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First Lecture for Biochem. Of Spec. Tissues
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What is a disease?
A manifestation of abnormalities of molecules, chemical reactions, or processes.
Advantages of ibuprofen/motrin/advil over aspirin
In lower doses, it's less irritating to the esophagus and stomach lining. It's short-acting and BETTER for pain treatment
Aspirin is better for preventing:
Dosage of baby aspirin
When should you take aspirin?
In the evening, because this is good timing for preventing heart attacks.
Blockage to artery that supplies to the brain. Caused by blood clots and/or plaques.
Where can the blocks that cause ischemic strokes appear?
In the neck or in the skull. They usually start in the heart and travel through the circulatory system.
Transient ischemic attack
Warning/ministroke. Anything that temporarily blocks blood flow to the brain
A blood clot keeps blood from flowing to your brain.
Common cause of ischemic stroke
Blood vessel in your brain ruptures or breaks, spilling blood into the surrounding tissues
What percent of strokes are ischemic?
Rare disorder that causes brain and liver damage.
Where does Reye's syndrome usually occur?
In children who have had a recent viral infection, such as chickenpox or the flu.
How does aspirin affect Reye's syndrome?
It increases the change of Reye's syndrome developing
Should you take aspirin for heart attack prevention?
Apparently not. The risk of internal bleeding often outweighs the benefits. This is true for people with no clinical signs of heart disease or stroke. For people who have had heart attacks or stents, aspirin is still necessary.
Using aspirin during a heart attack.
Take a high dose of aspirin, something like 325 mg.
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