Assay definition - MedicineNet - Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors Assay: An assay is an analysis done to determine: The presence of a substance and the amount of that substance. Thus, an assay may be done for example to determine the level of thyroid hormones in the blood of a person suspected of being hypothyroid (or hyperthyroid).The biological or pharmacological potency of a drug.
Section of Rheumatology - Internal Medicine - LSUHSC School of Medicine Welcome! You have arrived at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Section of Rheumatology website. We are glad you are here! Our goal is the thorough understanding and treatment of disease, which is why we prioritize rheumatologic and autoimmune research as well as highly individualized patient care. The Importance of Knowing What the Doctor Is Talking About How often have you left a doctor’s office wondering just what you were told about your health, or what exactly you were supposed to be doing to relieve or prevent a problem? If you are a typical patient, you remember less than half of what your doctor tries to explain. Whether you left school at 16 or have a doctorate; whether your annual income is in four figures or six; whether you are black, white, Hispanic, Asian or American Indian, chances are there have been many medical encounters that left you with less than optimal understanding about how you can improve or protect your health. National studies have found that “health literacy” is remarkably low, with more than 90 million Americans unable to adequately understand basic health information. The studies show that this obstacle “affects people of all ages, races, income and education levels,” Dr.
Ban doctors who can't speak English The doctor gave him an injection and dialled 999 for an ambulance but the call took 10 minutes as he struggled to make himself clear. Mr Kiese died before reaching hospital. Dr Knapman delivered a verdict of misadventure and said the 999 call took "rather longer than would be expected, mostly due to the linguistic difficulties of the doctor being understood". Dr Knapman said that Dr Delvigne had problems with the nuances of the language, including using the word "sleeping" to describe being unconscious.
Paraphrasing techniques - OWLL - Massey University This page describes specific techniques you can use to put information from outside sources into your own words. Embed the author's name Begin restating the information by putting the author's name in the sentence: America's Blood Centers Blood is the red fluid that circulates in our blood vessels, i.e.veins and arteries. The main function of blood is to act as the body’s transport system, but it also has a major role in the body’s defense against infection. There is no substitute for blood. It cannot be made or manufactured. Donors are the only source of blood for patients who need it. Nearly half the volume of blood consists of cells, which include red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Thyroid Disorders: Learn About Symptoms and Treatment Thyroid Disease Thyroid Disease Symptoms and Signs Thyroid disease is a common problem that can cause symptoms because of over- or under-function of the thyroid gland. Medical Idioms We all get sick from time to time, so it is a good idea to learn some idioms that you may hear on a visit to the doctors or in general conversation; or you may find the idioms useful to use yourself. Below are some medical idioms along with some example sentences of their use. Can you match them to their meanings? When you are finished, see if you can write some sentences which include the idioms and share them with us. Lesson by Caroline 1.
Mixed Conditionals An Upper-Intermediate lesson on mixed conditionals A conditional consist of two clauses: the condition or if-clause and the main or result clause. Depending on the meaning we try to convey we have many different conditionals at our exposal to express ourselves clearly. We are going to look at two mixed conditionals that express unreal situations. Skin Allergy Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management Skin Allergy Overview Irritated skin can be caused by a variety of factors. These include immune system disorders, medications and infections. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response, then it is an allergic skin condition. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Eczema is the most common skin condition, especially in children. It affects one in five infants but only around one in fifty adults.
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