By I. Iomar. Salisbury State University.

Good nutrition and the administra- Alcohol can have a direct and adverse tion of supplemental B vitamins can effect on the development of red blood bring about improvement purchase 100mg allopurinol gastritis diet , but the cells buy cheap allopurinol 300mg line gastritis chronic cure, white blood cells, and platelets, improvement may be slow. One of the mecha- toms of myopathy improve with the ces- nisms by which alcohol affects blood cell sation of alcohol abuse, but continued formation is by interfering with the use of alcohol abuse leads to continued deteri- folic acid, a nutritional substance that oration. Excessive alcohol consumption bone marrow requires to manufacture can also contribute to osteoporosis healthy cells effectively. Osteoporosis leukopenia (an abnormal decrease in the occurs not only because calcium intake is number of white blood cells) and throm- insufficient but also because alcohol in- bocytopenia (an abnormal decrease in the terferes with the absorption of calcium number of platelets) occurs frequently in from the intestine. In addition to the direct effect on the Treatment with the administration of sup- musculoskeletal system, alcohol can also plemental folate, proper nutrition, and contribute to major injury. Individuals abstinence from alcohol can generally under the influence of alcohol may have reverse these abnormalities. As a Respiratory System result, they may be injuried in falls, fires, or motor vehicle or pedestrian accidents. In combination with cigarette Gastrointestinal System smoking, a higher incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (see Chap- It is possible for alcohol to affect almost ter 12) can result from chronic alcohol every organ of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, because chronic alco- Individuals who consume alcohol exces- hol abuse affects some of the lungs’ nat- sively have an increased incidence of can- ural defenses, individuals who abuse cer of the throat and esophagus (see alcohol have a greater tendency to devel- Chapter 16). Despite the fact that alcohol is hol has a direct toxic effect on skeletal considered a hepatotoxin (substance that muscle; destruction of muscle fibers leads is harmful to the liver), individuals who to weakness, pain, tenderness, and swel- chronically abuse alcohol differ widely in ling of affected muscles. The more common Esophagitis and Gastritis form is chronic alcoholic myopathy, which evolves over months to years. Pain may be Esophagitis is inflammation of the less severe in chronic myopathy, although esophagus. Both can occur with the muscles may atrophy (shrink or become acute and chronic abuse of alcohol. The 212 CHAPTER 7 CONDITIONS RELATED TO SUBSTANCE USE severity of these conditions depends on effects of both fatty liver and alcoholic the individual. Individuals who continue to ditions produce only a mild discomfort, abuse alcohol, however, have a high but in other instances, the irritation and chance of developing cirrhosis. Obviously, absti- nence from alcohol is a major treatment Cirrhosis is most frequently caused by objective. It Esophageal Varices involves the reaction of the liver to injury by hepatotoxins (substances that are Some individuals who abuse alcohol harmful to the liver), in this case, alcohol. Circulation within the Esophageal varices are usually a complica- liver becomes less efficient, resulting in tion of cirrhosis. Because of the fibrous Treatment is directed toward controlling changes that occur in the liver with cirrho- hemorrhage, usually by inserting a special sis, there is increased pressure in the por- tube (Sengstaken-Blakemore tube) into the tal vein, a condition known as portal esophagus. Backflow of blood results in inflated to exert pressure against the bleed- the enlargement of the spleen (splenom- ing vein. Because the esophagus needs rest egaly), accumulation of fluid in the in order to heal, other types of feeding abdominal cavity (ascites), and develop- may be instituted until the esophagus is ment of esophageal varices. Others experience Alcoholic Hepatitis weakness, nausea, loss of appetite (ano- rexia), and jaundice (yellow discoloration During alcohol metabolism, fat is de- of the skin and whites of the eyes due to posited in the liver. When individuals con- the accumulation of bile pigments in the sume excessive amounts of alcohol, the blood). Treatment of cirrhosis is largely accumulation of fat enlarges the liver, a symptomatic, but abstinence from alcohol condition called fatty liver. Individuals with continue to consume alcohol, liver cells cirrhotic changes in the liver have an may die, causing the liver to become increased risk of cancer of the liver. This inflammatory condition, in who continue to abuse alcohol despite cir- which the liver is usually enlarged and rhotic changes in the liver, or despite oth- painful, is known as alcoholic hepatitis. Use Disorders Involving Other Substances 213 Pancreatitis infant called fetal alcohol syndrome. The amount of alcohol that pregnant women A variety of conditions other than alco- must consume before the fetus is injured hol abuse may cause pancreatitis (inflam- is unknown and appears to vary with the mation of the pancreas). Fetal alcohol syndrome is pancreatitis, however, is a form of pancre- characterized by prenatal and postnatal atitis that develops in susceptible individ- growth retardation, microcephaly (abnor- uals after chronic alcohol abuse. In this mal smallness of the head), abnormalities condition, the pancreatic ducts become of the nervous system, and facial disfigura- obstructed. Other congenital anomalies may normally secretes into the small intestine include mental retardation, as well as mus- to aid in digestion become active while culoskeletal and cardiac abnormalities.

It causes a swelling and blocking of lower respiratory tubes 100mg allopurinol fast delivery gastritis diet , often FIGURE 17 generic 300mg allopurinol visa gastritis empty stomach. Inspiration may become painful, People saved from drowning and victims of shock fre- and fluid may collect within the pleural cavity. The accepted treat- monary alveoli, thus increasing the size of air spaces and decreas- ment for reviving a person who has stopped breathing is illus- ing the surface area (fig. Cancer in the respiratory system is known to be caused by the repeated inhalation of irritating substances, such as cigarette Common Respiratory Disorders smoke. A variety of disease processes can result in cessation of breathing Although the common cold is the most widespread of all during sleep, or sleep apnea. Sudden infant death syndrome respiratory diseases, there is still no cure for this ailment—only (SIDS) is an especially tragic form of sleep apnea that claims the medications that offer symptomatic relief. Colds occur repeatedly lives of about 10,000 babies annually in the United States. Vic- because acquired immunity for one virus does not protect against tims of this condition are apparently healthy 2-to-5-month-old other viruses. Cold viruses generally incite acute inflammation in babies who die in their sleep without apparent reason—hence, the respiratory mucosa, causing flow of mucus, sometimes accom- the layperson’s term, “crib death. Respiratory System © The McGraw−Hill Anatomy, Sixth Edition Body Companies, 2001 Chapter 17 Respiratory System 629 FIGURE 17. Respiratory System © The McGraw−Hill Anatomy, Sixth Edition Body Companies, 2001 630 Unit 6 Maintenance of the Body Tumors FIGURE 17. For people who regularly smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, the risk of developing lung cancer is 20 times greater than for people who have never smoked. Cheyne–Stokes breathing may be caused by neurological damage or by insufficient oxygen delivery to the brain. The latter may result from heart disease or from a brain tumor that diverts a FIGURE 17. In emphy- sema,lung tissue is destroyed,resulting in fewer and larger pul- monary alveoli. Clinical Case Study Answer The ice pick traversed the parietal pleura, the visceral pleura, and then Abnormal breathing patterns often appear prior to death entered the airway, at least at the alveolar–terminal bronchiole level, from brain damage or heart disease. The air would have taken the follow- which the depth of breathing progressively increases and then ing route: pharynx → larynx → trachea → left principal bronchus → progressively decreases. These cycles of increasing and decreasing lobar bronchus (of left upper lobe) → apical segmental (tertiary) tidal volumes may be followed by periods of apnea of varying du- bronchus → bronchioles through laceration into pleural space. This condition is treated by inserting a tube (tube thoracostomy) into the pleural cavity to allow suction evacuation of air and blood, which results in reexpansion of the lung. Persistent bleeding may necessitate thoracotomy (incision of Cheyne–Stokes breathing: from John Cheyne, British physician, 1777–1836; and the chest wall) for repair. Respiratory System © The McGraw−Hill Anatomy, Sixth Edition Body Companies, 2001 Chapter 17 Respiratory System 631 CLINICAL PRACTICUM 17. Why does this patient have worsening The patient was receiving appropriate treat- shortness of breath and left-sided chest ment and seemed to be doing well. How does this affect the other lung and come acutely short of breath and is having the heart? What do you see in the left stetrician to evaluate a newborn in respira- hemithorax? What congenital anomaly resulted in patient has no breath sounds on the left side this condition? Chapter Summary Introduction to the Respiratory System Conducting Passages (pp. The nose is supported by nasal bones and contains a passageway that connects the 1. Olfactory epithelium is associated with auditory tubes to the tympanic metabolic reactions that release energy the sense of smell, and the nasal cavity cavities, contains the pharyngeal are called cellular respiration. The paranasal sinuses are found in the (b) The oropharynx is the middle function, the respiratory membranes must maxillary, frontal, sphenoid, and ethmoid portion, extending from the soft be moist, thin-walled, highly vascular, bones. The functions of the respiratory system are lined with mucus-secreting goblet tonsils. Respiratory System © The McGraw−Hill Anatomy, Sixth Edition Body Companies, 2001 632 Unit 6 Maintenance of the Body 6. Quiet expiration is produced by relaxation cartilages that keep the passageway to the the mediastinum.

100mg allopurinol overnight delivery

Adams function buy allopurinol 100mg without a prescription gastritis y colitis nerviosa sintomas, blood pressure order allopurinol 100mg amex gastritis diet watermelon, and bone density at regular in- Chondrocalcinosis tervals [17, 18]. The deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CP- Radiological Findings PD) causes articular cartilage and fibrocartilage to be- come visible on radiographs. This is most likely to With the increased number of patients with primary hy- be identified on radiographs of the hand (triangular liga- perparathyroidism being diagnosed with asymptomatic ment), the knees (articular cartilage and menisci), and hypercalcemia, the majority (95%) of patients will have symphysis pubis. Affected joints, however, may be asymp- tify this early subperiosteal erosion is along the radial as- tomatic, and chondrocalcinosis noted radiographically pects of the middle phalanges of the index and middle might bring the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism to light fingers. Other sites may be involved including the distal in an asymptomatic patient. The combination of chon- phalanges (acro-osteolysis), the outer ends of the clavi- drocalcinosis in the symphysis pubis and nephrocalci- cle, the symphysis pubis, the sacroiliac joints, the proxi- nosis on an abdominal radiograph is diagnostic of hyper- mal medial cortex of the tibia, the proximal humeral parathyroidism. However, if no subperiosteal ero- ry disease, rather than occurring secondary to chronic re- sions are identified in the phalanges, they are unlikely to nal impairment. Subperiosteal erosions in sites other than the phalanges Brown Tumors (Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica) indicate more severe and long-standing hyperparathy- roidism, such as may be found secondary to chronic re- These are cystic lesions within bone in which there has nal impairment. Histologically, the cavities are filled with fibrous tissue and osteo- Intracortical Bone Resorption clasts, with necrosis and hemorrhagic liquefaction. Radiographically, brown tumors appear as low-density, Intracortical bone resorption results from increased os- multiloculated cysts that can occur in any skeletal site teoclastic activity in haversian canals. They are now rarely this causes linear translucencies within the cortex (corti- seen. This feature is not specific for hyper- parathyroidism, and can be found in other conditions in Osteosclerosis which bone turnover is increased (e. Osteosclerosis occurs uncommonly in primary hyper- parathyroidism but is a common feature of disease secondary to chronic renal impairment. In prima- ry disease, with normal renal function, it results from an exaggerated osteoblastic response following bone resorption. In secondary causes of hyperparathy- roidism, it results from excessive accumulation of poorly mineralized osteoid, which appears more dense radiographically than normal bone. In the vertebral bodies, the end plates are preferentially involved, giving bands of dense bones adjacent to the end plates with a central band of lower normal bone density. These alternating bands of normal and sclerot- ic bone give a stripped pattern described as a “rugger jersey” spine (Fig. Hyperparathy- Osteoporosis roidism: there are sub- periosteal erosions With excessive bone resorption, the bones may appear along the radial cortex reduced in density in some patients. This may particu- of the middle phalanges larly occur in postmenopausal women and the elderly, and of the terminal pha- langes of the second in whom bone resorption exceeds new bone formation, and third fingers with a net reduction in bone mass. Azotemic osteodystrophy: phosphate retention due to re- chronic renal insuffi- duced glomerular function associated with secondary hyper- ciency: bone sclerosis parathyroidism causes metastatic calcification in soft tissues of vertebral endplates around the left hip joint giving the appearance of a “rugger jersey” in the thoracic spine Hypoparathyroidism Etiology firmed by bone densitometry, which is an integral com- ponent in the evaluation of hyperparathyroidism. In Hypoparathyroidism can result from reduced or absent primary hyperparathyroidism, there is a pattern of parathyroid hormone production or from end-organ (kid- skeletal involvement that preferentially affects the cor- ney, bone or both) resistance. Bone mineral the parathyroid glands failing to develop, the glands be- density measurements made in sites in which cortical ing damaged or removed, the function of the glands be- bone predominates, e. The biochemical abnormality that creases after parathyroidectomy in primary hyper- results is hypocalcemia; this can clinically cause neuro- parathyroidism. Acquired hypoparathyroidism results either from sur- Metastatic Calcification gical removal of the parathyroid glands or from autoim- mune disorders. Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism hyperparathyroidism, unless there is associated reduced usually presents during childhood, is more common in glomerular function resulting in phosphate retention. It may be associated with latter results in an increase in the calcium phosphate pernicious anemia and Addison’s disease. There may be product, and as a consequence amorphous calcium phos- antibodies to a number of endocrine glands as part of a phate is precipitated in organs and soft tissues. At an early age epiphyseal dysplasia) and acquired (juvenile chronic of onset, the dentition is hypoplastic. Metastatic calcifica- arthritis, sickle-cell disease with infarction) conditions.

purchase allopurinol 300 mg with mastercard

If they no cardiac muscle 300mg allopurinol with visa gastritis loose stools, elevate blood pressure quality 100 mg allopurinol gastritis symptoms vs ulcer symptoms, longer consume alcohol, many individu- increase gastric acid secretion, and have a als recover from alcoholic pancreatitis to diuretic effect. If they continue to disabling conditions as well as generate drink, however, the prognosis is general- new symptoms. Headaches Reproductive System Problems that are not relieved by regular analgesics are a manifestation of withdrawal from Excessive alcohol use has been found to caffeine. Although caffeine abuse in itself lower the level of the male hormone is not usually disabling, it may aggravate testosterone, which, in turn, has been relat- preexisting conditions, such as ulcer dis- ed to decreased libido and, in some ease, hypertension, or cardiac arrhythmia. Excessive alcohol The availability of a large number of decaf- intake also increases the level of epineph- feinated products makes it possible to de- rine and other hormones. The 214 CHAPTER 7 CONDITIONS RELATED TO SUBSTANCE USE amount of dependence is proportional to and alprazolam (Xanax). Nicotine er doses to produce sleep, they are called consumed through smoking, chewing, or hypnotics. Sedatives are sometimes also snuffing tobacco is absorbed through the called minor tranquilizers or antianxiety mucous membranes or surfaces of the agents. Taken into the body, nicotine pro- scribed for treatment of a specific condi- duces initial stimulation, followed by se- tion or symptom or whether they have dation. Withdrawal effects of nicotine in- been obtained illegally, sedatives may be clude restlessness, irritability, and tension. Cancer of the lung or oral Individuals commonly abuse sedatives cavity and a variety of other lung diseases in combination with alcohol, and they have been linked to tobacco use. In addi- often abuse opiates and stimulants con- tion, tobacco use has been shown to currently. Commonly abused sedatives are aggravate other preexisting conditions, barbiturates (e. An early study reported that and chlorzepate dipotassium [Tranzene]), at least 50 percent of individuals recover- and other central nervous system depressants ing from surgery for a smoking-related (e. Some sedatives, ing shortly after they were discharged such as benzodiazepines, may have a (Burling, Stitzer, Bigelow, et al. If ceptable, pressure from various groups and individuals have become sedative depend- public awareness of the health hazards of ent on lower doses of the drug, withdraw- smoking have resulted in sanctions on al symptoms may consist only of irri- public smoking behavior. Treatment of tability, sleep disturbance, and generalized nicotine dependence varies widely, rang- anxiety. If, however, individuals became ing from the use of nicotine-containing dependent on higher doses, withdrawal gum to hypnosis to behavioral and group can be life-threatening. The success of most programs drawal, especially from barbiturates, can designed to stop tobacco use is directly result in acute psychosis and seizures. Therapeutic withdrawal from a sedative, like the therapeutic withdrawal from Sedatives alcohol, usually involves the administra- tion of a cross-tolerant drug to suppress Sedation implies calmness and tranquil- withdrawal symptoms with gradual taper- ity. The drug being with- pharmacologic action they produce, drawn determines the length of time namely, depression of the central nervous required for tapering. Examples of sedative drugs are 7 to 10 days is sufficient for detoxification. Many symptoms of withdrawal are flulike, Opioids although they may include anxiety, irri- tability, and restlessness. Because opioids (narcotic drugs such as Opiate substitution drugs are sometimes morphine, meperidine [Demerol], pro- used in treatment of opiate addiction and poxyphene [Darvon], oxycodone [Perco- may be used for either detoxification or dan], and codeine) are frequently maintenance. Methadone and another prescribed for pain, addiction can occur opiate-substitute, levomethadyl acetate, through regular prescription use. In oth- may be used to reduce the use of illicit opi- er instances, these medications are ates and the high-risk behaviors associat- obtained illegally. O’Connor, 2000), as well as to provide In addition to producing pain relief, medical assistance with withdrawal of opi- narcotics produce euphoria, sedation, and ates. At first, individu- drug dosage is gradually tapered during als may take illegal narcotics primarily for the withdrawal period.

purchase allopurinol 300mg visa

Physiological vertigo can precipitating factors are not well understood allopurinol 300 mg on-line diet gastritis erosif. Typical asso- result when there is discordant input from the three sys- ciated findings include fluctuating hearing loss and tinni- tems buy cheap allopurinol 100 mg on line gastritis symptoms worse night. Seasickness results from the unaccustomed repeti- tus (ringing in the ears). Episodes involve increased fluid tive motion of a ship (sensed via the vestibular system). Other motion sickness, and space sickness is associated with cases of peripheral vertigo may be caused by trauma (usu- multiple-input disturbances. Central positional vertigo ally unilateral) or by toxins or drugs (such as some antibi- can arise from lesions in cranial nerve VIII (as may be as- otics); this type is often bilateral. Its nystag- ripheral vertigo arises from disturbances in the vestibu- mus fatigues and can be reduced by visual fixation. The problem may be either unilateral tion sensitive and of finite duration, the condition usually or bilateral. Causes include trauma, physical defects in the involves a horizontal orientation. Central vertigo, usually labyrinthine system, and pathological syndromes such as less severe, shows a vertically oriented nystagmus without Ménière’s disease. As in the cochlea, aging produces con- latency and fatigability; it is not suppressed by visual fixa- siderable hair cell loss in the cristae and maculae of the tion and may be of long duration. Caloric stimulation can be used as an in- Treatment for vertigo, beyond that mentioned above, dicator of the degree of vestibular function. This is a severe not always effective and may delay the natural compensa- vertigo, with incidence increasing with age. Episodes ap- tion that can be aided by physical motion, such as walking pear rapidly and are limited in duration (from minutes to (unpleasant as that may be). They are usually brought on by assuming a particu- surgical intervention (labyrinthectomy, etc. BPPV is thought to be due to the presence of sory inputs involved in maintaining equilibrium. Some ac- canaliths, debris in the lumen of one of the semicircular tivities, such as underwater swimming, must be avoided canals. The offending particles are usually clumps of oto- by those with an impaired sense of orientation, since false conia (otoliths) that have been shed from the maculae of cues may lead to moving in inappropriate directions and the saccule and utricle, whose passages are connected to increase the risk of drowning. These clumps act as gravity-driven pistons in the canals, and their movement causes the en- References dolymph to flow, producing the sensation of rotary mo- Baloh RW. Because they are in the lowest position, the posterior Furman JM, Cass SP. Primary care: Benign paroxysmal po- canals are the most frequently affected. Recent studies have provided evidence for a fifth taste While the functional receptor categories are well de- modality, one that is called umami, or savoriness. Its recep- fined, it is much more difficult to determine what kind of tors are stimulated quite specifically by glutamate ions, stimulating chemical will produce a given taste sensation. Glutamate ions can and the intensity of the perception depends on the degree CHAPTER 4 Sensory Physiology 87 Microvilli Tight junction substances bind to specific G protein-coupled receptors Epithelium and activate phospholipase C to increase the cell concen- tration of inositol trisphosphate, which promotes calcium Taste pore release from the endoplasmic reticulum. Sweet substances also act through G protein-coupled receptors and cause in- creases in adenylyl cyclase activity, increasing cAMP, which, in turn, promotes the phosphorylation of membrane potassium channels. The resulting decrease in potassium conductance leads to depolarization. In the case of the umami taste, there is evidence of specific G protein-cou- pled receptors in the cell membranes of sensory taste cells. Compared with that of many other animals, the human sense of smell is not particularly acute. Nevertheless, we can distinguish 2,000 to 4,000 different odors that cover a wide range of chemical species.

8 of 10 - Review by I. Iomar
Votes: 349 votes
Total customer reviews: 349