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What is crack?

What is crack?

Crack: Crack Cocaine is the freebase form of Cocaine that can be smoked. It may also be termed rock, hard, iron, cavvy, base, or just crack; it is the most addictive form of cocaine. Crack rocks offer a short but intense high to smokers. Crack appeared primarily in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods in new york, los angeles, and miami in late 1984 and 1985. ...Read more

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What is vastarel? What is it for?

What is vastarel? What is it for?

Trimetazidine: It is a drug not available in the US. It is used in Europe as a treatment for angina when the usual drugs aren't adequately relieving symptoms. It works by interfering with fatty acid metabolism. ...Read more

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What is divalproex? What is it for?

What is divalproex? What is it for?

Divalproex: is used in the treatment of seizures and mood stabilization in bipolar disorders. ...Read more

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Is it bad to crack your knuckles?

Is it bad to crack your knuckles?

No: Contrary to the other answer to your question, studies have shown that cracking knuckles does not cause arthritis or make preexisting arthritis more severe. ...Read more

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What is it like having achondroplasia? Is it painful?

What is it like having achondroplasia? Is it painful?

Achondroplasia: It causes short stature, small head, hearing loss, dental malocclusion, abnormal facial features, increase fluid in the brain. In adulthood it may cause nerve root compression and sciatica which results in pain. ...Read more

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What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

?multiple sclerosis?: Is that what you meant?.. If so, ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in approx 400, 000 americans, where there is an inflammatory attack on the myelin coverings of the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Typical symptoms involve loss of vision, double vision, weakness, incoordination, loss of balance, numbness, pain, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and problems with bowel and bladder. ...Read more

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What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

What is a fistula and what is its treatment?

Abnl connection: Abnormal connection between organs (ie intestine) and other organs or vessels. ...Read more

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What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

It is a deformity of: The spine & are several types or categories with it appearing that the spine is curved &/or twisted. The categories are defined by the causes &/or age of onset. The typical one in teenage years is idiopathic scoliosis. This is assessed by seeing your physician. Causes can be tumor, a neurologic syndrome , an orthopedic syndrome, a congenital type or idiopathic which is multifactoral. ...Read more

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What is circumcision and what does it involve?

What is circumcision and what does it involve?

Removal of foreskin: Mostly done in infancy.. May need 2b done in adults if foreskin is tight (phimosis) and doesn't retract easily ;/or doesn't respond to steroid cream. Circumcision after infancy usually performed under general anesthesia. Foreskin is removed between 2 circumferential incisions. Bleeding vessels are cauterized ; 2 skin edges sutured together with absorbable suture material. Coban dressing may b used. ...Read more

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What is allopurinol? What is it for? What does it do?

What is allopurinol? What is it for? What does it do?

Uric acid. : Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders. ...Read more

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What is this bump on my wrist? Is it serious?

What is this bump on my wrist? Is it serious?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How is it that my anus is itchy?

How is it that my anus is itchy?

Anti-hemmorhoidals,,: Anti-hemmorhoidal ointment should help this. It has soothing, pain relieving chemicals that stop itching and burning. It is likely best to use this after pasing stools and cleaning yourself. ...Read more

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What is a fissure?

What is a fissure?

Groove: In the medical sciences, fissure is a elongated grrove which separates the body tissues. Some body parts also contain fissures which means the cleft separating a body part. For example anal fissure which is a disease and caused by tear in the anal region due to injury or disease. ...Read more

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What is a bone graph? Is it dangerous?

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What is a bone graph? Is it dangerous?

A free piece of bone: Bone grafts are pieces of bone from one part of your body used to reconstruct another area that is deficient. When performed judiciously by an experienced surgeon the potential for complications is minimal and the surgery is safe. ...Read more

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What is prolotherapy, how is it done and what is it used for?

Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy is also known as "proliferation therapy, " "regenerative injection therapy, "or "proliferative injection therapy". It involves injecting a non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more

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What is Formication and how is it caused?

What is Formication and how is it caused?

FORMICATION: THIS IS A SOMEWHAT UNCOMMON DISORDER. IT IS THE FELING OF SOMETHING, LIKE ANTS, CREEPING OR CRAWLING OVER THE SKIN. IT IS A "TACTILE HALLUCINATION." CERTAIN DRUGS CAN CAUSE IT. ...Read more

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What is a petrous canal stenosis and how is it fixed?

What is a petrous canal stenosis and how is it fixed?

Rare: Narrowing at entrance of facial and cochlear nerve into the petrous bone. The Petrous bone is one of the 5 bones that make up the skull and is the hardest bone in the body. A Neuro-Otologist would perform a surgery to widen the narrowed portion. They operate in this area for all of their surgeries. ...Read more