Exercise: Type, Extent, Merits and Demerits

Exercise is a physical activity which helps an individual for maintaining is ideal weight and to remain in good health. Depending on age and overall physical condition, exercise plays a very important role in the management program of diabetes. There are several good reasons why regular physical activity may be helpful. They are as follows:

Amniotic Fluid Analysis

What is an amniotic fluid?

The fluid surrounding the fetus in the amniotic sac is Amniotic fluid. It is derived from maternal plasma in early pregnancy. The fluid volume increases as the baby grows in size.

Biomaterials in medicine

What are biomaterials?

Biomaterials are the basis for the construction of all artificial organs, whether they are constructed from totally synthetic materials or fabricated from specially treated natural tissues. The term biomaterials was defined as

“Any substance or combination of substances, synthetic or natural in origin, which can be used for any period of time as whole or a part of system which treats, augments or replaces any tissue, organ or function of the body.”

Pentosuria

What is pentosuria?

Excretion of pentoses in urine is called pentosuria. The presence of pentose in urine was first described by Salkowski and Jastrowitz in 1892. This condition appears to be harmless to health. It is found exclusively in Jews and causes no decrease in life expectancy.

Fructosuria

Definition of Fructosuria

Excretion of fructose in urine is called as Fructosuria.


Dietary sources

1. Fruit juices and honey
2. Table sugar or sucrose


Biomedical importance

1. Fructose is easily metabolized and is a good source of energy.
2. Seminal fluid is rich in fructose.
3. Excess dietary fructose is harmful and lead to increased synthesis of triglycerides.


Donate your Eyes to help someone see

Why should we donate our eyes?


There are currently an estimated 15 million blind people in our country. Of these about 6.8 million suffer from corneal blindness with vision less than 6/60 in at least one eye. If the present trend continues, it is expected that the number of corneal blind individuals in India will increase to 8.4 million in 2010 and 10.6 million by 2020.

 
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