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What makes a product organic?
- - Does not mean pesticide free or chemical free
- - means pesticide are natural and from non-synthetic sources
- -synthetic material must not come in contact for 3 years
- -Land used must have never been exposed to synthetic material
What are cosmetics?
- An organic household product
- Enhance appearance or odour of body
- natural or synthetic
- products are regulated
Why are cosmetics regulated?
Becuase health concerns regarding harmful chemicals
What are pesticides?
- attracts, seduces, or destroys pests
- chemical or bioogical agent (virus, bacterium, disinfectant)
- potentially toxic to humans
What is pain medication?
- Used to achieve analgesia - relief from pain
- works at peripheral or central nervous system
What is the central nervous system?
- made up of brain and spinal cord
- integrate information that is recieved from and coordinates activity of all body parts of Bilaterally symmetrical animals
What is the peripheral nervous system?
- made up of nerves and ganglia outside of brain and spinal cord
- connects CNS with limbs and organs
What does NSAID stand for?
Non- steroidal anit- inflammatory drugs
What does NSAID provide?
provides analgesic effects in HIGHER doses with anti inflammatory effects
How does NSAID act?
Acts centrally in the brain rather than at nerve ending
What is NSAID used to treat?
used to treat acute or chronic conditions where pain and infammation are present
Examples of NSAID
Ibuprofen and Aspirin
What is NSAID used for?
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- mild to moderate pain
- lower back pain
What is Gout?
uric acid build up in blood, forms crystals that build up in the bodies joint. Related to weight, diet, eating foods high in purine
What do Opioids influence?
- Influence the cerebral opioids receptor system
- Also affect brain areas controlling emotion
Where do opioids bind?
- bind to opioid receptors in the CNS PNS & GI Tract
- brain, spinal cord, and digestive tract
What do opioids encourage?
- fast acting serotonin release
- Serotonin: found in GI tract, platelets and CNS. Creates feeling of wellbeing and happiness
Side effects of Opioids?
nausra, vomiting, constipation, addiction
Forms of Opioids
- Tablets, capsules, syrups, solutions
- Prescription only
What do Opioids treat?
- acute or chronic
- cough or diarrhea
- risk of abuse
- worlds oldest known drugs
- addictive because it posseses euphoria like feeling
- great value to terminally ill because addiction is not relevant
What is acute?
- a disease with a short of action/ effects
- stubbed toe or a heart attack
What is chronic?
health condition with longer lasting effects that develop over time
What are the risk of LOW RISK DEVICES?
- If used improperly, could cause minor injuries
- Ex. thermometer or breast pump
What are the risk of MEDIUM RISK DEVICES?
- If used improperly, could cause serious arm
- Ex. Ultrasound or surgical drill
What are the risk of HIGH RISK DEVICES?
- If used improperly could kill a patient
- Ex. Anesthesia ventilator or incubator
What is Medical Research?
Research that has increased the body of knowledge in the field of medicine
What can Medical Research be used for?
- to test and find new surgical techniques
- to find and test possible new cures for diseases
What does MRSA stand for?
Methicillin - Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
What is MRSA?
- an infectuous bacteria
- many carry it but do not notice
How is MRSA harmful?
- 25-30% of us havie it in our noses
- will enter wounds, opening or sores on bodies
- more difficult to treat than most strans b/c it becomes resistant.
- common n nursing homes
Symptoms of MRSA ?
- starts as small red bumps
- turn into a deep painful abscesses that require surgical draining
- reach deeper portion of body causing life threatening infections to bones, joints, surgical wounds, blood, heart valves or lungs
- spread through skin to skin contact
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