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Passive

... followed by vaccinations over several weeks for active immunization . Passive suicidal thoughts ... will move your leg and knee joint . In an active test, you use your muscle s to move your leg and ... get love and keep love you have to go out and be active and learn a variety of specific skills. ...

Aloe

... emollient resin with hydrating/softening properties. Alpha Hydroxy : An active substance with exfoliating and emollient properties. Althea: Botanical ... Aloe gel is a common household remedy for sunburn s. Aloe contains active compounds that help stop pain and inflammation of the skin . An ...

Antibiotic

... antibiotic -associated diarrhea , try the following suggestions: ... active tuberculosis is treated with a multi ple antibiotic regime, and the ... advised to by the doctor. Activity Avoid sexual intercourse during the active phase of the infection . Diet ... Oral antibiotic s Oral ...

Atrophy

... and simply waste away. Other images that might be of interest to you - active vs. Inactive Muscle ... Muscle atrophy refers to the wasting or ... the ovaries and other tissue s within the body produce little hormonally active estrogen . Atrophy A wasting or decrease in size of a muscle or ...

Carrier

... non-hodgkin's lymphoma in HIV -infected individuals treated with highly active antiretro viral therapy. Int J Cancer 103 (1): 142-4, 2003. Carrier ... drug to the tumor site. If you are an HIV carrier or have an active case of AIDS , follow these guidelines to prevent the spread of AIDS : .....

Culture

... of plants for anti tumor activity. - Scientists have found that the active culture of bacteria in yogurt (lactobacillus) can fortify the immune ... problems, including stomach , liver , and gallbladder disorders. The active extract of milk thistle seeds is called silymarin. The fact that ...

Duodenal ulcer

... maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis , for short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer and active benign gastric ulcer , and for the treatment of certain ...

Duodenal

... maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis , for short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer and active benign gastric ulcer , and for the treatment of certain ...

Endometrial cancer

... cause have a confirmed or recurrent blood clotting disorder have active liver disease or abnormal liver function due to past liver disease ... how the medicine works. Unexplained vagina l bleeding Chronic or active liver disease Breast cancer Endometrial cancer Recent blood ...

Esophagitis

... maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis , for short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer and active benign gastric ulcer , and for the treatment of certain ...

Gastric ulcer

... maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis , for short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer and active benign gastric ulcer , and for the treatment of certain ...

Homosexual

... among heterosexual s. Transmission in pregnancy . sexually active homosexual men bisexual men and their partners IV drug users and ... ( homosexual men may be at increased risk from ... Being a sexually active homosexual or bisexual man. Living with someone who has long-term ( ...

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

... Adult Still's disease ... and symptoms of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have had an inadequate response to one or more DMARDs [11/98]; (3) treatment of moderately to severely active polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ... Researchers ...

Metabolite

... the case of meperidine, the anticholinergic activity associated with its active metabolite normeperidine is suspected to be the basis of the cognitive ... testes . Diazepam (Valium) is still widely used for anxiety , but its active metabolite , desmethyldiazepam, which has a long half-life, may make ...

Polyp

... , starch, or glycogen. POLYVAL ENT VACCINE : A vaccine that is active against multi ple viral strains . Polyp henonE An extract of green ... , usually on the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand . The active constituents in green tea are powerful antioxidants called polyp henols ...

Proctitis

... the onset of a disease . PRODRUG: A compound that the body converts into active drug . cysts ; paraphysis; parapineal; paraplasm; par aplastic ; ... (mesalamine; 5-ASA) 500-mg rectal suppository Indication: treatment of active ulcer ative proctitis . Dosage/administration: single 500-mg ...

Prodrome

... the onset of a disease . PRODRUG: A compound that the body converts into active drug . PROGENITOR: Parent or ancestor. The first is known as the ... of the infection . The second stage comprises the symptoms of the active infection itself. Tingling, burning, itching , and redness at the ...

Strains

... e that have been infected by bacteriophages. The introduction of highly active antiretro viral therapy (HAART) has delayed or prevented the emergence of ... visits to doctors every year. More than half of these injuries happen to active young adults between the ages of 25 and 44. Twelve older women are ...

Vitamin D

... essential for normal bone growth. The kidney s turn vitamin D into an active hormone called calcitriol that helps bones absorb the right amount of ... - Stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells ... The active form of vitamin D . Calcitriol is formed in the kidney s or made in the ...

Abstinence

... The most effective birth control option is sexual abstinence . If you're not currently sexually active, but you're considering becoming sexually active and wondering about birth control options, ... Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or periodic abstinence ) involves ...

Acetone

... the breathing . This is a characteristic sign of keto acidosis (such as diabetic ketoacidosis ), a potentially life-threatening condition. The active ingredient in most sunless tanning products is dihydroxy acetone (DHA). DHA is the only color additive approved by the Food and Drug ...

Actinic keratoses

... Actinic Keratoses commonly “show up" in the spring or summer, leading physician s to believe that they become more active after sun exposure. Actinic keratoses , also known as solar keratoses, grow slowly and usually cause no signs or symptoms other than patches or ...

Acupuncture

... to your doctor if you need help. Acupuncture , meditation, massage, and spiritual healing may also be helpful. It is important for you to play an active part in the fight against this disease . To keep from spreading AIDS : ... ...

ADD

... at the time of food intake. Adalimumab ( ADD -ah-lim-u-mab) is used to decreased signs, symptoms, and progression of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis . harkoseride ( ADD 234037) An anticonvulsant for the treatment of epilepsy currently being evaluated in phase II ...

Adolescents

... from a decrease in the elasticity of the plantar fascia and a slowing of the healing process with age. Heel pain also is relatively common in active children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 13. ...

Adoption

... illness usually stops with the adoption of a healthy diet and treatment of the underlying medical condition. By the suppression of the active causes of the disease and the adoption of better means for the improvement of general nutrition and especially of the nutrition of the spinal ...

Aerobic

... is almost always caused by preserved foods that have been improperly processed, usually a product canned imperfectly at home. You can be active by walking , doing water aerobic s, or yoga. If you cannot walk, talk with your doctor or nurse about ways you can be active, such as doing ...

Albumin

... (which plays a part in the immune system ) ... If the globulins are elevated and albumin is decreased, hepatic cirrhosis or chronic active hepatitis may be present. Special Considerations: ... Blood creatinine and urine micro albumin for evidence of kidney disease Lipid ...

Alpha

... this protein into the blood stream. AAT helps protect the lungs against damage from other chemicals in the blood . Alpha Hydroxy : An active substance with exfoliating and emollient properties. Althea: Botanical root believed to have emollient and soothing capabilities for skin . ...

Alpha hydroxy

... Alpha Hydroxy : An active substance with exfoliating and emollient properties. Althea: Botanical root believed to have emollient and soothing capabilities for skin . ...

Anal abscess

... ; and A peri anal abscess is a pool of pus that forms next to the anus , ... Surgery may help to either relieve chronic symptoms of active disease that does not respond to medical therapy or to correct complications, such as intestinal blockage, perforation , abdominal or peri anal ...

Ankylosing spondylitis

... spondylitis , diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, rheumatoid arthritis , bursitis ) Sever's disease (relatively common condition in active growing children and adolescents ) Soft- tissue sarcoma of the foot (rare) Stress fractures ... Rarer conditions that cause aortic valve ...

Anti

... . NON-NUCLEOSIDE REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITORS (NNRTIS): The third class of anti - HIV drugs, NNRTIs bind near reverse transcriptase's active site and subsequently inhibit its polymerase activity. Rarely, mild cases with few symptoms besides arthritis are treated with aspirin alone, ...

Antimicrobial

... preparations. Azelaic acid was originally used to treat brown spots/hyperpigmentation. The treatment of choice for prevention and for active cases is the antimicrobial drug isoniazid (INH), available since 1956. BV is treatable with antimicrobial medicines prescribed by a health ...

Antidote

... doctor. Decreased Mobility in the Elderly: The Exercise Antidote Buckwalter JA, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, September 1997; 25( 9). active Australia: Healthy Ageing and Physical Activity NSW Department of Health, Australia ... A substance that is used in medicine as an antidote ...

ARDS

... chest with a stethoscope may hear "crackling" or wheezing sounds. NAN RICH ARDS ON: It was very frustrating to see someone who was so physically active and so assertive and very ambitious and being able to do so many things, that he accomplished suddenly to have to start over. The main symptom of ...

Ataxia

... to be expressed. ATAXIA : Lack of voluntary muscle coordination. ATTENUATED: Weakened or decreased. AUTO ANTIBODY : 1. An antibody that is active against some of the tissue s of the organ ism that produced it. 2. An antibody directed against the body's own tissue . SYMPTOMS" Ataxia ...

Bed sores

... and range-of-motion exercise s, are intended to prevent complications related to stroke , like infections and bed sores . People should stay active within their physical limitations. Preventing complications such as pneumonia , bed sores , injuries from falls , or urinary infection ...

Bleach

... - this can weaken it. Air dry your hair as much as possible and avoid heating devices such as curling irons and hot rollers. It is also the active component of bleach . Once formed, toxic oxygen can damage various parts of the body, such as the membrane s which form the boundaries of every ...

Body weight

... . This test measures changes in body weight , urine output , ... Inactivity and insufficient exercise can be contributing factors; the less active the person, the fewer calorie s are needed to maintain normal body weight . In animals, ropinirole has been shown to have adverse effects on ...
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