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ACE inhibitors and their role in diabetes

January 24, 2011

ACE stands for “Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme”. ACE Inhibitors are a group of medicines used for the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failures, preventing strokes and for preventing kidney damage in people with diabetes or hypertension. Diabetes and hypertension go hand in hand. One can find that a person having diabetes also has hypertension. Hypertension...
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Advantages of Hydroponics

January 24, 2011

Introduction: The term Hydroponics has a Greek origin. “Hydro” refers to ‘water’ and “ponos” refers to labour. This is a method of growing the plants without soil by using the mixture of mineral and nutrient solutions dissolved in water. The terrestrial plants are grown with their roots submerged in the mineral nutrient solution. This...
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Information about Acid indigestion

January 24, 2011

Acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest. The pain often arises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat or jaw. It can be caused by acid irritating the stomach lining. Acid indigestion happens not only because of too much acid, but also because there is less protection from the...
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Information about ACE inhibitors

January 24, 2011

`ACE stands for “Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme”. Angiotensin-II, is a chemical that causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract, thereby narrowing the vessels. Narrowing of the vessels increases the pressure causing hypertension.  Angiotensin-II is formed from Angiotensin-I in the blood by  Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme. ACE inhibitors are medicines that block the conversion of angiotensin -I to...
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Learn all about HIV virus

January 24, 2011

Introduction: HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus ) is a virus that belongs to the lentivirus family. It has the ability to replicate in the host cell and has a long incubation period and long duration illness. This virus causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) by attacking the immune system and making the person vulnerable to...
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