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E is the answer to this question. If in case you are confused, it is best that you know what a sarcoplasmic reticulum is. This is a smooth ER that is in charge of regulating calcium ion concentration in different muscle cells. This holds a large amount of calcium because calcium is known to be...Read More

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The best place for the catheter to be placed is above the ninth rib, in the midscapular region. A catheter is used to allow someone to urinate when they cannot on their own. Holding urine isn’t good for your body, so having a medical condition that makes it difficult - such as urinary...Read More

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I think because of the immune response we'd all mount since now everyone gets the HPV vaccine against the more virulent strains (incl 16) but that's my guess

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The answer to this is a. The patient is taking bevacizumab. The fact that there is zu in the name of this product meant that this is a humanized antibody. Being in remission does not necessarily mean cancer-free. It means that there is no need to take certain treatments as the cancer is not...Read More

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Chemotherapy is a common treatment for cancer patients. However, there is a drug that is used in chemotherapy that people may not be aware of. It is called Cisplatin. This helps with a bunch of different cancers including testicular, lung, bladder, breast, cervical and neuroblastoma, to name a...Read More

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Proliferation in medical terms, refers to a trophoblastic tissue. In biology, cell proliferation refers to the development of the cells and the cell division process. In reference to the cell development, proliferation concerns itself with the cytoplasmic and organelle volume, and their...Read More

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The 52-year old man seems to suffer from kidney problems and has for a while. His physician is aware that he has had renal calculi and hypertension but now is suffering from pain in his abdomen. It could be further complication from his other issues. The doctor may also know that this man has a...Read More

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For this question they're basically wanting you to address the Salatory Nerve Conduction Pathyway (action potientiation along mylinated axons)which relies on voltage-gated Na+ channels from one node to the next node of...Read More

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If you are having trouble swallowing or if you are having pain when swallowing, your doctor might order an esophageal manometry. Esophageal manometry is a medical procedure used by doctors to determine how well your esophagus is working to move food through your esophagus and into your...Read More

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Desmosome means a structure where two cells are attached by filaments. It is also known as macula adhaerens. This makes the tissue much stronger in these areas. They are found in animal tissues and in place that have a lot of force applied to them. Examples of desmosomes would be the...Read More

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