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Classification of Anti-psychotics drugs
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Classification of Anti-psychotics drugs

Antipsychotic drugs were discovered in the 1950s and currently over 20 compounds are licensed. They vary in clinical effects and especially in unwanted effects. Antipsychotics are classified in a number of ways and this brief guide touches on selected aspects of classification. ‘Typical’ and ‘atypical’ antipsychotics Discovery of antipsychotic properties …

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Medical workers: Vaccinate yourselves first
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Medical workers: Vaccinate yourselves first

Just under half of health care workers do not get their annual flu vaccine. Some of these workers contract the flu and unknowingly transfer it to their sick hospitalized patients, and in some cases, because of them passing the flu along, those patients die.   We know the most important reason …

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Sildenafil important information (Uses, side effects, overdosage & precautions)
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Sildenafil important information (Uses, side effects, overdosage & precautions)

What is Viagra? Viagra (sildenafil) relaxes muscles found in the walls of blood vessels and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body. Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. Another brand of sildenafil is Revatio, which is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and improve exercise capacity …

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Surprise! Doctors spend more time with computers than with patients
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Surprise! Doctors spend more time with computers than with patients

Medical appointments are getting shorter by the year. Sometimes it feels like doctors have no time to spend with their patients. What’s to blame for these brief clinical interactions? It could be the electronic health record, or EHR. Because of changes in how insurance companies and the government pay for …

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A first-time case in a 35-year medical career
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A first-time case in a 35-year medical career

A couple of years ago I saw a young man with pain in his lower right abdomen. I sent him for an urgent CT scan with a “wet read” to check for appendicitis. It was afternoon, and things were crazy at the office. I forgot all about the pending CT …

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What Doctors Should Ignore
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What Doctors Should Ignore

Sickle cell anemia was first described in 1910 and was quickly labeled a “black” disease. At a time when many people were preoccupied with an imagined racial hierarchy, with whites on top, the disease was cited as evidence that people of African descent were inferior. But what of white people …

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All you need to know about Cervical cancer

symptoms In the early stages of cervical cancer, a person may experience no symptoms at all. As a result, women should have regular cervical smear tests. The most common symptoms of cervical cancer are: bleeding between periods bleeding after sexual intercourse bleeding in post-menopausal women smelly vaginal discharge vaginal discharge tinged with …

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20 Totally Weird Medical Drawings Google Thinks You Need
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20 Totally Weird Medical Drawings Google Thinks You Need

So maybe you think you have ringworm. What do you do? You Google it, of course. UTI? Google. A stye? Google, please help. Well, Google heard your cries and frantic keyboard typing, so in early 2015, they started including medical facts in their “Knowledge Graph” (cool lingo, Google!), which is the first thing that grabs …

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Do Doctors Forget What They Learn In Medical School?
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Do Doctors Forget What They Learn In Medical School?

Do doctors forget most of what they learned in medical school? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Mitul Mehta, MD, Vitreoretinal (eye) Surgeon at UC Irvine, on Quora: It depends on the individual and what field they are in. I think it is …

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