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Renal Tubular Acidosis Definition Renal tubular acidosis refers to various disorders that cause an individual's blood to become too acidic. This is normally caused by the impairment of the body's [...]
Insulin FIELDS OF STUDY Medicine; Pharmacology; Endocrinology; Physiology ABSTRACT Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin regulates blood glucose or blood sugar levels in the body of humans [...]
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a specialized type of psychotherapy developed by family therapist Richard Schwartz. It divides the mind into the Self and a number of subpersonalities or parts. The Self is present in everyone, and contains the true essence of a person. Exiles are parts of the mind that have experienced trauma, and cause the patient to experience negative emotions. Managers are parts of the mind that work to maintain feelings of control, and to keep exiles isolated. Firefighters are parts of the mind that work to mitigate the impact of Exiles. Therapists using IFS therapy work to heal Exiles and increase the power of the Self.
Family psychotherapy and Self-destructive behavior
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a type of intervention therapy. Therapeutic interventions gather the family and friends of individuals who exhibit self-destructive behavior, and together, these individuals convince the patient to get help. FFT involves numerous intervention encounters that examine and develop relationships between the patient and his or her family.
The Universal Service Fund (USF) is an assistance program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is responsible for regulating and maintaining communication across the United States. This includes breaking monopolies and ensuring that the national telecommunication network is developed across the country.
A state of emergency is declared when a significant threat to the wellbeing of the American people is noted by the government. Federal states of emergency are declared by the president of the United States. They significantly increase the power of the executive branch of government, reducing the checks and balances that traditionally limit its actions. When a state of emergency is declared, the president may use the power of the federal government to provide states with various forms of assistance. These include personnel, logistics, funds, and the use of national emergency response protocols. However, the president may also commandeer labor, vehicles, and other private resources as necessary.
Pig farming is an agricultural activity that involves raising large numbers of pigs. Once the pigs reach an appropriate age and weight, the animals are sold for processing and slaughter. In the past, farmers raised pigs because they were hardy animals that provided a great deal of meat after butchering. Immigrants introduced pigs to North America, where wild pigs grew into established populations of boars.
The Chesapeake colonies were comprised of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Province of Maryland. Both were formed with charters granted by the ruling monarch of England to try to secure the riches that colonization had brought Spain and Portugal. Virginia was founded first and was the first successful English settlement in the New World. Maryland was founded later as a refuge for Catholics facing religious persecution in Protestant England.
Bran Castle is a large castle built on the historic Transylvania border in Romania. It was constructed upon the ruins of a former Teutonic fort. The large fortification took more than a decade to complete during the fourteenth century. It was intended to serve as a customs point for goods entering and leaving Transylvania. However, the structure also served as a fortification to protect Transylvania from the Ottoman Empire.
Anti-federalism was a movement by Americans who were opposed to the development of a powerful federal government. Following the end of the Revolutionary War, Americans had escaped the rule of the powerful British government. Many anti-federalists worried that if the American government grew too powerful, the states would be exchanging the rule of one tyrannical government for another.
Psychoactive drugs are chemicals that affect the mental state of individuals who ingest them. Different drugs cause various effects in users. Humans have harvested, created, and used psychoactive drugs for thousands of years. Some drugs are more dangerous than others. Many are controlled or illegal.
Meat substitutes, Meat byproducts, and Restructured foods
Plant-based meat is an alternative to genuine meat that is created for people who choose not to eat meat. It was first developed by the inventor John Harvey Kellogg but did not become popular with consumers until the end of the twentieth century. Though early plant-based meat did not taste like genuine meat, modern attempts have produced replications of beef patties, chicken, and other foods that taste and look like animal products. In most cases, plant-based meat derives its protein from beans, soy, or pea extract.
Therapeutic use of bacteriophages, Antibiotics, and Physiological effects of antibiotics
Phage therapy is a treatment for bacterial infections in humans and animals. Though it has been proposed and periodically used for many years, the treatment is still considered uncommon. Phage therapy utilizes bacteriophages to kill bacteria. Bacteriophages are specific types of viruses that exclusively replicate within bacterial cells. This process typically kills bacterial cells.
Heavy metal toxicology, Symptoms, and Chelation therapy
Metal toxicity is a condition categorized by an excess of metals in the bloodstream or tissue. The condition can be caused by a variety of circumstances, all involving the exposure and accumulation of metals in the body. Individuals suffering from metal toxicity may ingest extra heavy metals, inhale metal dust, eat animals contaminated with excess metals, or work in an unsafe industrial environment.
Hemp, Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic use of chemicals
Hemp oil, also called CBD oil or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound harvested from the hemp plant. The hemp plant is a cannabis plant related to marijuana plants. However, unlike marijuana plants, hemp plants contain little or no psychoactive compounds. Throughout history, they have been used to create textiles and for food.
Hydrotherapy and Aquatic exercises -- Therapeutic use
Aquatic therapy is the process of immersing patients in water during physical therapy. Immersion can provide many benefits to individuals who are healing from injuries. Hydrostatic pressure, the pressure resulting from water pushing down on the body, can help reduce chronic pain, increase circulation, and strengthen the respiratory system. The body’s buoyancy in water can also reduce strain on injured or weakened limbs during exercise, allowing individuals to practice mobility in a reduced-stress environment.
Queerbaiting refers to the process of carefully insinuating that a fictional character may be LGBTQ but intentionally avoiding confirming it. Many LGBTQ people accuse the media of queerbaiting to attract LBGTQ viewers, keeping them interested in storylines with characters designed to appeal to them, while avoiding angering viewers who might be uncomfortable with LGBTQ people.
Banking industry, Application program interfaces, and Monetary policy
Open banking involves the consensual sharing of consumer banking information with third parties who use the data to sell services to consumers. In its early days, open banking users provided their bank login information to an application to receive financial analysis. However, modern open banking utilizes the bank’s application programming interface (API), which gives third parties direct access to more information, such as consumers’ financial history, to ensure the accuracy of their analysis.
General American English is a variation of the English language. Throughout its history, English has substantially changed as a language. It has formed various dialects and pronunciations, many of which were the result of influence from another language or region. However, practitioners of General American English actively attempt to remove any regional dialect from their speech. They work to sound neutral, regardless of where their messages are heard.