Essays Tagged: "nausea and vomiting"

Textbook picture on Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

YDiabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is serious condition characterized by high blood glucose, dehydration, nausea and vomiting, and the presence of ketones. Ketones are made when your body burns fat instead ... nsulin freeze.SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS*Dry mouth*Great thirst*Fruity breath*Loss of appetite*Stomach pain*Nausea*Fever (can be absent)*Fatigue*Drowsiness*Frequent urination*Labored breathing*VomitingMedical ...

(1 pages) 61 0 3.9 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Medicinal Marijuana's Effect on the Treatment of Cancer and AIDS.

bruising, suppression of the immune system, destruction of heart muscle tissue, hair loss, profound nausea and vomiting, and even secondary types of cancer. The dosage of these medicines must be measu ... ailure.The most common, and often the most devastating side effect for chemotherapy patients is the nausea and vomiting. Vomiting and retching (dry heaves) can last for hours or days after a chemother ...

(6 pages) 56 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Benefits of legalizing Marijuana

helped many cancer patients deal with the side effects of chemotherapy. These side effects include nausea and vomiting. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC (the chemical in marijuana that makes people "high ... ocannabinol, or THC (the chemical in marijuana that makes people "high"), reduces this vomiting and nausea, putting the patient at ease. The most common effect of chemotherapy is appetite loss. One si ...

(4 pages) 227 3 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Introduction for thesis: nitrous oxide, nausea, and vomiting.

There are several proposed mechanisms by which nitrous oxide may cause post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Some of these mechanisms include bowel distention and decreased gastroin ... tem stimulation, and activation of opioid receptors in the brain.Bowel distention may contribute to nausea and vomiting in two ways. Nitrous oxide is known to diffuse into body cavities and this incre ... s. Nitrous oxide is known to diffuse into body cavities and this increase in bowel volume may cause nausea and vomiting. Bowel distention can also occur when air or gas is forced into the gastrointest ...

(1 pages) 37 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Reasearch methods in Nursing Studies

ASSIGNMENT 1RESEARCH APPROACH1. A statement of the study problem, purpose, and specific aims.ProblemNausea and vomiting is a significant problem, which apparently affects seventy percent of pregnant w ... teraction of biological, psychological and sociocultural factors (Simpson, S. et al.).Management of nausea and vomiting is part of good antenatal care, but how can we improve our practice to reduce th ...

(3 pages) 233 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Kidney Stones

rp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen. Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur. Later, pain may spread to the groin.If the stone is too large to pass eas ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Positive Uses Of Marijuana

The cannabinoids in marijuana are effective treatments for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation. Some of its effects are modest, and some other drugs ... eases, the patient becomes increasingly sedated, and the pupils very small. Common side effects are nausea and vomiting due to a central action of morphine stimulating one of the centres in the brain ...

(2 pages) 364 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Positive Uses Of Marijuana

The cannabinoids in marijuana are effective treatments for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation. Some of its effects are modest, and some other drugs ... eases, the patient becomes increasingly sedated, and the pupils very small. Common side effects are nausea and vomiting due to a central action of morphine stimulating one of the centres in the brain ...

(2 pages) 394 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Marijuana as a Medicine

erosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, arthritis, migraine headaches, and depression. Marijuana can reduce nausea, vomitin, and loss of appetite caused by AIDS and many of the medications for the disease. Ma ... progress of the condition. Marijuana is used in cancer patients to stimulate the appetite and ease nausea and vomiting, which are common side affects of chemotherapy. Marijuana can limit muscle pain ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Ketorolac Versus Opioids For Renal Colic

iating pain in the flank and/or abdominal area, radiating to the groin, and is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Patients usually become agitated, restless, diaphoretic, and unable to find a c ... 002). Opioids such as morphine on the other hand, have well known side effects such as: drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, sedation, dizziness, hypotension, and respiratory depression. These side effects c ...

(16 pages) 41 1 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Kidney Stones: Acute Management

an be prescribed and the patient told to return immediately if severe, intractable pain, persistent nausea and vomiting, or fever and chills occur. A urine strainer should be prescribed and patients i ...

(3 pages) 728 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Medicinal Marijuana: Summary

rment of the individual.Marijuana is now being used legally for medical purposes such as to control nausea and vomiting, induced by chemotherapy. It appear to also lower intraocular pressure in glauco ...

(3 pages) 11 0 5.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays

West Nile Virus

ymptoms of West Nile Fever. These symptoms include fever, headaches, fatigue, muscle pain, malaise, nausea and vomiting. In rare cases (about 1%), victims will experience West Nile neuroinvasive disea ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology