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Alzheimer's Disease

... their brains examined. A large number of differences were present when comparing the normal brain to the Alzheimer's brain. There was a loss of nerve cells from the Cerebral Cortex in the Alzheimer's victim. Approximately ten percent of the neurons in this region were lost. But a ten percent loss is relatively minor, and cannot account for the severe impairment suffered by Alzheimer's victims. Neurofibrillary Tangles are also found in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. They are found within the cell bodies of nerve cells in the cer ...

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Shellfish Poisoning

... acid, Dominic acid, as the contaminant of shellfish. Paralytic (PSP), Diarrheic (DSP), Neuro toxic (NSP), Amnesic (ASP). Ingestion of contaminated shellfish results in a wide variety of symptoms, depending upon the toxins(s) present, their concentrations in the shellfish and the amount of contaminated shellfish consumed. In the case of PSP, the effects are predominantly neurological and include tingling, burning, numbness, drowsiness, incoherent speech, and respiratory paralysis. Less wellcharacterized are the symptoms associated wit ...

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The Circulatory System

... of the blood completes its course of circulation in approximately 30 seconds. Pulmonary circulation is where the blood from the entire body is transported to the right auricle through two large veins. The superior vena cava and the inferior vena cava. When the right auricle contracts, it forces the blood through an opening into the right ventricle. Contraction of this ventricle drives the blood to the lungs. Blood is prevented from returning into the auricle by the tricuspid valve, which completely closes during contraction of the ve ...

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Euthanasia

... physical handicap causing them to be completely dependent on those who care for them. This is rare though. I believe that life is precious and is worth fighting for. I am glad that assent-suicide is a crime in most places, including here. The word comes for a Greek word meaning literally “good death.” “Disconnecting respiratory devices is not a acceptable method of . It causes the patient to starve for oxygen and gasp for it, but when he/she cannot breathe, the body is starved for oxygen and suffocates. This is not merciful by any me ...

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Malaria

... 1996). Though many people are aware that malaria is a disease, they are unaware that it is life threatening, kills over a million people each year, and is a very elusive target for antimalarial drugs (Treatment of Malaria, 1996). Being a very specific disease, malaria is caused by only four protozoal parasites: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, and Plasmodium malariae. Not only is the disease specific, but the parasites are too, with only 60 of 380 species of female Anopheles mosquitoes as vectors. With ...

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AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

... to suffer a heavy burden of this illness. No cure or vaccine now exists for AIDS. Many of those infected with HIV may not even be aware that they carry and can spread the virus. Combating it is a major challenge to biomedical scientists and health-care providers. HIV infection and AIDS represent among the most pressing public-policy and public- health problems worldwide. COSTS I think that the AIDS epidemic is having a profound impact on many aspects of medicine and health care. The U.S. Public Health Service estimates that in 1993, the ...

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The Right To Die

... assisted suicide should be legalized in all fifty states. However, many oppose the idea of physician assisted suicide. Those who oppose physician-assisted suicide, or PAS, say the Hippocratic oath alone is an example of why PAS can never be legal. The Hippocratic oath is an oath that every doctor must take. The Hippocratic oath states "I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect"(Weir 5). Opponents agree it is all right for a doctor to opt to not resuscitate, or to cut off ...

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Asthma In A Fitness/School Setting

... congestion of the mucous membrane and excessive secretion of tough mucus. In inspiration the small bronchi are pulled open and the obstruction is thereby reduced. On the other hand, forced expiration tends to compress bronchi and increase the obstruction. Consequently inspiration is much easier than expiration; the difficult breathing of asthma differs in fact from all other forms of difficult breathing, in being mainly expiratory in character (Mezei, 1988). Not to be confused with asthma is a similar, but less intense, tightening of t ...

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Marfans Syndrome

... in 10,000 people has the Marfan syndrome. This means it affects over 20,000 people in the United States alone. Early diagnosis and treatment allows most individuals to live relatively normal, fulfilling lives, and may prevent more serious problems. The most serious problems associated with the Marfan syndrome involve the cardiovascular system. The two leaflets of the mitral valve may billow backwards when the heart contracts (mitral valve prolapse). This can lead to leakage of the mitral valve or irregular heart rhythm. In addition, t ...

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Human Nutrition

... by the body site and on state of nutrition. The BMR is an important diagnostic tool especially in determines disorders of the thyroid gland. Inadequate secretion of the thyroid may lead to greatly depresses metabolism with mental and physically lethargy. Depression is a complex illness with many facets of which mood is only one. Depression is a form of mental illness which a person experiences great sadness and despair in one. Depression can also be considered as self-destructive hatred, blaming oneself for being full of helpfulness. ...

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Issues To Consider In Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Patients

... and hard-of-hearing patients frequently report communication difficulties with their physicians.(n2) Most physicians' training and practice focus more heavily on the audiologic and pathologic aspects of hearing loss--etiology, detection and treatment--than on the issues that affect successful communication. An improved physician-patient alliance may be achieved with a better understanding of background issues, assistive devices, interview techniques and sources of further information. Guidelines for assessment of deaf and hard-of-hearing pati ...

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Abortion Is Murder

... we set up in this country, then we cannot overlook ANY human being -- NO ONE can be excluded. There are, however, a human beings that is ignored the protection to thier rights to life everyday. The aborted children. I dare the negative to PROVE that a child in her mother's wound is alive! Does the negative actually believe that a human being is alive when and only when a human being has fully developed? If this is true, then most of here are not alive. The human specie is only fully grown at adulthood, many of us here are not adults yet - ...

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