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Central Nervous System Part Of The Brain
5,865 wordsWhen we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don't have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpret that sound. The largest area of ou...
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Year Old Boy Disorder Adhd
1,605 wordsAlthough American culture has changed over the years, parents today still want what is best for their children. Why then, are parents allowing their children to be put on medications that may have an adverse effect on their children? Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) have increasingly been diagnosed among young children today. Parents should become more informed about the over diagnosing, side effects, results of the medication and all other perti...
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Types Of Cancer Research And Development
2,002 wordsThe Mysterious Face Of Cancer Every person on earth will eventually one day have to leave it behind. It is not the choice of the person whether they go peacefully or whether they go with pain. More often than not a person will go with pain. This is the case with cancer. More and more people die everyday from cancer and it appears to ruin the lives of all those associated with it. What people need to understand though is yes cancer is a life altering chain of events but cancer is not the end of t...
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Pharmacology A Case Study In
1,082 words... ion, neurotoxicity. Relevant interactions: None. Nursing considerations: Use cautiously in elderly patients and patients with cardiac disease. Check renal, hepatic, and auditory function periodically during prolonged therapy. Drug should be discontinued if abnormalities occur. Applications to case study Piroxicam is an arthritis medication and is being used to treat Mrs A's osteoarthritis. The 20 mg dose is standard. Brody, T et al (1994: 397) does not recommend a time of day for taking the ...
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People With Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder
1,334 wordsSchizophrenia, a disease of the brain, is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illnesses known to man. But because it has been misunderstood for so long, it has received relatively little attention and its victims have been un deservingly stigmatized. Schizophrenia is not a split personality, a rare and very different disorder. Like cancer and diabetes, schizophrenia has a biological basis; it is not caused by bad parenting or personal weakness. Schizophrenia is, in fact, a rela...
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Studies Have Shown Negative Symptoms
1,132 wordsFor decades, psychologists have devised many treatment regimes for schizophrenia patients, with varying degrees of success and effectiveness. There have been great obstacles in their efforts, mainly due to the fact that patients of schizophrenia lack insight into their impaired conditions. Often patients refuse treatment of any kind because they do not perceive any mental illness associated with their behaviour. In particular, individuals suffering from paranoid schizophrenia regard therapy as i...
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New Research Indicates That Drug Therapy Is More
1,170 words... even-fifties the most commonly used method of treatment for schizophrenia patients was the prescription of anti-psychotic drugs known as phenothiazines, and derivatives such as; chlorpromazine and butyrophenones (Davison & Neale, 1998). All of these were highly effective in treating the positive symptoms of schizophrenia but not as effective for treating the negative symptoms. As well, these drugs were well known for the side effects that they produced such as dizziness, muscle stiffness...
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Parkinsons Disease And Massage
1,667 wordsParkinsons disease and Massage Parkinsons disease (PD) is a disorder of central nervous system. This disease has neurodegenerative character and involves biochemical collapse of the dopamine-producing neurons in the area of basal ganglia in the brain. This process causes progressive movement disorder and damages functioning of extra pyramidal system of human body, where the connection between muscles and neurons of the brain is established. The disease was named after physician James Parkinson, ...
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Low Density Lipoproteins Sympathetic Nervous System
2,326 wordsDuring my experience in volunteering, I chose a patient for the case study assignment. The subject I chose was identified as GKM. The patients chief complaint upon her visit to the clinic was for a follow-up on her hypertension and for more medication for this disease. GKM is a 56 -year-old Caucasian female with the date of birth on 12 - 14 - 43. Her past medical and surgical history consisted of childhood diseases, heart and cardiovascular problems, and cancer. The childhood diseases she had we...
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White Blood Cells Loss Of Appetite
2,169 wordsChemotherapy: The treatment of disease with drugs that directly poison the diseased organism. Most often referred to for cancer treatment, where powerful drugs with potentially sever side effects are used to eliminate or contain the spread of tumors. In treating physical diseases, probably the most common form of therapy in Western medicine is chemotherapy, or drug therapy. Some physical conditions, where chemotherapy is not the best option, can be corrected through surgery while others may be e...
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Health Care Professionals Skin Test
1,431 wordsTuberculosis (TB) is Tuberculosis Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a germ (bacterium) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This germ primarily affects the lungs and may infect anyone at any age. In the United States, the number of TB cases steadily decreased until 1986 when an increase was noted; TB has continued to rise since. Today, ten million individuals are infected in the U. S. , as evidenced by positive skin tests, with approximately 26, 000 new cases of act...
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Drug Interactions Drug Therapy
1,011 wordsGastroesophageal Reflux Disease Robert Super Longitudinal Care Dr. Slater 3 / 26 / 01 Overview of GERD 10 % of all Americans experience GERD Low mortality rate approximately 1 death per 100, 000 persons Largely effects QOL: more than angina, menopause, untreated HTN, mild CHF GERD is defined as: Clinical or histological disorder resulting from gastric materials refluxing into the esophagus This reflux causes a breakdown of the esophageal mucosa Pathophysiology of GERD Excessive reflux of gastric...
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