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Varieties Of Drugs - Analgesics, Anesthetics, And Antibiotics

ANALGESICS:- Analgesics are the drugs used to kill pain. They induce condition of near unconsciousness with the brain's interpretation of the signals. They may produce habit formation and tolerance. There are basically two kinds of analgesics. They are 1. Non-narcotics and 2. Narcotics. The best example for Non-narcotics analgesics is acetaminophen and for Narcotics analgesics is Morphine. Some of the drugs of non-narcotic drugs reduce fever, pain and inflammation in joint disorders. These agents are not steroid harmones and are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Examples of nonsteroidal antiflammatory drug are libuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Naprosen).

Medical Drug Administration Methods

Administration Of Drugs The route of administration of drugs can be used to determine the rate and completeness of its absorption into the bloodstream and the speed and duration of the drug. The route of administration of drugs can be broadly classified into four types. They are 1. Oral administration, 2. Sublingual administration, 3. Rectal administration, and 4. Parenteral administration These administration of drugs are briefly described below 1. Oral administration:- These drugs are given by mouth and they are slowly absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach or intestinal wall. People who have difficulty swallowing pills or capsules may find it easier to swallow the medication if they look up as they swallow.

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University Of Florida Surgeons, Research Biologists Create Scale To Grade Shark Bite Severity

Shark attack! These words can send waves of fear through the public and often guarantee prominent coverage in the news media - even if the bite is little more than a scratch. To better communicate the actual severity of the bite, University of Florida researchers have created a grading scale, similar to how burn severity is ranked by degrees. The new scale is detailed in this month's The American Surgeon. UF researchers reviewed the 96 cases containing complete medical records from more than 4, 000 entries in the International Shark Attack File, a record maintained by UF's Florida Museum of Natural History. Assigning scores to clinical findings such as blood pressure, location and depth of injury, damage to organs, and death, the team created a scoring system called the Shark-Induced Trauma Scale, or SIT Scale.

Medical Marijuana - Gaining Acceptance

Medical marijuana has actually been around for eons but had been prohibited in most countries for many years. Lately, however, various nations have begun to recognize its worth in the healthcare arena. Therefore, legalization of the plant is taking hold globally as well as in the United States of America. New Jersey is the most recent state to vote "Yes" for its legalization. It is derived from a plant called cannabis. It is often green or brown and consists of leaves, seeds and stems. While thought of over the last several decades as a strictly recreational drug, its therapeutic abilities have begun to be accepted by many. New Jersey is the fourteenth place in the U.

Doctors Feel 'Choosing To Be Thinner In 2010 Could Be Bad For Your Health'

Doctors are worried that as the New Year begins, many Americans will resolve to be thinner in 2010 by using over-the-counter supplements. According to a survey conducted by ADSAM and SenseUS polling companies, about 60 percent of physicians feel troubled about the safety of taking diet pills. Not surprisingly, while physicians feel negatively about the safety of over-the-counter diet pills, they are much more comfortable about the use of injections like Botox and Restylane or even breast implants. The results were surprising, considering America's obsession with remaining fit and youthful. Additionally, the same survey showed that feelings about having breast augmentation or facial injections and using over-the-counter diet pills or Human Growth Hormone for anti-aging created fear and stress among the large majority of consumers.

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Cell-Enriched Fat Grafts Improve Long Term Graft Retention In Preclinical Study

Results from Cytori Therapeutics' (NASDAQ: CYTX) preclinical fat grafting study have been published in the February issue of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. This article, entitled "Supplementation of Fat Grafts with Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cells (ADRCs) Improves Long-Term Graft Retention, " examines the science behind cell-enriched autologous fat grafting and its application to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The results demonstrate a doubling in graft retention in cell-enriched grafts and provide insight into the mechanisms behind this improvement. The results reinforce both commercial observations and interim data from the RESTORE 2 clinical study that was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December.

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