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  • 'Writing Assignment 2: The Mumps'

    exact. It’s caused by a virus that can be transmitted by swapping spit with loose women,” say Dr. Strangelove (Roth, Sullivan, 2015). After taking a look at his medical record, it seems that Glen had already had his MMR vaccinations for the mumps years ago. He had the first dose between 15-18 months old and the second dose between 4-6 months old (CDC, 2015). “The only thing you can do is sit it it out,” says Dr. Strangelove. “You see, because mumps is a virus, it doesn’t respond to antibiotics or other medications, but you can treat the symptoms to make living with yourself a bit more comfortable”(Roth, Sullivan, 2015). Glen replies, “What do you suggest doctor?” “Well Glen, I suggest you switch to a soft diet to reduce pain in your salivary glands, avoid acidic foods and beverages because those can cause them pain, take ibuprofen for your fever, ice your jaw for the swelling, and drink a lot of fluids to avoid dehydration resulting from the fever.”(Roth, Sullivan, 2015). “That and stop messing around with booze and loose women,” explains Dr. Strangelove. He also mentioned to tell him that…

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  • Complications Of Head And Scle Cancer (HNC)

    paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, larynx, pharynx and salivary glands (World Health Organization, 2005). Surgery and radiotherapy (XRT) are the main treatment approaches for HNC, with good clinical outcomes expected depending on a range of patient factors, site/location of tumor, clinical stage and resectability of the tumor (Argiris, Karamouzis, & Raben, 2008; Platteaux, Dirix, Hermans, & Nuyts, 2010). However, despite improving survival…

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  • The Endocrine System

    The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones, which regulate metabolism, growth & development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep & mood, and tissue function. The endocrine system is made up of the pituitary gland, thryroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries, and testicles. (Frucht, 2012 p.315). A gland selects and removes materials from the blood, hormones then travel through the blood to target organs to adjust their activity. This system…

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  • The Pituitary Gland Is The Seat Of The Soul

    Outline Introduce the problem 1-2 sentences 50 words Decades have passed and the science community researched and were still not able to discover the biological function of the pituitary gland that was said to be the " seat of the soul". Philosophers have claimed that the pituitary gland is the habitat of the soul Before criticizing the claim, articulate it clearly so that we understand why someone would make each a claim. In other words, present the argument of your opponent in debate,…

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  • Dysphagia Case Studies

    Participants Participants were prospectively recruited from the cohort of consecutive patients referred to the Combined Head and Neck Clinic (CHNC) at a large tertiary hospital in Brisbane between September 2013 and November 2014. For inclusion, all patients had to have at least one parotid gland affected by either primary, metastatic or recurrent disease, and were planned to receive either definitive XRT or surgery with postoperative XRT to a prescription dose of 60Gy or greater. Patients were…

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  • Sex Differences

    The enlargement of two or more glands is also a causation. The noncancerous growth also called adenoma is the most common cause followed by enlargement or hyperplasia. Having a cancerous tumor is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. Although this form of hyperparathyroidism occurs randomly, some patients inherit a gene that causes the disorder. This is known as the familial isolated hyperparathyroidism and it is due to mutations in the MEN1, CDC73, or CASR gene. The MEN1 gene is the…

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  • Hypopituitarism Research Paper

    Hyperpituitarism Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder in both males and females where your pituitary gland has either failed to produce one or more of its hormones or isn’t producing enough. The pituitary gland is a small jelly bean shaped gland situated at the base of your brain, behind your nose and between your ears. While this is here it is secreting hormones that affect almost every part of your body. Hypopituitarism is essentially another word for the pituitary gland not being active…

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  • Essay On Pituitary Adenoma

    Overview A pituitary adenoma is a benign growth that occurs in the pituitary gland. Sometimes when the pituitary gland becomes covered with tumor-like growths it begins to secrete an excess of hormones. Though mostly benign, these tumors can still cause problems throughout the body. Definition & Facts The pituitary gland is located below the brain and above the nasal passages. This gland belongs to a system known as the endocrine system that includes the pancreatic gland, adrenal gland,…

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  • Homeostasis Research Paper

    certain jobs to perform. Hormones releases certain chemicals that will have a good or bad effect on the body. Hormones have to be at a certain level if not you will become sick. Reference Cannon, W. B., (2014). Homeostasis: The Wisdom of the Body. New York: W.W. Norton, 1932. Retrieved from Natural Resources Defense Council, (1998). Endocrine Disruptors: Retrieved from Saladin,…

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  • Adrenoleukodystrophy Research Paper

    Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a condition which affects the ability of adrenal glands to produce adrenaline and myelin, which insulates the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. This diminishes the ability of the brain to communicate effectively with the rest of the nerves. This condition was initially identified in the early 1900s and was originally called Schilder-Addison disease (2). The cause of this condition originates in the peroxisomes, which are tiny structures in the cell which assist…

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