The Pathophysiology of Tetanus

Written by Wong Lai Teng

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The toxin acts afterrepparttar incubation period (3-14) days) at several sites withinrepparttar 147799 central nervous system, including peripheral motor end plates, spinal cord, brain and sympathetic nervous system. The typical clinical manifestations of tetanus are caused when tetanus toxin interferes with release of neurotrasmitters, blocking inhibitor impulses.

Blockade of spinal inhibition is produced whenrepparttar 147800 toxin acts atrepparttar 147801 synapse of interneurons of inhibitory pathways and motor neurons. General muscle rigidity arises from uninhibited afferent stimuli enteringrepparttar 147802 central nervous system fromrepparttar 147803 periphery. The effect ofrepparttar 147804 toxin onrepparttar 147805 brain is controversial; direct inoculation can cause seizures.

One ofrepparttar 147806 many complications from tetanus is respiratory failure secondary to spasms, obstruction by secretions, exhaustion and pulmonary aspiration. Cardiovascular complications thought to be due to hyperactivity ofrepparttar 147807 sympathetic nervous system include tachycardia, with heart rates over 180 beats per minute, severe vasoconstriction and hypertension. Autonomic dysfunction is seen as increased basal sympathetic activity and episodes of sympathetic over activity. (SOA).

ROSEMARY FLOWER CANDIES (Rosemarinus Officinalis)

Written by Simon Mitchell

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One word of warning though - excessive use of Rosemary taken internally can cause fatal poisoning, but that is no reason not samplerepparttar delicious and invigorating herbal tea or eat a few ofrepparttar 147763 flowers. Likerepparttar 147764 raw flowers, Rosemary sugar candies are a tiny taste explosion and quite delicious. Preserving them in sugar helps to extendrepparttar 147765 amount of time you can experience this uplifting Epicurean event. First of all find a plant with flowers. It often flowers twice a year so this should not be too difficult. You can either pickrepparttar 147766 whole flower fromrepparttar 147767 plant, or set up some arrangement that catches them as they fall naturally. In a warm place, such as a sunlit windowsill above a radiator, droprepparttar 147768 flowers onto dried (even warmed) white sugar. Make surerepparttar 147769 receptacle is open enough that moisture can evaporate fromrepparttar 147770 flowers intorepparttar 147771 sugar and then intorepparttar 147772 atmosphere. Also make sure that no moisture gets to this mixture at any point asrepparttar 147773 sugar will 'clump' andrepparttar 147774 flowers will start to rot, spoilingrepparttar 147775 taste. Shakerepparttar 147776 mixture now and then to aidrepparttar 147777 process. When thoroughly dry, sealrepparttar 147778 sugar/flower mixture into a moisture-proof receptacle and every now and then - treat yourself !

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