stroke as well. It is also commonly diluted or 'cut' with levamisole, a highly toxic drug that can cause lack of white blood cells&severe infection ...Read more

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For what length of time are the effects of weed and alcohol on the brain?

For what length of time are the effects of weed and alcohol on the brain?

Cannabis & etoh: Marijuana's effects usually last from one to three 3 hours. The issues with alcohol depends on how much you drank & how quickly - because the effect drops and your blood levels drop. ...Read more

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What are the effects of using heroin?

What are the effects of using heroin?

Too many to count: Pure pharmaceutical heroin does what any other opioid would do - reduce pain, produce sedation and euphoria, and if the dose is too high - cause stupor, coma and ultimately respiratory failure and death. However, heroin found in US is NOT pure or sterile, and contaminants and unsterile use (with needle/works sharing) result in infections like hep B/C, AIDS, as well as severe addiction/dependency. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a big overdose of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

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What are the consequences of a big overdose of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

OD thorazine (chlorpromazine): Excess sedation, can lead to coma. Need urgent medical care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nearing the end of life with advanced colon cancer.?

What are the symptoms of nearing the end of life with advanced colon cancer.?

Palliative care : When curative measures have been exhausted, your focus should be on quality of life and comfort. Palliative care and hospice specializes in aggressive comfort care and can make the end of life period more enriching. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common types of sleep disorders at the end of your job before you retire?

What are some of the most common types of sleep disorders at the end of your job before you retire?

Insomnia: This is a complex subject. Sleep is of vital importance so there are many parts of the brain that are involved in the process of sleep. Thus, like all brain functions it requires good cellular chemistry. I suggest that you go tgo my blog "oxyygen the spark of life" where you may pick up some clues. You vcan google it. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a lack of sleep?

What are the consequences of a lack of sleep?

Sleep deprivation: Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & mental health. Over time it can contribute to increased blood pressure, heart disease, stress & mental health illnesses. ...Read more

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What side effects will morphine sulfate have on someone using it at the end of their life?

The way to go there': S no choice. It may cause agitation, so typically we cocktail it with an anti anxiety med. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of only getting 4 hours of sleep in college?

What are the health effects of only getting 4 hours of sleep in college?

Sleep deprivation: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain or exacerbation of psychiatric problems. ...Read more

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What are some of the long term effects of being born addicted to drugs?

What are some of the long term effects of being born addicted to drugs?

Developmental and : Cognitive problems. Children born addicted often have learning issues, and are at higher risk for add/adhd emotional issues. Many do just fine with good nutrition and therapies early on when any issues surface. ...Read more

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What are the worst consequences of heart bypass?

What are the worst consequences of heart bypass?

Death, Heart Failure: The worst consequence of all would be death, but others would include heart failure (a weak heart), infection (mediastinitis), pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart), stroke, heart attack and others. Fortunately, in good hands these are pretty rare. ...Read more

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What are the major risks of target shooting and ingestion of lead?

What are the major risks of target shooting and ingestion of lead?

Multiple factors: Your exposure to lead is affected by type of weapon, ventilation, how many rounds fired, how many other shooters, wind direction. Otoh, the other kind of "lead poisoning" at the hands of a violent criminal are also real, so keep practicing. Consider choosing a location with good ventilation. Change clothes after shooting. Always wash hands. Don't eat until you decontaminate as above. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of cocaine? Is the effect different for women?

Many, and the same: Cocaine increases heart rate and blood pressure, and can cause stroke and heart attacks, heart arrhythmias and chest pain. It can precipitate psychotic behaviors (hallucinations, paranoia, delusions) and increases aggression and violence. It damages the nose when snorted, the lungs when smoked, and if used IV is associated with spreading/catching aids, hepatitis and other infections. Same in both. ...Read more

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