Heroin is a powder obtained by chemical processes from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) raw opium. It contains psychoactive substances that are euphoric and numbing. Heroin and other morphine-like substances, such as fully synthetic methadone, are among the opioids.
Grandpa's mouthwash is experiencing a renaissance. But what used to only provide fresh breath, promises today also protection against tooth decay and gum disease: the mouthwash. In addition to regular brushing and interdental cleaning, an antibacterial mouthwash can be a useful supplement to daily dental care.
In angiography, vessels are visualized using diagnostic imaging techniques such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MR angiography) or computed tomography (CT angiography). The doctor can thus diagnose and assess vascular diseases. Read all about the angiography, how it is done and the risks it presents.
In colposcopy, the vagina and the cervix are examined by means of a special microscope, the colposcope. The colposcopy is performed as part of the gynecological check-up and is mainly used for the early diagnosis of cervical cancer and its precursors.
Munich (The-Health-Site.com) - Increased blood sugar levels seem to significantly increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. This relationship exists not only with people who have already developed diabetes, but before. This is shown in a survey study in which data from nine studies with a total of 2.
A new alzheimer's drug has proven surprisingly effective in initial tests. With the help of an antibody, clumped proteins in the brain, typical of dementia, have been resolved. It seems particularly promising that this actually slowed down the mental decline of patients.
The early detection of colorectal cancer will be even easier this year: On January 1, a new guideline of the Federal Joint Committee for the early detection of colorectal cancer came into force. It recommends an immunological test that uses special antibodies to detect blood in the stool more reliably than the previous chemical procedure.
Ophthalmology deals with diseases and dysfunctions of the eye and the sense of sight. These include: eye injuries (foreign bodies, burns, wounds), diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, ametropia corrections, corneal transplants, malignant melanoma of the choroid.
Gentle Way The term judo is made up of "ju" - for soft yielding or evading - as well as "do" for way or principle. It is a Japanese self-defense technique, founded by the educator Jigoro Kano (1860-1938). The martial arts is held in national and international competitions and is also an Olympic discipline.
The tumor marker CA 19-9 (short for carbohydrate antigen 19-9) is a laboratory value, which is mainly determined in the follow-up assessment of cancer. It is often measured for example in pancreatic cancer (pancreatic carcinoma). Read all important information about CA 19-9, when the doctor determines his value and which diseases can increase this value.
GPT (glutamate pyruvate transaminase = alanine aminotransferase, ALT) is an enzyme formed in the liver. It is considered the most important liver value that can provide information about liver function. Thus, an increase in GPT (ALT) indicates that the liver is damaged. Read all about the lab value GPT - which tasks the enzyme has, when it is determined and what altered GPT values exactly mean.
The C-peptide is a byproduct of insulin production. The pancreas produces proinsulin, a precursor hormone that is cleaved into the active hypoglycemic hormone insulin and the C-peptide. Find out how much the C-peptide value is normally and what changes in readings mean.
Slowed, jerky movements, muscle stiffness, muscle tremors: Parkinson's patients are increasingly losing control of their movements. For many, medications enable many people to have a low-symptom life for a long time. But in some, they also change behavior and personality. In Parkinson's, dopamine-producing cells die in certain brain regions.
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is an antibody found in all mucous membranes of humans and in blood serum. It is produced by the plasma cells and accounts for about 80 percent of all antibodies. Read here about the tasks that IgG performs in the body, why it is so important for newborns, and in which diseases the IgG value is changed.
The main uses of Allium cepa are upper respiratory tract infections, especially colds with cough and runny nose. Many of the complaints that Allium cepa can help with are all familiar from the kitchen. The same symptoms occur when we cut an onion. Read all about this remedy, which goes far beyond the treatment of dripping noses and watery eyes in its spectrum of effects.