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What's this about Chemical-Warfare?! Nerve agents?! What's the difference between VX and Sarin?

Both are organo-phosphorous/phosphate compounds, and both act by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, leading to sustained muscle contraction and usually death by asphyxiation. Sarin however is much ...
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Does intense pain cause people to lose consciousness?

TL:DR: No, not usually. It this true or at least possible? It is possible, but it is not common. People in an incredible amount of pain most often endure it without passing out. Others pass out at ...
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What is the difference between Axon terminal and Synapses

If you have a look at one of the most famous reference book in neuroscience "Principles of neural science" by Kandel (Fifth Edition), on page 22: There is this figure: And here is the description of ...
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What does "axonal features" mean?

Axonal features means that there is evidence to suggest damage to the axon as opposed to the myelin sheath. Essentially axonal damage leads to a reduction of amplitude with preservation of nerve ...
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Is there any intelligence in heart?

The heart is not a center of intellect, it's a multi-chambered pump made primarily out of muscle. There are however "heart signals", at least in a sense. The Sinoatrial Node is a specialized group ...
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What ingredients in this list are causing my hands to get warm? (improve circulation to my fingers)

The ingredients one by one Sorbitol: An alcohol sugar, and a sugar substitute. However, xylitol has become more widely used because a few type of bacteria (Streptococcus mutans) can process sorbitol ...
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What ingredients in this list are causing my hands to get warm? (improve circulation to my fingers)

EDIT: Its thoracic outlet syndrome. If I do certain stretches it goes away Old: So I looked into it, and I found those ingredients are actually good for "carpel tunnel" which has been found to be ...
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What ingredients in this list are causing my hands to get warm? (improve circulation to my fingers)

Your experience that alcohol warms your fingers and the fact that the drug nifedipine is used in Raynaud's symptoms relief suggest that the mechanism involved in warming fingers is vasodilation. From ...
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How long can vestibular neuritis last?

There are four different types of labyrinthitis (or vestibular neuritis): mastoiditis usually caused by untreatedOtitis Media, middle ear infection lueslabyrinthitis usually caused by a luetic ...
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Why am I feeling too weak that can’t stand up after seeing new syllabus before two days of exam?

It is safest to be evaluated by a medical professional. The rules of HealthSE don't permit personal health advice questions. If you are still experiencing symptoms - as above, get seen urgently or ...
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Fibromyalgia and Neuroplasticity

In general, for various kinds of pain, you can re-train your brain to block some of the pain signals coming from your body in various ways: TENS, biofeedback, meditation, massage, guided imagery are ...
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Is there a negative counterpart to endorphins?

Endorphins are neuropeptides that can bind to opioid receptors, thus exerting an analgesic effect in the brain. You mention a counterpart, which is a badly defined concept in this context. There are ...
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