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Correlation between pre-pregnancy training level of abdominal muscles and the risk of getting diastasis recti

Is there any evidence that (very) strong or (very) weak abdominal muscles before becoming pregnant increases or decreases the risk of developing diastasis recti during pregnancy? If so, what are the ...
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Why/how does stress sometimes cause a spike in WBC or even a fever?

I've noticed a direct correlation between a spike in my WBC (when I don't have an detection of a viral or bacterial infection) and sometimes (but pretty rare for me), an elevated body-temperature that ...
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Weight loss during death

Yesterday, a family member and myself were discussing the dying process (a family member recently died). It was brought up to me that - supposedly- the human body losses weight at or very near the ...
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Effects of eating healthy food for a limited amount of time

if we for example went on a healthy life style for a limited amount of time like 3 months. Then, we reverted back to our less healthier life style that we initially had. Will the reverted for (less ...
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What is the indirect - direct bilirubin ratio in the blood in physiological conditions?

What is the ratio of amount of indirect and direct bilirubin in the blood in a healty individual?
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How does calcium affect magnesium absorption?

I was recently reading up on hypomagnesemia and found that hypoparathyroidism could be the cause of this imbalance. The book I was reading (Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests) explained ...
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What would the graph look like if the electrodes were non-equidistant from the depolarization wave?

Hypothetically speaking using the diagram above. If the negative electrode was very far away from this cardiomyocyte and the positive electrode was right next to it. What would the voltage graph look ...
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What happens to ICF in primary aldosteronism?

There is contradictory information in my two textbooks, As per Kaplan Physiology 2018, There is gain of isotonic fluid, because aldosteronism cause Na+ retention and water follow, so osmolality ...
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Natural hymen repair

When conducting a general Google, most sites that come up are plastic surgery sites advertising "virginity repair" (hymenoplasty or Hymenorrhaphy). Apart from that, there are articles, for ...
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What is the mechanism by which diarrhea is triggered?

I know that many things, from stress to pathogens, can cause diarrhea. But I was curious what in the digestive tract detects that something is wrong (eg are there chemoreceptors which find problems, ...
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What determines flexibility?

I'm sorry if this doesn't qualify as a question for this stack. I thought about putting it on "Physical Fitness" but don't think it fits there and is better of here. Please move it not ...
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Why do spinal shock syndrome and upper motor neuron lesion have different features?

While discussing the differences between UMN and LMN lesions, one of the most characteristic feature discussed is spastic and flaccid paralysis respectively. Since spinal shock syndrome requires ...
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Why does ALP become raised in obstructive liver disease?

I can't find any logical answer on the internet - sorry if I'm just being stupid! In my head: if the bile duct is blocked/cholestasis (eg. by gallstones) then surely substances can't leave the liver ...
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Why is it that some parasympathetic actions are not always as discrete and localized?

Lacrimation does commonly occur with salivation especially when eating spicy food. Urination also tends to occur concurrently or shortly after defecation. If the parasympathetic nervous system is ...
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Is the status of "sexually-active" self-reported by the patients?

In the medical and social research concerning "sexual activity" of man or woman, for example: Can tampon use cause hymen changes in girls who have not had sexual intercourse? Nevertheless, ...
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What's the exact value of blood Ph and how is it corrected

what is the exact value of the blood ph, how is it corrected and at what precision ? Has there even been a real time high precision analysis of the blood ph ? where we could see the correction ...