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Anorexic - Apomorphine

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Anorexic to Apomorphine. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Anorexic
    People who are anorexic may exercise compulsively and obsess over their weight. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at anorexia, including signs of this eating disorder, possible causes, and treatment options.
  • Ansaid
    Ansaid is a prescription medicine used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page lists some symptoms that Ansaid relieves (such as pain, fever, and stiffness) and discusses the drug's side effects and strengths.
  • Antacids
    Antacids are drugs that can quickly reduce heartburn symptoms by increasing the pH balance in your stomach. This eMedTV Web page describes the four different types of antacids and includes information on how they work and who should take them.
  • Antara
    Antara is a prescription drug commonly used to help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article describes these uses in detail and also provides information on the drug's effects, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Anthrax (Health Channel Home)
    Anthrax is a serious disease affecting animals and humans, which is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. This eMedTV resource discusses anthrax, its causes, its symptoms, how it's transmitted, and how it's treated.
  • Anthrax (Overview Article)
    More common in animals than humans, anthrax is a serious disease caused by the Bacillus anthracis bacterium. This eMedTV article offers an overview of anthrax, offering information about transmission, symptoms, and diagnosis of the disease.
  • Anthrax Vaccine
    As this eMedTV resource explains, the anthrax vaccine is not recommended for general use -- anthrax is rare, and side effects are possible with the vaccine. This article also discusses who should receive the vaccine.
  • Antibiotics (Health Channel Home)
    Antibiotics are used to treat a number of bacterial illnesses ranging from pneumonia to acne. This part of the eMedTV library discusses the Antibiotic Health Channel by eMedTV, including a number of specific antibiotics
  • Antibiotics (Overview Article)
    Alcohol may increase the risk of drug interactions when taken with certain antibiotics. This eMedTV page talks about combining alcohol and antibiotics, explaining why it is generally recommended that you avoid alcohol while using these medications.
  • Antidepressants
    Antidepressants are medications that are most commonly used for treating depression. This eMedTV article lists various types of antidepressants, explains how they work, and offers general information on what you should know before using these drugs.
  • Antipsychotics
    Antipsychotics are prescription drugs used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of these medications, including information on the research comparing older drugs to newer ones.
  • Antivert
    Antivert is an antihistamine approved for treating vertigo and treating and preventing motion sickness. This eMedTV Web segment discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and describes some general dosing guidelines.
  • Antiviral Drugs
    Antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu, can be used to prevent the flu. As this eMedTV page explains, these medications can also reduce the duration of flu symptoms. This article discusses antiviral medications, including uses, side effects, and precautions.
  • Anturol
    Anturol is a prescription gel applied on the skin to help treat symptoms of an overactive bladder. This eMedTV resource presents an in-depth overview of this medicine, including how it works, how to use it, potential side effects, and more.
  • Anxiety (Health Channel Home)
    Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Anxiety disorders, however, cause people to feel overwhelmingly anxious all the time. As this eMedTV page explains, there is no cure for this type of anxiety, but drugs and therapy can help manage symptoms.
  • Anxiety (Overview Article)
    Anxiety is a normal emotion that people may feel occasionally. As this eMedTV article explains, however, excessive worry and fear that is chronic, unremitting, and grows progressively worse is a sign of a more serious condition.
  • Anxiety Disorder
    An anxiety disorder is an illness that fills a person's life with overpowering apprehension and fear. This eMedTV Web page offers vital information on this condition, including the different types of disorders, as well as causes and treatment options.
  • Anzemet
    Anzemet is a medicine that is prescribed for nausea and vomiting caused by surgery and chemotherapy. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of this drug, including its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
  • Aortic Regurgitation
    In aortic valve regurgitation, the aortic valve does not close properly, causing blood to flow backward. This eMedTV article points out that most cases are mild. In severe cases, surgery may be required. Treatment options are also discussed.
  • Aortic Stenosis
    Aortic stenosis is a condition that is characterized by a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart. This eMedTV offers an overview of this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
    In an aortic valve replacement, the aortic valve is replaced with a manmade valve or a valve from an animal. This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at what this procedure entails and discusses possible complications.
  • ApexiCon E Cream
    As a type of steroid, ApexiCon E Cream can relieve symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and other skin problems. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this topical medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Apidra
    Apidra is a fast-acting insulin that controls blood sugar levels after meals in people with diabetes. This eMedTV page describes how to administer the medication, lists side effects, and discusses how the drug can help treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
  • Aplenzin
    Aplenzin is a long-acting medication prescribed for the treatment of depression. This section of the eMedTV Web site provides a complete overview of this antidepressant, including details on how it works, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
  • Apokyn
    Apokyn is a dopamine agonist that helps relieve certain symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This page of the eMedTV Web site further describes this prescription medication and its uses, as well as dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
  • Apomorphine
    Apomorphine is a medication prescribed to treat "off" episodes of Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV Web resource takes an in-depth look at the drug, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, possible side effects, and more.
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