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What exactly does Taxol (paclitaxel) affect?

What exactly does Taxol (paclitaxel) affect?

Stops cell division.: In order to grow and spread, cancer cells need to divide and make copies of themselves. In order to divide and make copies of itself, the cell must prepare by organizing a kind of internal scaffolding, called microtubules. Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing the microtubules from functioning properly. Consequently, the cells can't divide properly and cancer growth is slowed. ...Read more

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How does LSD affect the body? What exactly is going on?

How does LSD affect the body? What exactly is going on?

LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange feelings & strong emotions are common. U can experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. It can affect your judgment & your behavior can get out of control. Your pupils dilate, your heart rate & blood pressure increase. You shake, sweat, can't slee ...Read more

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What does the liver do exactly?

What does the liver do exactly?

Detoxifies: The simplistic answer is that it detoxifies blood that is returning to the heart & lungs. ...Read more

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How exactly does asthma affect the body?

How exactly does asthma affect the body?

Effects...: Asthma consists of bronchospasm and inflammation of the airways. Typical signs and symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, etc. Asthma patients have exacerbations of disease and between episodes, many patients don't have any symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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What does the term "hospitalist" mean exactly?

What does the term "hospitalist" mean exactly?

Hospitalist.: A Hospitalist is a hospital-based Internist. A specialist in the acute management of a hospitalized patient. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the drug neo-synephrine does?

Does anyone know what the drug neo-synephrine does?

Neo-synehrine: Neosynephrine (phenylephrine) constricts blood vessels. Given intravenously, it raises blood pressure and is used to treat low blood pressure or shock. Given topically or in small doses orally, it constricts the vessels in the nose (nasal mucosa) which opens breathing passages. ...Read more

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What does vincristine do?

What does vincristine do?

Vincristine ...: Blockscell cycle progression. Vincristine is a vinca alkaloid originally purified from periwinkle. It binds tubulin and prevents microtubule elongation. As such, t blocks the mitotic spindle and causes mitotic arrest in dividing cells. Its primary side effects are neuropathic in nature, a reflection of the important structural role played by microtubules in neuronal projections, particularly axons. ...Read more

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What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

Means no gluten: Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and related grains like rye and barleys. Gluten-free foods are foods that do not contain gluten. Persons with gluten sensitivity related illness might need to be on gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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What does the term vin mean when referring to cancer?

What does the term vin mean when referring to cancer?

VIN: Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (vin) is dysplasia of the vulva. The grades, assigned by the pathologist when microscopically examining vulvar biopsy specimens, are vin 1 (mild squamous dysplasia), vin 2 (moderate squamous dysplasia), and vin 3 (severe squamous dysplasia). Vin 2 and 3 have the highest risk of progression to invasive squamous cell carcinoma if left untreated. ...Read more

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What does impaired fertility exactly mean to doctor?

What does impaired fertility exactly mean to doctor?

Immune challenges: Certain chronic exposures from certain dental materials , like mercury exposure frome so-called "silver" fillings , may contribute to damage to reproductive health. Chronic bacterial infections from gum disease , not only contributes to low-weight, pre-term babies, it may interfere with conception. Read the book " infertility and birth defects" by sam ziff. Mind-blowing stuff. ...Read more

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What does thalassemia mean exactly?

What does thalassemia mean exactly?

Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm ...Read more

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What does pyelogram mean exactly?

What does pyelogram mean exactly?

A picture of pelvis: It is an x ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv pyelogram) then goes to pelvis of kidneys which is the funnel connection bet a kidney and a ureter. From below means a urologist injects a dye upwards the ureter using a scope then takes the picture (ascending pyelogram). It shows stones or tumors. ...Read more

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Predmix what exactly does it do?

Predmix what exactly does it do?

PredMix: Prednisolone 21-(disodium phosphate). This is a corticosteroid and should not be taken without a doctors prescription. The secondary complications will fill a textbook, but can create diabetes, leach calcium from bones, reactivate tuberculosis and other chronic infections, and so on and so on. Be very careful. ...Read more

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Why does pregnenolone change; what does it do?

Why does pregnenolone change; what does it do?

Luteal Phase: Rises in luteal phase of the cycle along with progesterone. As far as we know, it is simply a precursor. ...Read more

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What is chlorella? How does it affect your body?

What is chlorella? How does it affect your body?

Algae: It's a green algae. Sold as a health supplement and has been touted to treat cancer. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that it treats any disease or has any benefit. There is also some reason to be concerned about toxins you can get from it. Stay away from it until we know more about its possible uses. ...Read more

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What neurotransmitter does theophylline affect and how does it do this?

What neurotransmitter does theophylline affect and how does it do this?

None: Theophylline does not affect any neurotransmitter. It affects the levels of a signaling molecule in the cell that results in relaxation of smooth muscle. It's not a particularly effective treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly does "provera" do?

What exactly does "provera" do?

See below: Supports and stabilizes the endometrium. Convinces the body it's pregnant. ...Read more

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What exactly does dialysis mean?

What exactly does dialysis mean?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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What does eyebright do exactly?

What does eyebright do exactly?

Removes conjunctiva: Surgical procedure to remove conjunctiva and allow new conjunctiva to grow, so that eyes appear whiter than before. Consider the risks vs the benefits carefully. ...Read more

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What does the liver do?

What does the liver do?

Synthetic plant: Along with detoxifying, as dr. Proffitt said, the liver is a major site of protein synthesis for the body. It make albumin, the protein in your blood that maintains osmotic balance. It also makes many of the clotting factors that keep you from bleeding to death. That's why when you liver fails you bloat (due to loss of osmotic balance) and bleed (due to loss of clotting factors). ...Read more

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