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Medical emergencies on flights are rare, but they will increase in the future due to the increasing age of passengers and to the greater frequency of pre-existing diseases. How can airlines ... [more]

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The benefits of erythritol are almost too good to be true: it has almost no calories, and affects neither the blood sugar level nor the taste. Studies show however that erythritol potentially ... [more]

Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article L-dopa
L-dopa, also referred to as levodopa is a substance created by the hydroxylation of tyrosine. It serves as a precursor for various biologically relevant substances, amongst others melanin, dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline.

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York Cardiology published a video

Magnesium and ectopic heart beats

In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta discusses an interesting study which demonstrated that deficiency of magnesium in your diet can significantly increase the number of ectopic heart beats that you suffer.
Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article Torsade de pointes
Torsade de pointes is a ventricular tachycardia. It presents in the ECG as waves (chamber complexes) rotating along the isoelectric line with a frequency 150 min-1. The amplitudes change about every five to ten beats, which gives rise to their ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article Gemfibrozil
Gemfibrozil is a fibrate that is used in the treatment for diseases linked to the metabolism of lipids.

Indications
Gemfibrozil is used in the therapy of type III hyperlipidemia, and type IV hypertriglyceridema.

General information
In blood 95% of ... [more]
Anne Düchting has edited the Flexikon article Monoamine oxidase inhibitor
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are substances that belong to the group of antidepressive drugs. They are administered for treatment of depression and also for Parkinson’s disease (antiparkinsonian agent). In Germany they are only available on ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article Monoamine oxidase inhibitor
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are substances that belong to the group of antidepressive drugs. They are administered for treatment of depression and also for Parkinson’s disease(antiparkinsonian agent. In Germany they are only available on ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article Rifampicin
Rifampicin is a highly effective antibiotic agent from the family of Streptomyces mediterannei bacteria and it belongs to the Ansamycin group. It blocks the transcription activity of bacteria by inhibiting their DNA dependent RNA ... [more]
Cell Image Library published a picture

Can you hear me now? Image of the Week - August 21, 2017 - CIL:40627 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/40627

Can you hear me now? Image of the Week - August 21, 2017 CIL:40627 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/40627 Description: Single frog sacculus hair bundle imaged with field-emission scanning electron microscope. Author: Peter ... [more]
Patrick Bookjans has published the Flexikon article Torsade de pointes
Torsade de pointes is a ventricular tachycardia. It presents in the ECG as waves (chamber complexes) rotating along the isoelectric line with a frequency 150 min-1. The amplitudes change about every five to ten beats, which gives rise to their ... [more]
Patrick Bookjans has published the Flexikon article Gemfibrozil
Gemfibrozil is a fibrate that is used in the treatment for diseases linked to the metabolism of lipids.

Indications
Gemfibrozil is used in the therapy of type III hyperlipidemia, and type IV hypertriglyceridema.

General information
In [[blood] 95% ... [more]