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What Is The Difference Between First Stage And Second Stage Baby Food
What is recommended to help to feel the difference between peptic culcer and the early stages of pregnancy?
Side effects: The second generation antihistamines were developed to try and decrease the side effects of the first generations. Many are "purified" first generation antihistamines so they have the active effects without the side effects of drowsiness, sedation, dry mouth etc. They also tend to have longer half lives, meaning they can be taken once or twice a day not every 4 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need advice on what is the the difference between the gestational age of a fetus and how many weeks you are?
Same thing: The way you count is from your last period, it is 40 weeks from your last period until your due date so when you are 6 weeks gestational age it means 6 weeks from your last period which is how many weeks u are ( most people get pregnant 2 weeks after their last period ) but u always count from the 1st day of the last period, and in my office in coral springs, fl, i always do an early ultraosund. ...Read more
Grade is key.: Brain tumors are rated by the world health organization grade, with higher grades generally being more aggressive. Stage is a terminology used in cancers outside of the brain, which describe how much a cancer has spread all over the body. Because brain tumors/cancers generally do not spread all over the body, we rarely use "staging" with primary brain tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjust for premies: Adjusted age is a term used when describing premature infants. Growth and development are monitored, not just for the baby's real age but for the age he would have been if he'd been born on time. For example, if the baby was born 3 months early and is now 9 months old, his growth and development will be compared to other babies who match his adjusted age, which is 6 months old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Above/below the belt: In general, hsv-1 causes herpes labialis (cold sores) and hsv-2 causes anal and genital herpes. But the viruses don't always follow the rules, so it's possible, for example, to get genital herpes caused by hsv-1, especially with an initial outbreak. Hsv-1 would be unlikely to cause recurrent genital herpes, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CNS: The 1st generation AH gets into the brain area thereby blocking the stimulatory effect on alertness from histamine. The 2nd generations ones do not get into the brain and thus do not usually induce drowsiness. 1st gen- more drying and better for runny nose , the sedating effect also better for itching than 2nd gen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: Stage refers to extent of cancer: generally stage 1 & 2 are early cancers; stage 3 involves spread to the nodes or structures in the middle of the chest; stage 4 involves spread to both lungs or other organs. Grade refers to the degree of abnormal appearance of the cancer when seen under the microscope- usually grades range from 1-3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weighty answers: When such a question comes along, the answer is not easy. Since the answer involves parental rights and responsibilities, the existence of more than one player makes a dna determination the standard.Most hospitals have the number to a mail out lab that will do the test from a mouth swab or blood sample. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labor: Your third stage of labor begins once your baby is born and ends when you deliver the placenta. You can choose to have either a physiological (or natural) third stage or an actively managed third stage. A physiological third stage means that you wait for the placenta to be delivered naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between palliative care and a hospice or are they the same thing but for different stages?
Hospice: Well, you may just need a palliative approach to care; comfort over cure. Hospice is palliative care in the last months of life. Discuss with your physician about working on your comfort or find a physician who is hospice and palliatively board-certified. It is unfortunate that cms has sort of defined hospice meaning palliative care for the last six months of life, but this is only an estimate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The same if pregnant: No difference if pregnant.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the difference between a pet scan and a mri? I hear these terms used all the time by my doctor regarding testing, and i'd like to know what the difference is between the two.
Anatomy v Physiology: Mri and ct look at the structure of the body, the anatomy, and the way diseases change or distort it. Pet looks at the physiology, or how the body uses, or metabolizes something. For pet, the most common metabolism pathway looked at is how glucose is used. A low dose ct is often acquired at the same time as the pet (as in pet/ct scan), to correlate the pet findings with the ct anatomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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