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Protein S

... ... Several classes of protein s uch as MHC class I and II protein s are encoded in this region. ... are known as Human leukocyte antigen s (HLA). class I molecules are designated HLA-A, B, or C. class II molecules are designated DP, DQ or DR. ...

Walking

... walk backwards; uses spoon to feed self; ... class II - walking more than two blocks/slight limits class III - walking less than two blocks/marked limits class IV - minimal activity or rest/severe limits to ...

Aerobic

... lis. "After I quit running, I joined a low-impact step aerobic s class that met four nights a week,"' says Shain. "I attended the class regularly through the end of my pregnancy , modifying the steps that were ...

Anti

... Nonsteroidal Anti -inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) NSAIDs are of the class of analgesics known as nonopioid or non-narcotic. Anti -Inflammatory ... . NON-NUCLEOSIDE REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITORS (NNRTIS): The third class of anti - HIV drugs, NNRTIs bind near reverse transcriptase's active ...

Delta

... (THC), ... T-cells, the antigen peptides must be presented on class II MHC, and in the case of killer T-cells , the antigen peptides must be presented on class I MHC. The T- cell antigen receptor consists of either an alpha / ...

Hypnotic

... Amitriptyline, including a description, generic and brand names, drug class and mechanism, preparations, storage, reasons for prescription , dosing, ... and Sonata (zaleplon) are two examples. Barbiturates are drugs in a class called sedative- hypnotic s . Barbiturate intoxication occurs when ...

Hypnotics

... Amitriptyline, including a description, generic and brand names, drug class and mechanism, preparations, storage, reasons for prescription , dosing, ... and Sonata (zaleplon) are two examples. Barbiturates are drugs in a class called sedative- hypnotics . Barbiturate intoxication occurs when ...

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

... ... Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) NSAIDs are of the class of analgesics known as nonopioid or non-narcotic. Nonsteroidal ... Indomethacin reduces pain , fever , swelling , and redness. a class of painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) some ...

Pneumonia

... Pneumonia is an infection of the lung that can be caused by nearly any class of organ ism known to cause human infections . These include bacteria , ... the antibiotic pentamidine, which is used used to treat pneumonia a class of painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) some ...

AIDS

... and AIDS . For patients that have rheumatoid arthritis that has failed to respond adequately to NS AIDS , your doctor will consider a different class of medication called disease -modifying drugs or DM ARDS . HIV , the virus that leads to AIDS , can also cause glomerular disease . Between ...

Anthrax

... releasing toxic chemicals (e.g. clostridium botulinum) or by penetrating deep into tissue (e.g. streptococci). Infections caused by this class of bacteria include anthrax and listeriosis. ...

Antibiotics

... disease in livestock, practices that encourage the development of drug -resistant bacterial variants. Zyvox (linezolid) The first in a new class of antibiotics called oxazolidinones. Tetracycline: A family of broad-spectrum antibiotics effective against a remarkably wide variety of ...

Borrelia

... known as ixodes. Borrelia burgdorferi ( Lyme disease ) fungi such as candida , aspergillus, or cryptococcus neoformans ... Borrelia A class of disease -causing bacteria that includes the organ isms that cause relapsing fever and Lyme disease . botulism ... ImuLyme ( Borrelia ...

Breasts

... development of female body characteristics, such as the breasts , body shape, and body hair . selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) New class of drug with selective ability to affect the skeletal and cardiovascular systems similar to estrogen , but without having the unwanted effects ...

Chiggers

... CHIGGERS SYMPTOMS"A red spot that itches intensely for about 3 days. CAUSES" Chiggers , also called red bugs, are extremely tiny insects in the class (arthropoda, eight-legged creatures) which includes scorpions, spiders, and mites. Chickenpox Treatment Chiggers Child Abuse - Resources ...

Cholera

... . Some foods , drugs, or other chemical toxins may trigger HSP as well. Often no cause can be found. Examples of infections caused by this class of bacteria include the plague , rabbit fever , cholera , thyphoid fever and salmonella . Gram-positive bacteria are rarer and treatable ...

Clostridium

... releasing toxic chemicals (e.g. clostridium botulinum) or by penetrating deep into tissue (e.g. streptococci). Infections caused by this class of bacteria include anthrax and listeriosis. ...

Coma

... ) Complete Heart Block ( Heart Block ) ... Overdose results in coma and eventually death . 2. Nonopioid Analgesics . All of this class of analgesics, except acetaminophen, are NSAIDs . Liver encephalopathy is also called portal- systemic encephalopathy, hepatic encephalopathy ...

Conception

... conception , pregnancy is usually uneventful. Symptoms: ... Conception The union of egg and sperm to form a fetus . Corticosteroids A class of drugs that are synthetic versions of the cortisone produced by the body. They rank among the most powerful anti -inflammatory agents. Mis ...

Cramp

... , Occupational stress syndrome , Work-related pain disorder, Pain dysfunction syndrome , Regional musculo skeletal disorder) ... economy class syndrome Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which may develop after long periods of inactivity and sitting in cramp ed conditions as may occur with long ...

Death

... disease , drug ingestion , or metabolic causes. Overdose results in coma and eventually death . 2. Nonopioid Analgesics . All of this class of analgesics, except acetaminophen, are NSAIDs . A tendency to worsen to a more serious illness or death . Commonly used to describe cancer . ...

Dengue fever

... in the continental United States and in Hawaii. The name arbo virus was coined in part by Dr. William C. Reeves (1916-2004) to connote the class of virus es carried by insects and responsible for disease s like malaria , dengue fever , encephalitis and West Nile. ...

Drug

... RNA circulating in the blood - stream. Another imidazole drug , itraconazole (Sporanox) is available in capsule form. Other preparations in this class include Desenex and Tinactin, which contain tolnaftate. You should be able to discuss past sexual histories and any previous STD exposures or IV ...

Emergency

... labor and delivery assistance at home and safe hospital back-up in case of emergency . ______________ CNM/CM provides this option. A class of hormone s, two of which are known to be important in a medical emergency . These are epinephrine and norepinephrine . Dopamine and Dopa are ...

Emesis

... reactions) at the H1 receptor sites, responsible for immediate hypersensitivity reactions such as sneezing and itching . Members of this class of drugs may also be used for their side effects, including sedation and anti emesis ... ...

Estrogen

... available in the United States include the following: Estrogen s Ethinyl estradiol ... selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) New class of drug with selective ability to affect the skeletal and cardiovascular systems similar to estrogen , but without having the unwanted effects ...

Gastrointestinal

... of parasitic worms which can live in human intestine s, including tapeworm s, hookworm s, pinworms , whip worms , and roundworms . A new class of NSAIDs known as Cox-2 inhibitors are effective in the management of arthritic conditions and appear to be less likely to produce gastrointestinal ...

Gliomas

... more than one type of cell . The prognosis is affected by the cell type with the highest grade present in the tumor . Gliomas refer to a class of tumor s that can be found in various parts of the brain. Optic glioma s are gliomas that affect part of the optic nerve s (the nerve s that ...

Histamine

... related to allergic reactions . Inhalant allergen s may be a cause (including perfume, house dust, cigarette smoke, etc.). H2 ANTAGONISTS - A class of anti - ulcer medication(s) which work through the inhibition of basal and nocturnal gastric acid secretion by competitive inhibition of the ...

Hip Replacement

... femoral head is replaced with a metal or ceramic ball, which fits into an artificial socket that is cemented in place. The water exercise class also helped her heal quickly from subsequent surgeries for a hip replacement and two knee replacements. "I'm in the water two hours a day, five ...

Host

... by an infected mouse mite. The disease was first recognized in New York City. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide); formerly designated T-20 First of a new class of anti - HIV drug known as fusion inhibitors which are designed to prevent HIV from fusing with a host cell . Many sexually-transmitted ...

Hydatid

... beginning of a pregnancy . See also choriocarcinoma . More on Hydatid Disease Tapeworm - name for the parasitic flat worms forming the class Cestoda. All tapeworm s spend the adult phase of their lives as parasites in the gut of a vertebrate animal which may be vertebrates or ....

Hydatid disease

... of MedicineNet For: search help Printer-Friendly Format ... More on Hydatid Disease Tapeworm - name for the parasitic flat worms forming the class Cestoda. All tapeworm s spend the adult phase of their lives as parasites in the gut of a vertebrate animal which may be vertebrates or ....

IM

... a marked increase in the serum alkaline phosphatase and ... MAXIMUM RELIEF REQUIRES A COMBINATION APPROACH 1. Narcotics are the most important class of drugs in this area. 2. Some other classes of medications (not a complete list), with one or more generic examples: ... THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS ...

Immunoglobulin

... Immunoglobulin M: Abbreviated IgM. A major class of immunoglobulin s. IgM includes the antibodies that are usually produced first in an immune response and are later replaced by other types of ...

Infections

... es, a family of large DNA virus es that efficiently produce persi stent infections and disease in their host . RIBAVIRIN - One of a new class of drugs used to treat viral infections called nucleocide analogues. These drugs interfere in a specific way with the mechanisms used by virus ...

Infection

... disease . Impotence Sexual dysfunction in men that may result from nerve damage caused by uncontrolled diabetes . RIBAVIRIN - One of a new class of drugs used to treat viral infection s called nucleocide analogues. These drugs interfere in a specific way with the mechanisms used by virus ...

Injection

... result from an excess of insulin via an injection or an excess of an insulin -stimulating oral hypoglycemic agent, usually in the sulfonylurea class of drugs. Insulin reactions are more common in people with severe diabetes . Varicose veins can be simply treated with an injection to ...

Intravenous

... (IV): Infusion of fluids, such as glucose , through a thin tube into a vein in the arm. Intravenous infusions of bisphosphonates - This class of drug , often given once a month, can decrease the risk of bone fractures and improve survival in myeloma . Radiation therapy to treat tumor ...

Kinins

... nausea following cancer chemotherapy as well as nausea related to motion sickness . In March 2003 the FDA approved the first of this new class of antiemetic drugs. Kidney Stones ( Nephrolithiasis ) Kidney Transplant Kidney Tumor (Wilms' Tumor ) Kimmelstiel- Wilson Disease ...
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