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Can someone inject somehow one Cancer Cell into a person body?

I have a closed friend which was detained in his country while he was on vacation. He was having a very good health, I can say in a very good condition. 2 weeks after detention, he started loosing ...
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Is it essential for a doctor to establish the cause of steatorrhea fatty stool

"Steatorrhea (or steatorrhoea) is the presence of excess fat in feces. Stools may be bulky and difficult to flush, have a pale and oily appearance and can be especially foul-smelling. An oily anal ...
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What is the point of a placebo in studies where the subject can determine their group?

It was my understanding that "the placebo effect" operated mostly by a mechanism based upon the subject's belief that they may have obtained an active ingredient. I am reading some articles about ...
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Difference between Hodgkin- and Non-Hodgkin-Lymphomas?

I understand that Hodgkin-Lymphomas are characterized by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells, that it is a lymphoma of B-Cells and that they usually affect younger people. What I don't understand is ...
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Medical cannabis softgel capsules as medical cannabis oil substitute

Taking medical cannabis oil is a common treatment to various disorders and illnesses in various countries. A possible problem is that oil is rapidly absorbed and likely to be more addictive than say ...
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Cure from half headache specially left side

I have half headache problem most of the time left side and some times right side. The pain goes like shown below in the picture. Getting this problem since 9 years. Some Doctor Says it's an ...
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Why nicotine tablets or tobacco capsules aren't marketed as smoking cessation aids?

I understand it is a consensus that in general, daily and along the day smoking of anything is bad, both medically and aesthetically; passive smoking is also bad. Teeth damage, Lung cancer, skin ...
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What is the difference between forward head posture and straight neck syndrome? [on hold]

Are these two things somehow related? Do you always have a straightened neck when you have a forward head posture?
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Function of the collagen fibres in the vitreous body of the human eye

The vitreous body of the human eye consists of mostly water, but there is also a small percentage of collagen fibres. What is the function of these fibers?
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Cause of itchy skin lesions associated with testosterone replacement therapy [on hold]

What is the cause of the itchy skin lesions associated with testosterone replacement therapy? Also why do the moles start itching? If the testosterone injections and creams are bio-identical why would ...
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Vein-sparing surgery for the incompetence of the great saphenous vein [on hold]

I see in some publications that some surgeons are able to restore the work of the great saphenous vein by applying the external patches that make it more narrow. One company even sell the patches for ...
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New baby smell?

Hi can anybody tell me what the chemical basis of a new baby smell is? Pheromones, hormones, etc? I'd really appreciate it if you could point me to the original literature for this. Thanks a lot :)
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Preventing NSAID-associated GI bleeding

Are there ~simple means to reduce risk of GI (gastro-intestinal) bleeding associated with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)(ie aspirin) - besides the common-sense answers?: Take with ...
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Ergotamine v Sumatriptan for migraine without aura

A randomized, double-blind comparison of sumatriptan and Cafergot in the acute treatment of migraine. The Multinational Oral Sumatriptan and Caferg... - PubMed - NCBI It is concluded that oral ...
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Why was Ergotamine (trade name: Cafergot) discontinued in Canada and UK?

My mom in HK was prescribed Ergotamine, but I'm unnerved discontinuation in Canada and UK! Something wrong with it? Asked 13 Oct 2012 by lucyglitters i live in the uk and i've been taking it for ...
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Handling healthcare data for department not part of covered entity [on hold]

My department IS NOT part of the covered entity at my healthcare organization. Below is a link that describes the Privacy Rule for those part of a covered entity. How is my department different from ...
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Peripheral excitability effects of Mirtazapin

Is there any reason/mechanism according to which only two dosages (on two consecutive days) of Mirtazapin 30mg might lead a patient to feel an increase in their peripheral neurological sensitivity, ...
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Convention about using medical cannabis as sleep aid

As far as I have learned, Cannabis products made of the CBD-rich "Indica" species (or sub-species, depends on the botanical opinion), use to combat PTSD, and anxiety and for muscle relaxation in some ...
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Which lipoprotein has the highest protein content? [migrated]

I know that HDLs have the highest protein/lipid ratio but know that the HDLs are very small molecules too and I couldn’t find the exact answer for this question. I mean, by amounts which of these ...
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Does stress affect the urinary pH?

I've read a few websites which say that stress can cause buildup of uric acid. Would that make a urine test (uric acid/pH) taken after stress less accurate?
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Is there such a thing as negative-endorphins?

When I'm feeling quite happy and stub my toe, the feeling of happiness quickly goes away as if my brain has been flooded with a negative version of endorphins. This can last quite a while and it is ...
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Is it common to feel euphoric before going down with cold symptoms?

I have noticed that in the day or two before coming down with cold symptoms. (Which I am taking to be the interval between catching the virus and symptoms appearing.) I feel quite elated for no ...
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Is median or mean more accurate for technical replicates of assay (small n)? [migrated]

If I want to improve the precision of the results of an assay by averaging a few repeat measurements of each sample, when the random error is generally normally distributed but occasional outliers ...
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what is the advantages (for patients) in delayed and extended release drugs?

What are the advantages for patients between extended and delayed release drugs? i understand the difference between these two drugs, but i want to know the advantages to the patients itself between ...
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What are the molecular mechanisms of inducing pleasure for physical exercise?

It is known that pleasure of eating is one of the main cause of obesity. And from my everyday experience I can also see that some men really enjoy the exercises in gym, they can not live with out them....
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When in a closed room

... do you die from carbon dioxide poisoning or from oxygen shortage first? I saw a series where someone was buried in a crate underground and wondered which would be your cause of death.
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How frequent we recall to remember things? [on hold]

I am regularly forgetting to remember what I study. I am not a student but a software engineer. I was not like this earlier during starting of my career. I stayed late nights for few months like ...
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Chain of treatment while suffering of hair loss [on hold]

I am suffering of hair loss ( androgenic alopecia ). It started two years ago. I went to the dermatologist, she researched my hormones and level of several vitamins. She said the reason of hair loss ...
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Can a runny nose “Shoot Blanks”?

Every time i have a runny nose I'm comforting myself by thinking "It's ok, the body is getting rid of pathogens now" But is that really the case ? does every 'drop' of nasal mucus contain pathogens ?
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What is really happening when you cannot burp? [on hold]

I thought about the feeling that you really cannot burp but feel that you need to do it, and I wonder what is really happening. I compared it a bit to being constipated, but the comparison did not ...
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Being excluded from blood donation due to using protein supplementation

As in the title, I used another clinic from the ones I usually donate blood. The doctor that was responsible for taking my history in regards to approving me as a donor after the usual questions asked ...
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How can one calculate the nutritional value of home made juice? [closed]

I have a (non-citrus) juice-maker. I can get the nutritional value of, for example, cucumbers in the USDA website. But when I turn a cucumber into juice, some of it gets filtered out as sediment. How ...
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What's the typical concentration of medical oxygen?

What's the concentration level of oxygen in a standard medical oxygen gas which is normally found in ambulances or hospitals? Does it contain nitrogen too?
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Are there known instances of a zirconium crown resonating at certain frequencies and causing discomfort?

I've seen a case where a zirconium crown installed on the second molar of a patient vibrates at certain frequencies of vocalization (e.g., nasal consonants, humming higher-frequency notes, i.e., in ...
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Why does a rise in cAMP potentiate PGI2?

In my book Principles of Physiology (by Debasis Pramanik), it is mentioned that dipyridamole inhibits phosohodiesterase which increases cyclic adenosine monophosohate (cAMP) which potentiates ...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

I have asked here the question convention about best terms to take 5 htp. Questions like convention about best terms to take X for humans, might be too narrow, because, theoretically, as more ...
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Understanding the formatting of ICD10-CM Order (2020) [closed]

I work as a developer for a medical company and we are currently working with integrating ICD10-CM to our workflow. I have a file downloaded from cdc.gov (CDC) which contains a complete list (...
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How is plasmin formed from plasminogen? [migrated]

In Ganong's Review of medical physiology it is mentioned that plasminogen is converted to active plasmin when tissue type plaminogen activator hydrolyses the bond between Arg560 and Valine 561. Can ...
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Medical treatment for elderly suffering from phlegm leaks? [closed]

Some people, to a large extent elderly, might suffer from leaks of watery phlegm stemming cloths or causing stress from possible aversive reactions, hence might seek otolaryngological treatment. I ...
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Med-School Anki query? [closed]

This question is not directly related to medicine, but I am a current medical student and have a small problem regarding Anki. So I have the Zanki flashcards set up in my account and besides that, I ...
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Is there a cancer treatment method that uses a poison and an antidote?

I am wondering if the following method (or similar variations) for treating cancer exists and if so if it works. The metod is to deliver an ”antidote” to all cells (or all cells of a specific type) ...
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Is there a “cancelling” drug interaction?

When I read on how drugs affect organisms I often come across the drug interaction term, most often how one drug might have a good or bad synergistic effect with other drugs: Mixing Paracetamol with ...
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Is sinus mucus inhalation a high risk of pneumonia?

I understand that inhalation of food or stomach contents has a very high risk of causing pneumonia. Is routine sinus mucus , not caused by a cold of other illness, likely to cause pneumonia if inhaled ...
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What causes horizontal bumps in fingernails?

I've searched the medical literature and haven't found a description of horizontal bumps ('mountains' not 'valleys') in fingernails. My gut instinct is it is malnutrition related, as the individual ...
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Why does diarrhea cause chapped lips? [closed]

In winter, I always have chapped, brittle lips. The skin on my lips seems to renew faster than usual, and therefore it is peeling off, and there are often little injuries in the skin. Sometimes the ...
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Muscle disorder causing exercise intolerance without an increase of creatine kinease levels

Has anyone heard of a disorder that causes exercise intolerance and post-exertional myalgia without any further symptoms (like generalised fatigue or joint pain)? Detailed investigation showed that ...
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Do cardiologists learn nutrition as part of their expertise in Cardiology?

Almost all physicians I recognized as suggesting medicinal nutrition either as direct therapy, preventive medicine and via "popular medicine" as with books and articles, were Cardiologists; to a ...
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Convention about best terms to take 5-HTP

5-HTP is an amino acid derivative from tryptophan acting as the direct precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) and hence of melatonin in mammals. It is found in different foods in ...
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Ventricular diastolic pressure?

So, I have been wondering and couldn't find texts explaining this, but why is the diastolic volume of the circulation ~80, while that of the ventricles is almost 0. To phrase it another way, why does ...
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What if I drank the stools produced from diarrhea? [closed]

If I drank diarrhea, what would happen? Would it mean istant death, or would I get sick? Just simple question: Suppose I drink diarrhea. What would happen? I did google many keywords related to this ...

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