Health

Depressant

Depressant

Depressant Definition: Depressant (or central depressant), sometimes called “downers,” these drugs come in multicoloured tablets and capsules or in liquid form. Some drugs in this category, such as Zyprexa, Seroquel and Haldol, are known as “major tranquillizers” or “antipsychotics,” .....

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Stimulant

Stimulant

Stimulant Definition: Stimulant (also often referred to as psychostimulants or colloquially as uppers), any drug that excites any bodily function, but more specifically those that stimulate the brain and central nervous system. Stimulants are widely used throughout the world as prescription medic.....

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Sulfasalazine (SSZ)

Sulfasalazine (SSZ)

Sulfasalazine (SSZ) Definition: Sulfasalazine (Brand names: Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-Tabs) is a medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. It is often considered as a first-line treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. It is taken by mouth. It’s als.....

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Naproxen

Naproxen

Naproxen Definition: Naproxen (brand names: Aleve, Naprosyn, and many others) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. It is a non.....

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Gentamicin (Uses, Dosages, and Effects)

Gentamicin (Uses, Dosages, and Effects)

Gentamicin (Uses, Dosages, and Effects) Definition: Gentamicin, sold under brand names Garamycin among others, is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. This may include bone infections, endocarditis, pelvic inflammatory disease, meningitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and sepsis among oth.....

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Doxycycline (Uses and Effects)

Doxycycline (Uses and Effects)

Doxycycline (Uses and Effects) Definition: Doxycycline (oral tablet) is a prescription antibiotic medication that is used in the treatment of a number of types of infections caused by bacteria and protozoa. It’s used to treat infections such as chest infections, skin infections, rosacea, de.....

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Diclofenac (Uses and Effects)

Diclofenac (Uses and Effects)

Diclofenac (Uses and Effects) Definition: Diclofenac (sold under a number of trade names) is a pain reliever in the drug class NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is a similar medicine to ibuprofen or Motrin, though it’s not as common or available over-the-counter. It is suppli.....

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Antioxidant (Health Benefits)

Antioxidant (Health Benefits)

Antioxidant (Health Benefits) Definition: Antioxidants (sometimes called “free-radical scavengers”) are compounds that inhibit oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms. It can .....

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Oxidative Stress (Risk factors, Managing, and Prevention)

Oxidative Stress (Risk factors, Managing, and Prevention)

Oxidative Stress (Risk factors, Managing, and Prevention) Definition: Oxidative stress reflects an imbalance between the systemic manifestation of reactive oxygen species and a biological system’s ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates or to repair the resulting damage. Fre.....

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Trans Fat

Trans Fat

Trans Fat Definition:  Trans fat, also called unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids (TFA), are a type of fat found in small amounts in a wide variety of foods. Trans fat has been shown to be associated consistently, in an intake-dependent way, with an increased risk of coronary artery dis.....

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Binaural Beats (Benefits, Uses, and Side effects)

Binaural Beats (Benefits, Uses, and Side effects)

Binaural Beats (Benefits, Uses, and Side effects) Definition: Binaural beats are auditory brainstem responses which originate in the superior olivary nucleus of each brain hemisphere. They result from two different auditory impulses or sounds, heard from opposite ears. A binaural beat is an audit.....

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Sweating (Causes, Symptoms, and Complications)

Sweating (Causes, Symptoms, and Complications)

Sweating (Causes, Symptoms, and Complications) Definition: Sweating is a bodily function that helps regulate our body temperature. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with a peculiar odor. It contains some fatty acids and mineral matter. It is also called perspiration. Two types of .....

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