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Hormone And Menstrual Cycle

Introduction A hormone is a chemical released by a cell, gland or an organ in the body that affects cells in other parts of the body. The terms “menstruation” and “menses” are derived from mensis in Latin, which means month. In humans, the menstrual cycle occurs monthly, with an average …

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Heroin and Morphine

What is Heroin and Morphine? Heroin and morphine are drugs from the opiate group. Morphineis an alkaloidderived from thepoppyplant, Papaver somniferum Morphine is commonly used as an analgesic drug to relieve pain. Heroin is also known as diamorphine. Heroin is a synthetic drug produced by adding two groups of acetyl …

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Fertility Hormone

Definition of Infertility Infertility is defined as not being able to become pregnant after at least one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility is a medical condition that is found in men and women. Several factors may cause infertility in female and male as listed below: Female Factor Ovulation dysfunction …

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Donate Your Baby’s Cord Blood

What is Cord Blood? Cord blood is the blood that circulates from the baby to the placenta through the umbilical cord. It is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells, which is believed to have the ability to treat blood-related cancers, immune system and genetic disorders. Therefore, cord blood can …

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Creatinine Clearance Test

Definition Creatinine is a metabolic product of creatine and phosphocreatine, which are found in muscle and daily production is relatively constant. A small amount creatinine is derived from meat in the diet. Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. The kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and …

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Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS)

What are Amphetamine Type Stimulants? Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS) are synthetic drugs that are created by processing chemical ingredients. They refer to a group of drugs that have a common phenethylamine structural backbone and include drugs such as amphetamine, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) and 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). ATS come in several varieties …

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