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Reactive oxygen species from smooth muscle mitochondria initiate cold-induced constriction of cutaneous arteries by Jan Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 11:03pm By S. R. Bailey and Colleague Cold constricts cutaneous blood vessels by selectively increasing the activity of smooth muscle 2-adrenoceptors (2-ARs). In mouse tail arteries, 2-AR constriction is mediated by 2A-ARs at 37°C, whereas the cold-induced augmentation in 2-AR activity is mediated entirely by 2C-ARs. Cold causes translocation of 2 ... Read on »
Immunoglobulins from scleroderma patients inhibit the muscarinic receptor activation in internal anal sphincter smooth muscle ce by Jan Posted Sat 27 Mar 2010 12:00am By Jagmohan Singh and Colleague Systemic sclerosis (SSc) IgGs affecting the M3-muscarinic receptor (M3-R) have been proposed to be responsible for the gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility in this disease. However, the effect of SSc IgGs on smooth muscle cell (SMC) function has not been studied. We determined the effect of SSc IgGs on t ... Read on »
Muscle Aches and Tension: Materia Medica, Part 1 by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 05 Jan 2014 9:48pm Muscle Aches and Tension: Materia Medica, Part 1 by Kiva Rose   Pedicularis procera The cold moons are a time when many longstanding aches and pains worsen, and also when recent injuries often become more problematic. The low temperatures seem to make the pain  and stiffness seep into the very bones and can make free ... Read on »
Health Headlines - November 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 02 Nov 2008 9:29pm Tests for Dangerous Gut Bug Unreliable: Study Screens currently used by hospitals to detect C. difficile, a potentially lethal gut infection, are unreliable, according to a study from researchers in the U.K. C. difficile is a hospital-acquired infection that can lead to severe inflammation of the bowel and diarrhea; it is fatal in up to 15 ... Read on »
Health Headlines - November 2 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sat 01 Nov 2008 10:48pm FDA OKs New Drug for Overactive Bladder The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug to help people who struggle with an overactive bladder. The drug, Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate), made by German manufacturer Schwarz Pharma, works by relaxing the smooth muscle tissue of the bladder, reducing frequent urination, the ... Read on »
Mitocondrial Failure (Acumen and Biolab test) by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 May 2009 10:43pm Remember that this is juat a post of my blog, and it evolves, so to see the full story go to: (English) or or (English) and (Spanish) My current doc: Josepa Rigau Av Catalunya, 12, 3º, 1ª 43002 Tarragona Spain +34977220358 (I do recommend! hoeopathy an ... Read on »
Glossary M by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm M Manometry A test that measures pressure or contractions in the intestinal tract. Mast cell A type of immune system cell present in blood and tissue. Mast cell degranulation The release from within the cell of granules, or small sacs, containing chemicals that can digest microorganisms and activate other cells to fi ... Read on »
So Long, Farewell! by Posted Thu 24 Jul 2008 12:00am This week’s subject dives into the realm of herbal tisanes. An herbal “tea,” or tisane, is technically anything you steep that does not contain the actual Camelia Sinensis tea plant in it. For experts and tea snoots, an herbal tea is really not tea at all, hence the term “herbal infusion.” For thousands of years, plants and flowers have been ... Read on »
What Happens When Testosterone Replacement Fails to Improve Them? by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 Jan 2011 12:00am Erectile Function and Fatigue- What Happens When Testosterone Replacement Fails to Improve Them? By Nelson Vergel Excerpt from “Testosterone: A Man’s Guide” (available on and Meso Rx)Most men find that their sexual desire increases after they start testosterone replacement. Sexual dreams and nighttime/morning erections may be more ... Read on »
Androgen Receptor Expression in Women and its Relationship to Sexual Function by Dr. Jennifer Berman Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 4:04am Androgens play a vital role in maintaining women�s sexual health and overall well-being as basic science research and clinical trials have begun to delineate the role of androgens in women throughout the reproductive cycle. The pathophysiologic mechanism of androgen receptor expression has been documented in numerous tissue sites including the ce ... Read on »