Essays Tagged: "gastrointestinal tract"

What Is Rickettsia.

cell) to survive. Rickettsias from infected vertebrates, usually mammals, live and multiply in the gastrointestinal tract of an arthropod carrier but do not cause disease there; they are transmitted ...

(3 pages) 92 0 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

Foodborne illness and the dietetics profession

ch infect food and cause illness. These causative agents often disrupt the normal microflora of the gastrointestinal tract, though some also extend and cause damage to organ systems throughout the bod ... ey may be part of the immunocompromised population which has problems fighting off pathogens in the gastrointestinal cavity (King et al., 2000). Understanding the microbiological status of at risk gro ...

(9 pages) 120 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Cholera and Ebola: A Threat to Our Environmental Freedom

Cholera, aka Asiatic Cholera or epidemic cholera, is an infectious disease of the gastrointestinal tract caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. From the family Vibrionaceae, the ba ...

(6 pages) 48 0 4.2 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Mycabacterium Tuberculosis.

ne infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (4). A less common route of transmission is through the gastrointestinal tract by drinking milk infected with the tubercle bacillus (5) or skin wounds (e.g. ...

(8 pages) 82 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


before the surgery.Acetaminophen is ingested orally and is rapidly and completely absorbed into the gastrointestinal tract. It works in about one hour. The liver detoxifies 90% of it by mixing it with ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF)

appears over the entire body; the rash is often Hemorrigic. Hemorrhaging generally occurs from the gastrointestinal tract, causing the patient to bleed from both the mouth and rectum. Beginning sympt ...

(4 pages) 1568 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Ephedra Debate

Meridia (Read, 2002). Both, like ephedra, have side effects. Xenical works by preventing fat in the gastrointestinal tract from being absorbed by the body (Leung, 2002) and is relatively safe. Meridia ... st less than twenty pounds (Leung, 2002). This is caused by the 46.4% to 91.4% effectiveness of the gastrointestinal (GI) lipases inhibitors (Leung, 2002). This prevents the GI tract from metabolizing ...

(8 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


ports the skin as well as the internal organs. Scleroderma affects the body's skin, bones, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, and lungs, depending on the severity of the condition. Localized an ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ietal layers. These extensions are thick adhesions. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis infects the larynx, gastrointestinal tract, bladder, spine, etc.Primary tuberculosis is associated with a mild fever whi ...

(2 pages) 29 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's their own body (leukocytes) attacks itself and other bacteria that are normal flora in the gastrointestinal tract, usually in the lining of the intestines. When the body sends all the leukocy ... on, and kidney function.You will then most likely have radiological tests like barium enemas, upper gastrointestinal (GI) and small bowel follow-through, enteroclysis, computerized tomography (CT) sca ...

(8 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2012

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology