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Opioid Analgesics

Opioid Analgesics: Pain (algesia) is an unpleasant, ill-defined subjective symptom. It is usually evoked by an external or internal noxious stimulus. The pain inducing endogenous substances are called algogenic agents. They are released during ischaemia, inflammation, tissue injury, and by thermal or mechanical stimuli. These algogenic agents are acetyicholine, histamine, …

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Antiepileptics

Epilepsy is a Greek word for seizures. It is a common chronic neurological problem. It affects about 0.5% of the population. In most of the patients, the etiology is unknown. It is characterized with brief episode of seizures which appear with or without loss of consciousness. An epileptic seizure is …

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Drugs used in Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcer is a major health problem. It is a wound inside the stomach or duodenum. It occurs due to localized destruction of the inner wall (mucosa) of the stomach (gastric ulcer) pr the upper part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer). It is usually associated with the hyperacidity. The …

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Drugs for Diarrhea

Frequent passage of liquid or semisolid stools is called diarrhea. This can be cured by using drugs for Diarrhea.It maybe accompanied by abdominal pain. It can be caused by enteric infection, food toxins, malnutrition, inflammation and drugs like reserpine, synthetic prostaglandins, metoclopramide, domperidon, cholinergic drugs, quinidine and purgatives. Dysentery is …

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Drugs for constipation

Constipation is a condition in which the bowel is evacuated at a longer interval or with difficulty. Drugs for constipation can resolve this issue. Causes of constipation are: 1. Change of environment 2. Emotional tension 3. Disregard of the call to pass motion. 4. Disease or abnormality of gastrointestinal tract …

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Drug Interaction

When two or more drugs are used simultaneously, there may occur drug interaction between them. Drug interaction may lead to: a. Enhancement of intended effect of one or both drugs b. Diminished effect of one or both drugs and c. An unintended and potentially harmful reaction Unfortunately harmful drug interaction …

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Icd 9 code for aortic stenosis

In icd 9 code for aortic stenosis all the necessary information related to aortic valve stenosis is provided. Coding in medical profession is used for convenience of health care centres as well as health insurance companies in which there are numerical or alpha numeric numbers and characters assigned to specific …

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Alactasia

Alactasia is the partial or complete deficiency of lactase enzyme in the small intestine which causes the body to not be able to digest sugar lactose in milk. This results in the body not accepting milk or any form of products obtained from milk. Alactasia at primary level may develop …

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Ketonuria

Ketonuria is a condition in which there is a very high amount of ketone bodies which is present in the urine. This suggests that the body is using fats for its energy. When the doctors suspect diabetes, then they look for ketone levels that are present in the urine in …

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