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What is osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis ...: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily. ...Read more

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What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

What is immunoglobulin used for? What is it exactly?

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

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What is methotrexate and what is it used for?

What is methotrexate and what is it used for?

See below: It is what is known as a dmard---disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug that is used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is osteocalcin

What is osteocalcin

Bone Protein: Osteocalcin is a type of protein found in bone and teeth. Osteocalcin is secreted by cells known as osteoblasts. Osteoblasts are the type of bone cells that make bone. Some doctors are measuring osteocalcin levels to assess osteobalstic activity. ...Read more

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What is hyalgan?

What is hyalgan?

Very expensive oil..: The inside of every joint in your body contains some lubricating fluid--equivalent to oil for you car. This fluid composes of various protein/collagen substances giving it cushioning/lubricating property. In some case of arthritis, this fluid is low and grinding from daily activities can cause inflammation/pain. Hyalgan is a 'replica" of this fluid and injection in to joint can help some patients. ...Read more

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What is glutathione and what is it used for?

What is glutathione and what is it used for?

A protein.: Glutathione is a protein made up of three peptides that is synthesized by the body. It is significant because it is involved in a number of important biochemical pathways in the body. It helps to detoxify the body of certain substances, it is important in iron metabolism, is used in dna synthesis and repair, and regulates Nitric Oxide handling. ...Read more

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What is osteopenia?

What is osteopenia?

Low bone calcium: Osteopenia is low but not dangerously low bone calcium. You need to talk to your doctor to see if you need treatment. ...Read more

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What is betanoid, what is it used for?

What is betanoid, what is it used for?

Betanoid: has Betamethasone as a primary ingredient and is sold in South Africa. It a glucocortiocid steroid that can be used to treat itching. ...Read more

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What is amirodirone?

What is amirodirone?

You mean smoldering: Amiodarone is an anti arrhythmic medication that can treat a variety of hear rhythm problems. There are many potential side effects and drug interactions that need to be monitored. ...Read more

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What is deferoxamine?

What is deferoxamine?

Iron chelator: Desferoxamine is used to chelate excess iron in someone who has received multiple transfusions or has a genetic abnormality causing excess iron absorption. ...Read more

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What is osteopena?

What is osteopena?

Low bone density: Osteopenia is term for low bone density. It is a precursor for developing osteoporosis if there is a continuing loss of bone such as occurs in untreated postmenopausal women. ...Read more

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What is disofenin?

What is disofenin?

Disofenin is: A compound that is actively cleared by the liver through the bile duct system. When 'labeled' with tc99m, a radioactive substance it can be visualized with a gamma camera. It's used for biliary imaging. There are other radiopharmaceuticals that behave similarly. It has no significant effect on the body. ...Read more

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What is delatestryl complete? What is it used for?

What is delatestryl complete? What is it used for?

Delatestryl: This is an injectable testosterone that should be used in men who have low testosterone levels. Before that injection is given your doctor will take your medical history, examine you, and order appropriate lab tests. If your levels are OK you don't need testosterone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fosamax?

What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fosamax?

Chemical structure: Actonel (risedronate) and Fosamax are drugs in the bisphosphonate family. They have similar but not identical structures. They produce similar benefits for osteoporosis patients. ...Read more

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What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

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 more

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What is plasma acth? How is it performed?

What is plasma acth? How is it performed?

ACTH: Good question but hard to answer in a short paragraph. Please go online and look up ACTH in articles designed for patients not doctors. That should be of great help. Any questions - send them to me. ...Read more

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What is interferon?

What is interferon?

Immune booster: Interferons are proteins released from host cells in response to the presence of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to allow for the defense against pathogens or tumors. It has been manufactured by recombinant dna technology and has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, infections and tumors. ...Read more

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What is osteoblastogenesis?

What is osteoblastogenesis?

Bone formation: That is not a real commonly used term. Osteogenesis basically means bone formation.osteo means bone, genesis means to create. Osteoblasts are the cells that create bone. So technically, osteoblastogenesis would mean the creation of osteoblasts, but it is probably referring to the creation/ formation of bone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fossamax?

What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fossamax?

Similar, but differ: Both are bisphosphonate drugs, taken orally, which decrease bone breakdown by osteoclast cells, and therefore increase bone density ;#40;a marker of bone strength;#41;. Different dosing, but can be weekly or monthly for either in osteoporosis. Were used in tumors in or to bone-now drugs mostly given IV for that. Fosamax (alendronate) stays in the system and bone longer; was thought to be more GI irritating ;#40;maybe not;#41;. ...Read more