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Experimental 'Couch Potato Pill' May Also Prevent Heat Stroke
2012-01-09 14:12:48

According to a new study in the journal Nature Medicine, an experimental treatment known as the 'couch potato pill' may also help to prevent heatstroke in people genetically predisposed to it.

2011-12-22 12:38:38

Physicians use inhalation anesthetics in a way that is incredibly safe for patients, but very little is known about the intricacies of how these drugs actually work in children and adults.

2011-09-23 07:18:31

Administering Ritalin, a commonly used stimulant, to patients recovering from anesthesia sped up the process.

2011-09-21 13:05:22

Administration of the commonly used stimulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) was able to speed recovery from general anesthesia in an animal study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

2011-08-18 14:35:40

Anesthesiology researchers have shown that a device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk that patients will recall their surgery does not lower the risk of the problem, known as intraoperative awareness, any more than a less expensive method.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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