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What Is Inr
Clotting factor: When activated, prothrombin becomes thrombin, which among other effects turns fibrinogen into the stick for fibrin to create a molecular meshwork that will become the basis for the scab. Protrombin time is a conventional name for one assay of the ability of the clotting factors (not platelets) to keep blood in the vessels. ...Read more
An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typically prescribed now for bipolar disorder, where patients have depressive and manic (elevated mood) episodes. However, lithium also is a good antidepressant in itself and is often added for major depression, and it has been proven to reduce suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood thinner: Dipyridamole is another name for persantine. This is a medication that has blood-thinning properties by preventing platelets from clumping together, and hence is often given to people who have suffered certain types of strokes. However, it also has effects on the cells that make up the walls of coronary arteries, causing them to dilate, and hence can be used in pharmacologic stress testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ready made antibodies: Immunoglobulins are mainly used to replace deficiency, in other words people with weakened immune systems who don't produce enough antibodies for whatever reason. Immunoglobulins are used also for other conditions to combat some immunologic problems not otherwise helped by other treatments ...Read more
Hemodialysis: When kidneys are no longer able to filter the blood and make urine, this causes toxins to build up in the body along with excess fluid. Hemodialysis is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes. Blood is removed from the body and filtered through a man-made membrane and then the filtered blood is returned to the body. ...Read more
Low blood albumen: Hypoalbuminemia is low serum albumin, a blood protein that when low is a general indicator of poor nutrition, or low-protein intake. It can be associated with several disease conditions, or may be nonspecific. If your doctor told you that you have this, ask what his/her examination shows in conjunction with this data and other tests. ...Read more
Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required for normal function of all the organs. With kidney failure this can be done by dialysis either hemodialysis where blood is filtered through an external machine or using the lining od the abdomen (peritoneal membrane) as a filtering mechanism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart Attack: Myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. Antero-septal refers to a region of the heart. An asmi (antero-septal myocardial infarction) can cause considerable permanent heart damage as this would likely involve a large area of heart muscle. Optimally, treatment such as angioplasty would be performed within a very few hours to minimize long-term consequences. ...Read more
Red cells have burst: Haemolyzed, or hemolyzed here in the states, means that the erythrocytes, or red blood cells, have ruptured, releasing their contents into the sera. Most commonly noted on a blood sample to inform the provider that some results should be interpreted differently due to the "hemolysis". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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