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Biochemical Laboratory Tests

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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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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Glucometer

What Is A Glucometer ? A glucometer is a medical device which measures the concentration of sugar (glucose) in human blood. A glucometer is an equipment for home blood glucose monitoring (HBGM) by people with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Glucometer provides rapid results, allowing the diabetic patient …

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24 Hour Urine Protein

Introduction Protein is not normally found in the urine. Elevated level of protein in the urine (proteinuria) can be detected in the majority of kidney diseases, with the increasing amounts of protein in the urine reflecting increasing kidney damage. Definition 24-hour urine protein measures the amount of protein excreted in …

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