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A thorough hand hygiene procedure can prevent nosocomial infections and also reduce costs. Nonetheless, the implementation of this recommendation in medical practice has been defective. One US ... [more]

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Consistent with the goals of the law, the proposed rule would improve the relevance and depth of Medicare’s value and quality-based payments and increase clinician flexibility by allowing ... [more]

Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Talus
The talus is a bone of foot skeleton, which belongs to the tarsal bones.

Anatomy
The talus is a biconvex shaped bone with a laterally compressed shape. It can be divided into different sections - corpus (body), collum (neck) and caput (head).
The ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Skeleton
The term skeleton is used to define the totality of the bone of an organism, in other words the scaffold needed for constructing the body. The human skeleton consists of 206 bones (number may vary individually).

Subcategorisation
In humans, a ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Thiamine
Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin of B-complex. In the human body it has an energy releasing function which in deficiency symptoms especially effects the central nervous system.

Structure
Thiamine consists of a pyrimidine- and thiazole ring liked ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Ectopic
Ectopic means that an organ or parenchyma is not located at the pysiological correct place within the body.There is also a ectopic hormon production which occurs if a hormon is not produced and released by the common gland but by a different tissue ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Induced fit model
The induced fit model also called Koshland's theory is one of two models which describe the enzyme-substrate interaction.The Koshland's theory assumes that the active site of the enzyme changes its spatial form to allow the substrate to interact ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Lock and key model
The lock and key model also called Fisher's theory is one of two models which describe the enzyme-substrate interaction.The lock and key model assumes that the active site of the enzyme and the substrate are equal shaped. It supposes that the ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Ascorbic acid
Ascorbic acid is a non-B-complex water soluble vitamin.

Structure
Constitutional formula: C6H8O6

Biochemichal role
In the case of ascorbic acid the vitamin form is the active form. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and acts as a coenzyme in ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Head's paradoxical reflex
The Head's paradoxical reflex occurs in case of cold block (or in general irritation) of the vagus nerve. The inflation inhibition explained by Hering-Breuer inflation reflex is annulled and a deep breath occurs. The Head's paradoxical reflex has ... [more]
Dr. Carina Hönscher has edited the Flexikon article Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is a collective term for pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. These three precursors of pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), which is the active form of vitamin B6, are interconvertible. The human body is not able to produce pyridoxal phosphate ... [more]
Dr. Carina Hönscher has edited the Flexikon article Biotin
Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin with an energy releasing function.

Structure
Biotin consists of an imidazole ring, a thiophene ring and a valeric acid chain (also called pentanoic acid).

Biochemistry
Biotin acts as a coenzyme in carboxylation ... [more]