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Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?
Scrapie is infectious and incurable. Recent studies suggest prions may be spread through urine and persist in the environment for decades. Scrapie occurs in Europe and North America, but to date, Australia and New Zealand (both major sheep-producing countries) are scrapie-free.
Which of these names does NOT refer to syphilis?
Colloquial names of syphilis in European countries reflected the path of its spread through the continent. In Italy it was named French disease. In France it used to be called Italian or English disease, in the Netherlands a Spanish disease, German one in Poland and Lithuania, and Polish in Russian Muscovy. It never got named American one, despite the dominant hypothesis of its origin.
What is the name of an organic chemical compound used to treat alcoholism?
Disulfiram (sold under the trade names Antabuse and Antabus) is a drug used to support the treatment of chronic alcoholism by producing an acute sensitivity to ethanol (drinking alcohol).
What is the Zika virus (ZIKV) named after?
Zika virus (ZIKV) is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes. Its name comes from the Ziika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947. Zika virus is related to the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. From 2007 to 2016, the virus spread eastward, across the Pacific Ocean to the Americas, leading to the 2015–16 Zika virus epidemic.
The increase in intermediate bilirubin occurs in jaundice:
in all of the above
Jaundice, also known as icterus, is a yellowish or greenish pigmentation of the skin and whites of the eyes due to high bilirubin levels.
People with Cushing's syndrome have high levels of ...
Cushing's syndrome is caused by either excessive cortisol-like medication such as prednisone or a tumor that either produces or results in the production of excessive cortisol by the adrenal glands. About two to three people per million are affected each year. It most commonly affects people who are 20 to 50 years of age.Women are affected three times more often than men.
The characteristic appearance of a person from a photo is a symptom of ...
Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age. Those born with progeria typically live to their mid-teens to early twenties. It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation, and is rarely inherited as carriers usually do not live to reproduce.
If you were to suffer from kyphosis, your back would be...
Kyphosis is the pathological curving of the spine, where parts of the spinal column lose some or all of their lordotic profile. This causes a bowing of the back, seen as a slouching posture. It can be called roundback or Kelso's hunchback.
What is misandry?
an excessive amorousness
a kind of venereal disease
the hatred of women
the hatred of men
Misandry is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys. It is parallel in form to misogyny, and either "misandrous" or "misandristic" can be used as the adjective forms of the word.
Why did people from southern Asia commonly suffer from beriberi sickness in late 1800s?
eating toxic sea algae
drinking dirty water
eating mostly white rice
Beriberi is a sickness caused by extreme deficiency of vitamin B1, thiamine. White rice is generally a poor source of vitamins, and completely lacks thiamine. The sickness became common in Asia in 1800s with the increased processing of rice.