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What Is A Methamphetamine
Inhalant abuse: mothballs contain a variety of chemicals, but are usually organic solvents such as naphthalene, the fumes of which can be ingested by sniffing or licking the moth ball, and cause a sensation similar to alcohol. However, it is far more toxic, and can result in damage to lungs, bone marrow, heart, liver and kidney, as well as seizures, coma and death. If this is you or a friend/loved one, get help. ...Read more
All of them: may rarely be used in ways that would satisfy the clinical definition of "addiction." which is now (in DSM-%) defined by having more than 5 or 6 of the 11 criteria for a severe substance use disorder. However, none of these drugs cause physical dependency, with increased tolerance to effects and a withdrawal syndrome. Phencyclidine, MDMA (exstacy), LSD, psilocin mostly lead to episodes of abuse. ...Read more
Neither: Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activity of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, gaba, it's mechanism of action is significantly different from that of a benzodiazepine or barbiturate. As a result does not result in physiologic dependence. ...Read more
SuperAgers are…: …people who live beyond 100 y/o (in the press) who are more than twice as likely to have a variant of gene called cetp. It helps control cholesterol & protects against heart disease & dementia—a longevity gene. In some, the body ages but the brain does not keep pace; these people are alert & active in their 70s/80s/90s/100s. They are being studied to id ways to give everyone these benefits. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancerous: Cancerous of course is a term itself, denoting...Cancer. Depending on the biopsy diagnosis, the cancer may be named by it's tissue diagnosis, for example basal cell cancer, or squamus cell cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous, etc. The biopsy will determine pathology. To expire, is a medical term referring to when a patient dies (the pt "expired" after a long fight with lung cancer). ...Read more
Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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