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Use Of Marijuana As Medicine
... of treatment. It has been used
effectively to combat the nausea caused by chemotherapy, to reduce the internal
pressure of the eyes of glaucoma patients, and to prevent the “wasting syndrome”
in AIDS and cancer patients (“Marijuana for the Sick” A10). As an alternative to
using actual marijuana, modern science has developed a synthetic form of THC,
the active chemical in marijuana. However, this synthetic drug, called Marinol,
is useless for most everyday treatment because it has the unpleasant side effect
of being a powerful sedative. A member of Milwaukee's AIDS community, said that
a friend of his was taking Mari ...
Clinical Chemistry Tests In Medicine
... are constantly renewed. In
the course of this turnover, they may undergo deamination, the removal of the
amino group. Deamination, which takes place principally in the liver, results
in the formation of ammonia. In the liver, the ammonia is quickly converted to
urea, which is relatively nontoxic, and is then released into the bloodstream.
In the blood, it is readily removed through the kidneys and excreted in the
urine. Any disease or condition that reduces glomerular filtration or increases
protein catabolism results in elevated BUN levels.
Creatinine is another indicator of kidney function. Creatinine is a
Plants, Spirits, And Healing
... Africa, and Southeast Asia. There are
over 200,000 witch doctors locally in South Africa alone. Shamans are
usually the ones who hold power in their communities because they have the
power to communicate with the spirits. The shaman learn from a spiritual
teacher and are asked to protect people from harm, to cure the ones with
poor health, and to help with affairs of the heart.
Amulets are believed to have traditional magical powers, and are
used to protect the wearer from evil and illness. Some can be made of
various items including teeth or bone. Masks are used in ceremonies. The
medicine man usua ...
Injustice Of Abortion
... never wronged a single person. If Americans are unable to unite behind a principle which is so seemingly universal, then what will they unite behind? It is simply un-American to solve problems by killing it. On one hand, America is a peace loving country that intervenes in places like Ireland and the Middle East to end war and promote peace. On the other hand, many Americans whole heartedly support the practice of choosing to kill a baby so that the parent can avoid conflicts when the baby is born. This seems like a very contradictory and unnecessary practice.
One major problem with the is the fact that people ...
Resuscitation From Severe Hemorrhage
... is restored and cardiac arrest is avoided, hemorrhagic shock, which can cause organ failure, is often a problem. There are 3 types of hemorrhagic shock: compensated hemorrhagic shock; uncompensated hemorrhagic shock, the shock which is reversible; and irreversible hemorrhagic shock. The most popular way of resuscitation is the use of lactated ringer's solution to make up for lost blood volume by making the cells swell and in turn restores normotension. This works fairly well but it is not the optimal treatment.
Half of the deaths that occur annually are due to acute illness or injury, and are ...
The Immune System
... parts that work together to fight
infections when pathogens or poisons invade the human body. Pathogens are
disease-causing organisms such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system
reacts to foreign substances through a series of steps know as the immune
response. Any agent perceived as foreign by a body's immune system is called an
antigen. Several types of cells may be involved in the immune response to
When an antigen enters the body, it may be partly neutralized by
components of the innate immune system. It may be attacked by phagocytes or by
performed antibodies that act together with the comple ...
... disorder. However, only a decade ago TS was frequently misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Sydenham's chorea, epilepsy, or nervous habits. The differentiation of TS from other tic syndromes may be no more than semantic, especially since recent genetic evidence links TS with multiple tics. Transient tics of childhood are best defined in retrospect. At times it may be difficult to distinguish children with extreme attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from TS. Many ADHD children, on close examination, have a few phonic or motor tics, grimace, or produce noises similar to t ...
Bipolar Affective Disorder
... of its causes and treatment.
Affective disorders are characterized by a smorgasbord of symptoms that can be broken into manic and depressive episodes. The depressive episodes are characterized by intense feelings of sadness and despair that can become feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Some of the symptoms of a depressive episode include anhedonia, disturbances in sleep and appetite, psychomotor retardation, loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, guilt, difficulty thinking, indecision, and recurrent thoughts of death and suicide (Hollandsworth, Jr. 1990 ). The manic episodes are characterized ...
The Bubonic Plague
... plague arrived in England. But it
is certain that it arrived via the ports, carried on merchant and Naval
ships. However, were the infected fleas carried by the rats in the grain
or bales of cloth and cotton, or on the backs of the crew, passengers or
returning soldiers? Furthermore, how did the disease spread from the ports
to the town and country? Via wild rodents in the countryside, by the rats
and fleas in transported freight, or by the fleas on their human
hosts?Although the evidence is mixed and debatable, it is suggested they
all played a role. There is evidence to support that plague was caught from
On Ockham's Razor And Gulf Ills
... the onset, the more possible causes it has. Think about
all of the "causes" adduced fifteen years ago for AIDS! They include dope,
sensation-enhancing drugs (poppers), etc. In the end, after scientific
investigation, only one essential cause remains: HIV.
No virus, then no disease, no matter what else is happening.
By the same token, Gulf War syndrome has been attributed to a variety of
causes, including, according to the Presidential Advisory Committee, these
top 10 candidates:
Biological warfare agents
Chemical warfare agents
Depleted uranium in shells, armor
Infectious diseases ...