Paracetamol

Introduction Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a widely used anti-pyrexic and analgesic, with similar efficacy in these areas to aspirin, however, unlike aspirin and NSAIDs it has virtually no anti-inflammatory properties. It is the first analgesic...

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Parathyroid Glands

Introduction  The parathyroid glands control the level of calcium and phosphates in the blood. Phosphate levels can vary up to 2-3x the normal level without causing major problems Calcium levels have to be much...

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Parkinson’s Disease

Summary Epidemiology Mean age of onset between 45-60 Prevalence is 0.5-1% of the over 60’s in the UK 2nd most common neurodegenerative disease (after Alzheimer’s) Aetiology Parkinsonism is most commonly caused by ideopathic Parkinson’s...

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