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infectious diseases

Fire of St. Anthony - Herpes zoster

Generality " Fuoco di Sant'Antonio " is the popular name of the disease known as Herpes Zoster. It is an infectious disease caused by the reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox: the Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV). While chickenpox is typical of children, shingles electively affect adult and especially elderly people
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Amino acid metabolism

To talk about the twenty amino acids that make up protein and modified structures, at least twelve specialized metabolic pathways should be described. But why do cells use so many metabolic pathways that require energy (for example to regenerate the catalytic sites of enzymes), each with an enzymatic heritage, to catabolize amino acids
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Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Related articles: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Definition Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterized by: recurring thoughts, ideas, images or impulses ( obsession ) that trigger a state of anxiety compelling need ( compulsion ) to put in place something that can reduce that anxious state
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bowel health


Generality The term flatulence describes a condition characterized by an excessive synthesis of gas at the gastrointestinal level, accompanied by an abnormal emission of the same gases from the rectum. The causes at the origin of the phenomenon can be multiple. Often flatulence is caused by an increase in fermentative or putrefactive processes, consequent to qualitative and quantitative food errors
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Generality Chloroform - otherwise known as trichloromethane (CHCl 3 ) - is a molecule used in the past as a general inhalation anesthetic; this use was then abandoned due to its toxicity. Chloroform appears as a very volatile, colorless liquid with a rather characteristic sweet smell. History and uses Between 1830 and 1831, chloroform was synthesized by several researchers, including the American doctor Samule Guthrie, the German chemist JF von Liebig and the French scientist E
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Viscous and non-viscous fibers

Fibers: what are they? Dietary fibers are a heterogeneous group of molecules (for example, some complex glucides or lignin) composed of glycosidic bonds that cannot be hydrolysed (broken) by the human digestive enzymes of saliva, pancreatic juices and intestinal brush rim. Although all types of dietary fiber are commonly grouped under the univocal term "fibers", the specialists have defined more accurately TWO subgroups that distinguish them based on their chemical properties and the consequent metabolic effect they cover; these are the VISCOSE fibers and the NON VISCOSE fibers
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