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cereals and derivatives


Generality What are cereals? The term cereals refers to a group of herbaceous plants belonging to the Gramineae family (or Poaceae), from whose fruit (or caryopsis) the edible parts are obtained, that is: Endosperm (rich in starch) Germ (rich in "good" fats) Bran (rich in dietary fiber). Starting from the endosperm, the germ and the bran (together or separately), the food industry produces a series of foods and ingredients of the highest nutritional value
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heart health

Symptoms Interatrial defect

Related articles: Interatrial defect Definition The interatrial defect is a congenital cardiac malformation (present from birth) that concerns the membrane interposed between the right and left atrium. In fact, various types of defects can be distinguished, but the two most common are the ostium secundum and the patent foramen ovale
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Tasermity - sevelamer hydrochloride

What is Tasermity - sevelamer hydrochloride and what is it used for? Tasermity is indicated for the control of hyperphosphataemia (increase in the rate of phosphate in the blood) in adult patients undergoing dialysis (a blood clearance technique). It can be used in patients undergoing hemodialysis (dialysis using a blood filtering machine) or peritoneal dialysis (the liquid is pumped into the abdomen and an internal membrane filters the blood)
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herbalist's shop

Vinca in Herbalist: Property of Vinca

Scientific name Vinca rosea , sin. Catharanthus roseus Family Apocynaceae Origin Tropical Africa, Madagascar Used Parts Drug consisting of the aerial parts of the plant or the entire plant Chemical constituents Alkaloids (vincristine, vinblastine, vindoline, vindesina, catharantina). Vinca in Herbalist: Property of Vinca Vinca is a plant that is not used as such in phytotherapy, but from which important active ingredients are used, used in the oncology field as powerful anticancer agents, particularly in leukemic chemotherapy
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woman's health


What is the telarca? The telarca, popularly known as the mammary button , represents the unilateral or bilateral development of the mammary glands: it is a physiological condition when it occurs in girls aged between 10 and 11 years. When the telarca occurs during early childhood, we speak of a premature telarca: the girls show a discrete enlargement of the breast already at the age of two - three years, a phenomenon which, however, is not associated either with the development of the nipples or with the hyperpigmentation of the areola of the same
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genetic diseases

Symptoms Marfan syndrome

Related articles: Marfan syndrome Definition Marfan syndrome is a systemic disease characterized by an abnormality of connective tissue, which causes cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, ocular and pulmonary changes. This disease is generally transmitted in an autosomal dominant manner (ie the parent affected by the disease has a 50% chance of transmitting Marfan syndrome to each of their children), but sporadic forms have also been described
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