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What Is Stem Cell Technology

Stem Cell technology is the latest technology that has been used by doctors to ensure that many ailments that were termed chronic in the past are provided with cure. It is to be noted that stem cells have the capacity to divide and renew themselves. In stem cell technology, healthy specialized cells that have certain […]

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What is Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a new branch of medicine that has gained popularity in the recent times. This field deals with the prevention and treatment of physical injuries that might be caused to a person when involved in a particular sport or game. At present, sports medicine is being studied in different universities all over the […]

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What Is DNA Replication

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. DNA is responsible to store genetic information of organisms. The biological process of transferring genetic information from a parent to progeny organisms by a true replication of the parental DNA molecule is known as “DNA replication”. DNA replication in a cell commences at particular locations in the genome named origins.  […]

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What is an Organ

Organ is a structural part of human body.  The brain forms the neuro center of the body.  Likewise heart circulates the blood.  The lungs, inhale oxygen and exhale the carbon dioxide. The stomach helps for the digestion of the food.  Gall bladder assists the stomach in its functioning.  Likewise organs perform different sorts of functions […]

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How do Vaccines Work

Vaccines are an acquired immunity provided to the body.  The vaccines are given to make a competent immune system of our body.  They are given to you, to prepare your immune system in advance to fight against some of the deadly or infectious illnesses.  Through, vaccines our body codes about certain disease, and once the […]

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What Is Alprazolam

Alprazolam is a short-acting anxiety killer. It is a recommended drug by FDA for panic and anxiety disorders. It acts by binding to specific sites on GABAA. It possesses hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant and sleep inducing properties. The average dosage for adult is 0.5 mg. It should not be taken without physician’s guidance. It is […]

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What Is Ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin is a synthetic antibiotic. It belongs to the class of fluoroquinolone. It was approved by FDA in1987.It interacts with herbal and natural supplements. It is antibacterial drug that interferes with the development of DNA and of protein and thus hinders the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic may cause muscle rupture and breathing problems. It […]

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What Is a Neurologist

A neurologist is called as a specialized medical doctor who helps to diagnose and treat several injuries and disorders of the nervous system. Neurology is a field of medical science that includes treating disorders of the brain, muscles, nerves, spinal cord and the entire nerves of the body. Since the nervous system plays a core […]

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What is a Lobotomy

Historically, lobotomy is known to treat people suffering from any behavioral or psychological disorder. It is a procedure of surgery to remove damaged frontal cortex parts. With the further progress in the field of medicine during the 1950s, lobotomy was replaced largely with therapy talk, medications and other alternative treatments.  People who were successfully treated […]

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What Is a Fetal Stem Cell

The fetal stem cells are found in developing fetus bone marrow and other tissues like liver and kidney. The fetal blood is also a reservoir of hematopoietic stem cells, which has more proliferation power than the cord blood or adult bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells. The fetal blood in the first trimester also contains non […]

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What Is Marijuana

Marijuana is plant which is known worldwide as the Cannabis plant. This plant is mainly used as a drug and also for medical purposes. The plant is grown worldwide and the hemp fabric is made using the fibers form Marijuana. The marijuana plant is a very adaptable plant that can adjust to different climatic conditions. […]

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What is a Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterus of a woman which is generally done by a an experienced and trained gynecologist. This implies that the woman undergoing such surgery will not have her menstrual periods anymore and her ability of bearing a child ends there. Hysterectomy can be done in different types, depending on […]

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What Is Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is a very common ingredient found in more than 600 drugs sold at common medicine counters across the globe. It can be used as a pain reliever, fever reducer and for many other smaller purposes such as relieving one of cough, cold and allergy infections and also aiding in sleep. One important property of […]

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What Is Metformin

Metformin is the first line anti-diabitic drug which is used to avoid the condition of increased blood sugar level in the body. Its intake is generally prescribed by the doctor to obese person. It was first discovered in 1920. It is available in medical field by the trade name of glucophage. This drug is produced […]

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What is Lorazepam

Lorazepam is a medication which is used to treat patients having anxiety. Both the form of drugs that is the oral as well as the injectable one is available. The oral lorazepam affects the chemicals present in brain which are the responsible for anxiety & can become unbalanced. The injectable lorazepam is given to the […]

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What Is Ketamine

Ketamine is also known as recreational drug. It is used as short term anesthesia. It is an anesthetic   drug which works over people in varied forms. It might be available in the form of powder, pills or liquid. It can be consumed orally or by injection. It shows a faster effect in case if injected […]

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What Is Morphine

Morphine is a kind of pain relieving agent which performs it work as a narcotic substance. It stimulates the opoids in central nervous system and causes these receptors to get stimulant and change their structure to be binded with the ligand. Usually these receptors which are attached in cell membrane of the brain are lipid-protein […]

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What Is Cephalexin

Cephalexin is a kind of antibiotic agent which is available as the name of keftab in market. It was firstly launched in market at 1968. It got approval by Food and Drug Administration in 1971. It is administered to the body by oral route. It is the most popular antibiotic of first generation cephalosporin. Generally, […]

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What Is Omeprazole

Omeprazole is within a category of sounding medication known as PPI (proton push inhibitors). Omeprazole prevent from the acidity of the abdomen. Other treatment in the category involves Prevacid, Aciphex or rabeprazole, Protonix or pantoprazole, and Nexium or esomeprazole. Proton push chemicals are applied for the therapy of circumstances such as sores, gastroesophageal acid reflux […]

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What is Ativan

Ativan is a drug used to treat short term anxiety. Ativan is now popularly known as Lorazepam. This drug is actively used to control aggressive patients at mental hospitals. It is similar to the benzodiazepine drug which also has sedative properties and induced to control anxiety, seizures and insomnia. This drug can be used for […]

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What Is Doxycycline

Doxycycline compose of tetracycline anti-biotic. It battle microorganisms in your body. Doxycycline is used to cure many different attacks which occur due to bacterial infection, such as bladder microbe infections, pimples, gonorrhea, and the problem, periodontitis (gums and teeth disease), and others. Doxycycline is also used to cure imperfections, lumps, and bad acne-like patches due […]

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What Is Citalopram

Citalopram is among a popular antidepressant used to treat key depression. This is categorised under the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It is generally used off label in United States which is available in various brand names like celexia, cipramal and citta across the world. Overdose of citalopram is not recommended because of its harmful […]

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What Is Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to eradicate anaerobic bacteria causing infections in stomach, liver and pelvis. It is available in various forms such as tablets, ointment, capsules and gel. This drug is used to treat dysentery, vaginal infections and infections in small intestines. This drug is available under the brand name flagyl. Metronidazole is an […]

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What Is Suboxone

Suboxone is a prescription medicine used to reduce opioid dependence. This is commonly known to those people who are very familiar with opium plant. It is the trade name of Buprenorphine which is derived from thebaine. Thebaine is an alkaloid of the poppy plant. The botanical name of poppy plant is Papaver somniferum. This is […]

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What is Zoloft

Zoloft is a common drug for depression and anxiety. It also helps in fighting panic disorder. It is available in the form of drugs and oral concentrates. It is the brand name for sertraline hydrochloride. It is also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) mainly used as anti-depressant. Its chemical formula is (1S,4S)-4-(3,4dichlorophenyl)- N-methyl-1,2,3,4 […]

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What is Dialysis

In the human anatomy, kidneys play a very vital and responsible role in maintaining the health by filtering all the waste elements from blood and purify the same. The purification is done by flushing out the impurities through urine and regulates the fluid balance of the body. These are the basic functions of kidney without […]

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