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What Does It Mean If A Doctor Says An Individual Has Blunted Affect
Klonopin (clonazepam) rebound: Klonopin (clonazepam) rebound effect would be that a person starts on Klonopin (clonazepam) for a certain level of anxiety and then when the clonopin's withdrawn the level of anxiety is actually heightened even more because of the brain's inability to jott to adjust to the rapid change in neurotransmitter amounts needed to bring the system back to homeostasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral proliferation: Viruses are not cells so they cannot multiply by themselves. They borrow the body cells and their metabolism ( protein formation and energetic mechanisms) in order to multiply. The process is complex ( such in case of influenza viruses, herpes viruses and HIV viruses). They change the levels of CD4 a popypeptide( protein) that functions as a receptors in the T- helper cells( form of blood cells) ...Read more
Not easy to dissolv: Simply, drug solubility is a phenomenon where a drug gets dissolved into a liquid to spread evenly throughout the solution. So when a drug is not soluble in water, it might, instead, stay clumped together. When a drug has poor lipid solubility, it will not cross into cells or tissues. That may prevent it from being absorbed by the stomach or into different organs (like the brain). ...Read more
Frontal disconnect: I can't answer for the whoever quoted that phrase to you but as a neurologist when someone says "judgment" was affected by a stroke it makes me think of impulsiveness, lack of concentration, or acting without considering consequences. If you'd like to share more information with me on this case write to me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and input Key Code PDXFNR to set up an appointment ...Read more
Computer coding: The computer in the echo machine is programmed to color code the signal. Blue is coded for blood moving towards the transducer. Red is moving away. Stippled and green indicate turbulence and high velocity. Red on an echo can be perfectly normal and will be interpreted by the cardiologist reading the study. Remember red doesn't mean that something is actually "red"! ...Read more
A genetic accident: Human cells are supposed to have 23 chromosomes from father's sperm that pair up with 23 chromosomes from mother's egg. If either donation has an extra chromosome because of a genetic error, it is passed along to the fetus most common extra chromosomes in live births are on 13, 18 and 21. They cause unusual physical features, intellectual disability and, sometimes, organ malformations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons : Axis on an ECG refers to the direction ("vector") of the over all electrical forces generated during each heart beat, as seen from the body surface. It is automatically calculated by the ECG machine, but sometimes the machine can't compute the axis, and it is labeled "indeterminate". It may or may not reflect underlying heart disease, so please have the ECG checked by a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
not dangerous: A papilloma usually occurs on top of the eyelid and is the result of something underneath it, in the eyelid, that causes it to grow. If left to grow, it can get large enough to impede vision when looking down. Sometimes they resolve without any treatment, or with warm moist packs applied for an hour or more they can sometimes resolve without surgery. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have a mildly inflamed sed rate? Doctor said nothing to worry about ! Is this true!
Yes: MANY, MANY things can affect your sed rate. If truly mildly elevated and no other problems, I would not worry. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
Endocarditis: Or infection of the heart valve.Get a more detailed answer ›
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