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Why Cerebrum Is Important
See below:: Omega-3 fatty acid: dha (docosahexaenoic acid): from breast milk, flax, walnuts, some algae and fatty fish. The brain is 60% fat! this structural fat supports the myelin sheath, covering billions of neurons in our brains. A substantial portion is dha. Research suggests that infants receiving dha from breast milk or infant formula with dha have higher iqs and more mature visual skills. ...Read more
Complicated: The smn2 gene provides instructions for making the survival motor neuron (smn) protein. The smn protein is found throughout the body, with high levels in the spinal cord. This protein is particularly important for the maintenance of specialized nerve cells called motor neurons, which are located in the spinal cord and the part of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord (the brainstem). Moto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Question: Obesity is having too much body mass. It takes more Insulin for a heavy person to process sugar from food and your system can burn out and you become diabetic. Blood pressure could be increased. Estrogen levels can rise, setting you up for cancers of various types. There is stress on your heart. You can get depressed. What you eat and how much are the most important factors in losing weight. ...Read more
Interleukins: One of a large group of proteins produced mainly by t cells and in some cases by mononuclear phagocytes or other cells. Interleukins participate in communication among leukocytes and are important in the inflammatory response. Most interleukins direct other cells to divide and differentiate. Each acts on a particular group of cells that have receptors specific to that interleukin. ...Read more
TPA (alteplase): Tpa (alteplase) or tissue plasminogen activator is a subtance that is used to break up clots that form in the body. It has been used to stop heart attacks, strokes or clots that form in the arms or legs. It has even been used to dissolve clots in the lungs with some success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lively living 4 life: You are so lucky. Before 40 there is a lot of time to live a wonderful, long and healthy life by including exercise and balanced diet the key is to start now. Everything you do will lay down the foundation for being vigorous when a senior. In addition, it will make you feel energetic now. So protect the heart-every meal, every day. And add exercise 3x/wk and throughout each day to build endurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural killer cells: Natural killer, a white blood cell, cells are rapid responses to virally infected cells and respond to tumor formation, acting at around 3 days after infection. This is one of our first lines of defense for infection and cancers. Without this our body is much more prone to infection. ...Read more
Breakfast: If you skip breakfast then it will be about 16 hours between 2 meals, which is not healthy for the stomach. Your level of energy also will diminish in the most active part of the day if you avoid breakfast. ...Read more
Endogenous pyrogen: In looking for mechanisms for Coleys Toxin as a cancer vaccine, bacterial toxins used were found to release a chemical termed tumor necrosis factor. This was found to be the same as cachexin, or now TNF? It is involved in systemic inflammation and is a member of a group of cytokines that stimulate acute phase reaction. It is produced by macrophages, CD4+ lymphocytes and NK cells. ...Read more
Glycemic control: Hemoglobin and serum albumin undergo glycosylation ie. binds with glucose. Glycosylated hemoglobin level (HbA1) is widely used as index of glycemic control in diabetic patients but due to long survival time of erythrocytes (120 days), it remains elevated for several weeks after improved control. Glycosylated serum albumin (GSA) has a shorter half-life (20 days) so it can detect changes earlier ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two levels in coma: Decorticate rigidity occurs as the connection between the cortex of the brain and the rest of the nervous system is interrupted, when pressure is applied to the sternum arms flex and legs extend. Decerebration is a more advanced stage of coma when the connection is interrupted between the entire brain and the rest of the nervous system. The result is the extension of the 4 extremities. ...Read more
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