What are Steroids?

They are known by street names such as Arnolds, Gear, Gym Candy, Juice, Pumpers, Roids, Stackers, and Weight Gainers.

Steroids, also known as corticosteroids or glucocorticoids, are a class of synthetic drugs[1] that mimic the effects of hormones produced naturally in the body called corticosteroids. These hormones are involved in various bodily functions, including regulating inflammation, metabolism, immune response, and salt and water balance.

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Abrin Toxin

Abrin and ricin are two highly toxic proteins derived from plants.

Abrin is a highly toxic protein that is derived from the seeds of the plant Abrus precatorius, also known as the rosary pea or jequirity bean. The brightly colored seeds of this plant contain about 0.08% of abrin. The toxin is found within the seeds and its release is prevented by the seed coat. If the seed coat is injured or destroyed (by chewing, for example) the toxin may be released. The toxic effects of abrin were first reported in the late 19th century when it was used as a poison in India.

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Acute Diarrhea

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem.

In the U.S., approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur annually. Acute diarrhea is a common gastrointestinal disorder characterized by the passage of loose, watery stools three or more times per day.

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Cannabidiol (CBD)

A nonpsychoactive component derived from the cannabis plant, especially Cannabis sativa or C. indica, or produced synthetically. CBD has been studied as a treatment for epilepsy and marketed as a dietary supplement for the management of chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid[1] found in the cannabis plant. CBD products have gained popularity in recent years for their potential therapeutic benefits, including reducing anxiety, pain, and inflammation, and improving sleep. CBD products are available in various forms, including oils, capsules, creams, and edibles.

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Monkeypox (Mpox)

Mpox, which used to be called monkeypox, is a rare disease caused by infection with the mpox virus. The mpox virus is in the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus. But mpox is less contagious than smallpox. And its disease causes milder symptoms and is usually not fatal.

Monkeypox (Mpox) is a rare viral disease that is similar to smallpox but is less severe. It was first identified in 1958 when outbreaks occurred in monkeys kept for research. The disease is caused by the monkeypox virus, which is a member of the orthopoxvirus genus[1], the same genus as the smallpox virus. Symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that forms blisters and then crusts over. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms ranges from five to twenty-one days. The duration of symptoms is typically two to four weeks.

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Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Stroke is preventable, treatable, and beatable.

Hippocrates created the term apoplexy to describe a disorder where “a person
suddenly falls, without consciousness or motion, retaining pulse and
respiration.” The advent of autopsies during the Modern Era and rapid scientific and technological advancements from the 17th century onward led to the modern definition of stroke, which ultimately replaced apoplexy in the literature.

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Pet Allergies

Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal’s skin cells, saliva or urine. Signs of pet allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Some people may also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.

Millions of Americans live with pets despite being allergic to them. Any furry animal, most commonly cats, and dogs, may trigger allergy symptoms like sneezing or red, itchy eyes. Pet allergies can also make asthma harder to control.

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Diethylstilbestrol (DES)

Although the basic tenet of medicine is “First, do no harm,” history is filled with good intentions that were at best unhelpful and at worst harmful.

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen hormone that was widely used from the 1940s to 1970s to prevent miscarriages and premature deliveries in pregnant women. It was also used to treat symptoms of menopause and certain types of cancer.

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Pimobendan for Dogs

Pimobendan is a short-acting drug and its effects resolve within 24 hours of administration.

Pimobendan is a veterinary medication used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs. It belongs to the class of drugs known as indicators, which enhance the contractility of the heart and dilate blood vessels, resulting in increased cardiac output and decreased systemic vascular resistance.

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Cisapride for Cats and Dogs, but not for Humans

The drug was withdrawn from human use due to the risk of serious cardiac side effects.

Cisapride is a medication that was previously used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastroparesis. However, it has been withdrawn from the market in many countries due to serious side effects, including cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.

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