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Antibody

... by the body to neutralize an invading foreign agent or antigen , such as a virus . antidote ... ... to help defend it against infection . Antiemetic agent A drug that prevents or controls nausea and vomiting . Antifungal agent A drug used to treat fungal infection s. ...

Delta

... present in crude marijuana . The delta agent may also increase the severity of hepatitis B ... hepatitis . A test known as anti - delta agent antibody is positive and used to confirm the ... Test or Panel) Hepatitis D Virus ( Delta agent ( Hepatitis D)) Hepatitis Virus Test or ...

Drug

... TUESDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A contrast agent used in magnetic resonance im aging tests might ... loss of feeling or sensation. anesthetic An agent used to produce anesthesia . drug Any ... is hypersensitivity to a drug or foreign agent that leads to inflammation and damage to blood ...

Intravenous

... or to give medication. Vesicant A medication or agent that may cause blister ing. Virus A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria . More severe ... changes in the body. In some cases, a contrast agent (e.g., the element gadolinium) is injected ...

Virus

... or unspecified. B virus : An infectious agent commonly found among macaque monkeys, including ... respiratory tract. VIRUS : An infectious agent that is dependent upon a host cell for ... virus help identify the virus . virus The agent of an infectious disease , smaller than ...

Anorexia

... formed by the body to help defend it against infection . Antiemetic agent A drug that prevents or controls nausea and vomiting . Antifungal agent A drug used to treat fungal infection s. 5. Do you eat a healthy, ...

Appetite

... formed by the body to help defend it against infection . Antiemetic agent A drug that prevents or controls nausea and vomiting . Antifungal agent A drug used to treat fungal infection s. you would like a photo of ...

Bioterrorism

... Smallpox bioterrorism : The misuse of smallpox as an agent of bioterrorism . Bioterrorism and biowarfare today: A number of ... have become users of biological agents. Anthrax is a potential agent for use as a biological weapon or bioterrorism . While at least 17 ...

Common cold

... , mononucleosis , HIV , and various others. Vesicant A medication or agent that may cause blister ing. Virus A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria . The common cold is caused by a virus , ...

Hemorrhagic

... Entero hemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) serotype O157:H7 is the agent responsible for many outbreaks of blood y diarrhea in several ... ... Mesnex (mesna) tablets, 400 mg Indication: use as a prophylactic agent in reducing the incidence of ifosfamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis ....

Leukemia

... DIABETES ] ... Nipent (pentostatin) injection An antineoplastic agent currently marketed for use in the treatment of adult patients with ... HTLV-I has an affinity for T lymphocyte s; it appears to be the causative agent of certain T cell leukemia s, ... A high WBC count may indicate ...

Nausea

... , infection , and slow healing of wounds and bruises . Antiemetic agent A drug that prevents or controls nausea and vomiting . Antifungal agent A drug used to treat fungal infection s. Antigen Any substance that ...

Nausea and vomiting

... anxiety , depression , tremor s, and difficulty sleeping. Antiemetic agent A drug that prevents or controls nausea and vomiting . Antifungal agent A drug used to treat fungal infection s. Antigen Any substance that ...

Neoplasm

... are associated with the adrenal glands . Proposed indication: topical agent for the prevention of cutaneous neoplasm s and other skin ... prevent, inhibit or halt the development of a neoplasm (a tumor ). An agent with antineoplastic properties. For example, oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) is an ...

Puncture

... an intravenous drip, or to give medication. Vesicant A medication or agent that may cause blister ing. Virus A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria . Lumbar puncture with fluid ...

Toxin

... substance secreted by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis , the causative agent of the disease anthrax . Afla toxin Definition: Afla toxin s ... the stomach . resinifera toxin See RTX. resiquimod Investigational agent (gel formulation) in phase III trials for the treatment of recurrent ...

Vector

... pregnancy or birth . vector An animal that spreads an infectious agent from one host to another. Also called a carrier . vein ... Vector ... (such as a fly or mosquito) which serves to de liver a virus (or other agent of infection ) to a host . For Your Information Books ... viral ...

Vein

... an intravenous drip, or to give medication. Vesicant A medication or agent that may cause blister ing. Virus A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria . Treatment for actinomyces is long ...

Venipuncture

... an intravenous drip, or to give medication. Vesicant A medication or agent that may cause blister ing. Virus A tiny infectious agent that is smaller than bacteria . If a venipuncture is performed to ...

Viral

... eye . Conjunctivitis is sometimes called pink eye . Anti viral : An agent that kills a virus or that suppresses its ability to replicate and, ... medication may be necessary. Xerosis in the absence of an infectious agent may require frequent and prolonged moisturizing therapy. Chronic ...

Vomiting

... . It may include nausea , vomiting and dizziness . Antiemetic agent A drug that prevents or controls nausea and vomiting . Antifungal agent A drug used to treat fungal infection s. Antigen Any substance that ...

Accidents

... of steps that can be taken to prevent accidents in the home and at play. It includes sections on water and fire safety . Contrast im aging agent commonly used with SPECT (single photon emission-computed tomographic) im aging to detect cerebro vascular accidents ; ... Blood pressure , ...

Adenoviruses

... respiratory tract and eye infections . Adenoviruses used in gene therapy are altered to carry a specific tumor -fighting gene . adjunct agent In cancer therapy, a drug or substance used in addition to the primary therapy. Major groups of double-stranded DNA virus es (class I ...

Adenovirus

... respiratory tract and eye infections . Adenovirus es used in gene therapy are altered to carry a specific tumor -fighting gene . adjunct agent ... Adenovirus EIA test kit Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test kit for the detection of adenovirus in stool samples. Mfg: Trinity Biotech. ...

AIDS

... Kaposi’s sarcoma -associated herpesvirus (KSHV; also called human herpesvirus 8) is a lymph otropic herpesvirus that is the etiologic agent of Kaposi’s sarcoma as well as of two AIDS -related lymph oproliferative syndrome s. Conventional virus es produce slow virus ...

Agitation

... to searching for underlying reversible causes of delirium , the symptomatic management of delirium requires the addition of a neuroleptic agent to control agitation and perceptual or delusion al disturbance. Sedative: A drug that calms a patient down, easing agitation and permitting ...

Alveoli

... lungs ) to the alveoli , the air sacs of the lungs —is known as bronchiolitis . LiquiVent (perflubron) Liquid intra pulmonary ventilating agent delivered directly to the lungs to open collapsed alveoli , assist in respiratory gas exchange, and protect the lungs from the harmful effects ...

Amyloidosis

... amyloidosis Senile cardiac amyloidosis Stroke Tetralogy of Fallot Transient ischemic attack (TIA) ... Fibrillex (NC-503) Investigational agent and designated orphan drug for the treatment of secondary amyloidosis (AA amyloidosis ). Mfg/Source:Neurochem; Neurochem press release - ...

Anesthesia

... the physician s involved, show patients important information they need to know before going into the operating room and under anesthesia . An agent used to produce anesthesia . aneurysm A thin sac caused by a weakened area in the walls of blood vessels or the heart . As an aneurysm ...

Antigen

... Antigen Any substance (such as a toxin or enzyme ) capable of stimulating an immune response in the body. Ataxia ... antigen A foreign agent capable of starting an immune response or causing the body to produce antibodies. antiserum ... ANTIGEN : Any substance that antagonizes or ...

B virus

... B virus : An infectious agent commonly found among macaque monkeys, including rhesus macaques, pig-tailed macaques, and cynomolgus monkeys. Monkeys infected with this virus ...

Bacterial

... infectious agent, such as a viral or a bacterial infection , a systemic medication may be necessary. Xerosis in the absence of an infectious agent may require frequent and prolonged moisturizing therapy. ...

Bilirubin

... part of the bile , which is made in the liver and is stored in the gallbladder . The abnormal buildup of bilirubin causes jaundice . binding agent ... Bilirubin A reddish-yellow waste product produced by the liver that colors urine and is involved in the formation of some gallstones . ...

Bleeding

... with excessive bleeding ( menorrhagia ). ALUM: Potassium aluminum sulfate, or ammonium aluminum sulfate, used especially as an emetic (an agent that induces vomiting ), an astringent (a substance that contracts tissue s), and a styptic (a substance that tends to check bleeding by ...

Blood clots

... your feet become cold or change color) Irritation of the vein from the sclerosing solution Obstruction of blood flow caused by the sclerosing agent ... Blood clots can form in the ballooned area and possibly block blood flow through the coronary artery . When this happens, the heart ...

Blood

... 8) Sounding the Alert on High Rate of False Positives with hCG Blood ... Entero hemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) serotype O157:H7 is the agent responsible for many outbreaks of blood y diarrhea in several countries. In Melanesian culture , it is believed that the fetus comes from ...

Bone marrow

... reconstitution of damaged bone marrow ; chemotherapy before surgery ; immunotherapy, including immuno toxins (molecules that combine a toxic agent with an antibody that binds to tumor cells); ... Following birth , the bone marrow of the infant , child, and adult makes the red blood ...

Bruises

... 42% laceration s (cuts), 27% contusion s ( bruises ), 17% fractures ( broken bones ), ... Obstruction of blood flow caused by the sclerosing agent Leakage of the sclerosing solution out of the veins into other tissue (which can damage the surrounding tissue ) Hematoma s ( bruises ) Nerve ...

Cough

... prolonged standing or sitting, or be aggravated by sneezing , cough ing, or laughing. AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION: Process by which an infectious agent passes through the air to infect susceptible individuals by droplet infection (eg, sneezing , cough ing). ...

Cystitis

... cases typically bringing on symptoms quite rapidly, just as you have experienced. Mesnex (mesna) tablets, 400 mg Indication: use as a prophylactic agent in reducing the incidence of ifosfamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis . cystitis - a bacterial infection in the bladder that often has ...
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