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Immunoablation and Bone Marrow Transplantation

What is Immunoablation and Cancer, Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplantation The therapeutic destruction of the body’s IMMUNE RESPONSE, typically to prepare for BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION or STEM CELL transplantation. Immunoablation is usually a step in the treatment process for certain cancers and AUTOIMMUNE

Liver Hemodialysis - treatment for acute liver failure

Liver Hemodialysis - treatment for acute liver failure

Liver Hemodialysis is a treatment for acute LIVER FAILURE that employs extracorporeal (out-of-thebody) filtration of the BLOOD to remove the toxins the liver otherwise would metabolize. LIVER hemodialysis is currently of limited availability and remains largely an investigational treatment. Two procedures are in use,

Dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure

Dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure

What is Dilation and curettage / D&C procedure Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a surgical procedure, also called dilatation and curettage, in which the gynecologist widens the opening of the CERVIX enough to allow passage into the UTERUS of a narrow scraping instrument called a curette. The gynecologist uses

Bile - definition, function and production

Bile - definition, function and production

Bile is a liquid that the LIVER produces to carry some of its waste products into the digestive tract. Specialized cells called hepatocytes synthesize bile from water, cholesterol, bile acids, bile salts, BILIRUBIN and other bile pigments, and electrolytes. The hepatocytes break down cholesterol, a fatty acid, into

Mydriasis - definition, causes and treatment

Mydriasis - definition, causes and treatment

Mydriasis - excessive or persistent dilation of the pupil that is a symptom of ophthalmic or systemic conditions. The ophthalmologist may induce mydriasis, using topical atropine, to examine the inner EYE. Therapeutic mydriasis using atropinebased ophthalmic drops is an alternate treatment for AMBLYOPIA. Two eye

Down Syndrome children - symptoms and treatment

Down Syndrome children - symptoms and treatment

Down Syndrome - an AUTOSOMAL TRISOMY disorder that results from a REPLICATION ERROR during cell division in which a GAMETE (sex cell) ends up with two copies of CHROMOSOME 21 instead of the normal single copy (as haploid cells, gametes contain one half the complement of chromosomes). At CONCEPTION the ZYGOTE thus ends

Antiviral medications and viral infection

Antiviral medications and viral infection

Antiviral medications - medications to shorten the course and lessen the severity of illness due to viral INFECTION as well as reduce viral shedding to minimize contagiousness. Some antiviral medications are able to prevent viral infection from developing after exposure to the VIRUS. Antiviral medications mark a fine