20 Answered Questions for the topic Medicine

06/27/19

Is it possible to synthesize chiral version of an organism (incompatible with our pathogens)?

In theory, it should be possible to synthesize chiral (mirror image) version of some organism: with all molecules replaced with their enantiomers, e.g. L-sugars in place of our D-sugars.Direct... more

06/19/19

Can/Have cancer cells be/been used in stem cell culture lines?

Since Cancer cells have unlimited growth potential, can they be induced towards totipotency and pluripotency? If so, can cancer cells be used in stem cell culture because of similar properties of... more

05/30/19

Bone transplant

I know you can’t graft parts of bone and transplant bone marrow. I was wondering if someone would be able to tell me why we can’t transplant complete bones from someone who died.

05/24/19

What causes swelling after impact?

Why does the head swell after getting hit by something hard? What is the liquid that forms after impact?

05/15/19

Blood draw from the elderly or those with tiny veins?

A lot of people have very small veins making it next to impossible to draw blood. Would a nitroglycerin tablet (or some other vasodilator) before drawing blood help to enlarge veins?

05/12/19

Homeopathy is placebo, but isn't placebo good?

I never considered homeopathy as a serious and scientific medicine, and now we have plenty of evidence supporting this... more

04/29/19

Can/Have cancer cells be/been used in stem cell culture lines?

Since Cancer cells have unlimited growth potential, can they be induced towards totipotency and pluripotency? so, can cancer cells be used in stem cell culture because of similar properties of... more

04/26/19

Does homeopathic or herbal treatment of cancer have any scientific recognition?

Even though we have a very high tech society, cancer is still a serious issue. We humans still are not entirely capable of fighting cancer. Radiation and chemotherapy are still considered the best... more

04/20/19

Is half-a-tablet of X a substitute for a tablet of X/2?

This may be anecdotal. At the pharmacy earlier, the prescription called for a drug with X mg of the target chemical. The pharmacy however only had stock of a higher potency of the same brand. E.g.... more

04/12/19

How big is an atom?

04/11/19

How does drug-induced photosensitivity work?

Some drugs (tetracyclines, for instance) can cause photosensitivity reactions—that is, some patients become extremely sensitive to the sun, developing rashes or inflammation after spending time in... more

04/03/19

Could a high TSH level mean a problem with the pituitary gland?

When our physician suspects we might have a problem with our thyroid he sends us to check the TSH level in our blood. If there is a lot of TSH in the blood it means that the thyroid can't work... more

03/27/19

What causes swelling after impact?

Why does the head swell after getting hit by something hard? What is the liquid that forms after impact?

03/26/19

Why are pharmacology studies so experimental?

I am a med student, and as far as I see from our pharmacology lectures, pharmacologists work almost completely experimental. Quite typically they take a substance (e.g., from nature), they add,... more

05/23/18

If I used 40 pills in 110 days how many pills have I used in a month?

Do not understand what you mean by decription.  It is a question.

02/26/16

Discuss three factors that can decreases the seizure threshold, thereby increasing the likelihood of seizures?

 Discuss three factors that can decreases the seizure threshold, thereby increasing the likelihood of seizures.?

09/20/15

What role can a nurse play in ensuring that a correct dose of medication is administered to a patient?

The medication administration process starts with a health care provider (medical doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner) who examines a patient, makes a diagnosis, and then writes... more

05/27/15

How were soldiers medically treated after the civil war?

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