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This is often an A-Z BMA visible advisor to over 7,000 clinical phrases together with indicators, ailments, medications and coverings. This new, revised version of the BMA's bestselling and definitive scientific reference advisor brings authoritative and up to date clinical wisdom into your place. remain updated with clinical advances and recommendation; from new advancements in trip immunizations to the latest guidance for antenatal screening and newest ideas for breast knowledge. It comprises 3,000 illnesses, problems, stipulations and signs, info on prognosis and therapy, a variety of medicinal drugs and assessments, new and confirmed surgeries and factors of clinical phrases. utilizing jargon-free language and an easy-to-use A--Z structure, 7,000 entries and greater than 800 illustrations, this totally revised and up-to-date variation continues to be the definitive clinical reference publication for each kin.
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Delusions, hallucinations, high blood pressure), and seizures may also occur. Prolonged use may produce tolerance and drug dependence. ABUSE Amphetamines are often abused for their stimulant effect and, for this reason, they are controlled drugs. amphotericin An antifungal drug used to treat candidiasis of the mouth or intestine. The drug is taken as tablets but is also given by intravenous infusion to treat lifethreatening systemic (generalized) fungal infections such as cryptococcosis and histoplasmosis.
In diagnosing an allergy, the individual’s medical history is important. The doctor needs to know if the symptoms vary according to the time of the day or the season, and if there are pets or other likely sources of allergens in the home. A class of anticancer drugs. allele THE ORIGIN OF AN ALLERGY One of two or more different forms of a gene that occupies a specific position on a chromosome. ) The immune system is sensitized once it has been exposed to an allergen (steps 1 to 3). Symptoms occur when the allergen is met again (step 4).
Aminoglutethimide An anticancer drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and some endocrine gland tumours. aminoglycoside drugs Aminoglycosides, a type of antibiotic drug, are given by injection and, because their use can damage the inner ear or kidneys, are generally reserved for the treatment of serious infections. Important examples of these drugs are gentamicin and streptomycin, which are also used topically for eye and ear infections. aminophylline A potassium-sparing diuretic drug, amiloride is used in combination with loop or thiazide diuretics in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and the oedema (fluid retention) that results from heart failure (reduced pumping efficiency of the heart) or liver cirrhosis.
A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia by British Medical Association