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What is barker hypothesis?

What is barker hypothesis?

Fetal origin disease: Foad (fetal origins of adult disease) suggests that the in utero environment somehow predisposes an individual to have adult disorders such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the marshal syndrom?

What is the marshal syndrom?

Marshall Syndrome: Is a rare genetic disorder affecting facial features, vision, hearing, joints. See following link for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17686396. ...Read more

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What is the anna-1 antibody?

What is the anna-1 antibody?

Paraneoplastic: autoantibody. ANNA-1 is one of the autoantibodies occurring in conjunction with known or hidden tumors and may cause neurological disorder. ...Read more

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What is epigenetics?

What is epigenetics?

Part of genetics: Studies the inheritance of genetic traits apart from the dna sequence. Most familiar are the changes caused by the various ways in which some of the cytosine bases are methylated. It is a growing subject and a fascinating one. ...Read more

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Is it true that leukocytosis is cancer?

Is it true that  leukocytosis is cancer?

No: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. Somebody is thinking of leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells or their near-kin, in which the white blood cells count may or may not be elevated. ...Read more

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What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

SIDS: Sids still remains largely a mystery. In recent years, some of the new findings include: some of it is genetic and runs in families; some of it is clearly due to parental intentional injury; some of it is accidental--either a parent lying on the infant while asleep, or by bedding; there was a large reduction in sids events when md groups campaigned to have babies lie on their back for sleep. ...Read more

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What is gillians barre?

What is gillians barre?

GBS: An ascending paralysis - starts in legs and travels towards head. Can be life threatening. Thought to be viral or autoimmune. ...Read more

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What is the egfr mutation test? What does its score imply?

What is the egfr mutation test? What does its score imply?

No such thing: There's an unproven test for one's MTHFR (a folic acid metabolism enzyme) genotype. A majority of people who pay to have it done will be told they have a health problem and the lab will then offer them certain special nutritional supplements. Most pathologists do not believe in this; I'm open-minded but not yet persuaded. ...Read more

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What is haploidization?

What is haploidization?

1/2 chromosomes: Haploid is half a set of chromosomes. The egg and the sperm each give half of the complement of chromosomes to the embryo. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia? What is its origin?

What is pneumonia? What is its origin?

Few causes: Most pneumonias caused by inhalation of organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungii. Defense mechanism of body reacts to infection with white blood cells as defense. More pneumonias occur in immune compromised individuals. Aspiration is another cause of pneumonia, Food and liquids go into lungs. A lot of times patient drunk or neurologically compromised. ...Read more

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Is it know what way is autism inherited?

Is it know what way is autism inherited?

No: There are many types of autism presentations as well as inheritance. For some indiv there are actually identified genetic abn(pku untreated is autism), some inheritance is of genetics for abnormal enzyme function, (poor digestion of certain proteins)for many at most a vulnerability is inherited. ...Read more

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Is is true that kawasaki syndome is genetic?

Is is true that kawasaki syndome is genetic?

Kawasaki Syndrome: Kawasaki syndrome (ks) is an acute febrile illness primarily affecting young children. Sudden death occurs due to coronary arteritis accompanied by aneurysms and thrombotic occlusion. The etiology and pathogenesisare unknown. As the disease is extraordinarily prevalent among the japanese, studies were done to found the genetic link but none was found. ...Read more

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What proof is there that schizophrenia is a detectable brain disease?

What proof is there that schizophrenia is a detectable brain disease?

Clinical Exam: There is no neuroanatomical 'proof' of schizophrenia (though there is no such 'proof' that headaches exist either). There are some neuroanatomical correlates to schizophrenia (increased lateral ventricular size and corresponding decrease in gray matter), though such findings are not specific enough to be of diagnostic utility. The disease is detected through a comprehensive clinical assessment. ...Read more

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What is the paraneoplastic phenomenon?

What is the paraneoplastic phenomenon?

From the neoplasm: For example, some cancers cause syndromes that are different from the primary tumor symptoms. Let's say small cell lung cancer can cause a low sodium level. By treating the cancer, the low sodium level can improve. Symptoms of lung cancer are typically shortness of breath, cough, weight loss, fatigue. Another syndrome is called eaton lambert syndrome which causes weakness. Treatment can help. ...Read more

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What is synkinesia? What is the relationship between this & adhd?

What is synkinesia? What is the relationship between this & adhd?

Involuntary movement: In dyskinesia, when one muscle is moved, there is involuntary movement of another muscle. This sometimes happens in severe bell palsy. Some medicines used for adhd (such as ritalin) list dyskinesia as a side effect. ...Read more

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Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

No: It is a picornavirus. There are some similarities (it's genome is made of rna) but it is not a retrovirus (like hiv). It is a cause of the common cold, and it typically not life threatening. ...Read more

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What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

HBsAg: It's an old term for the hepatitis b surface antigen. Having a positive hbsag means that you have hepatitis b: either acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What is sjogren's syndrome? Is it hereditary?

What is sjogren's syndrome? Is it hereditary?

Not necessarily: Autoimmune diseases like sjogrens can be seen with increased frequency with those have family members with autoimmune disease though they may have the same autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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