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Biaxin
...  by a Japanese drug company known as Taisho Pharmaceutical. It had come about in the effort to develop a variant of the antibiotic erythromycin which would not lead to acid instability in the digestive tract, causing side effects such as nausea and stomach aches. The company that invented it had filed for patent protection in 1980 and had only gone generic in Europe in 2004 and America in  ...

Crohn’s Disease
...  in excessive fluidity in one’s stool. Abdominal pain and cramping – this is because portions of your bowel swell due to the inflammation, making the movement of food through your digestive tract more labored, resulting in the pain. Blood in the stool – because the tissue is inflamed and the food that is going through your digestive tract is labored, this may cause the  ...

Angioedema
...  their immune systems such as lupus, leukemia and lymphoma are at risk. A hereditary form of angioedema has different causes, treatments and complications. Hereditary angioedema can occur within the digestive tract as well as in other internal organs. With hereditary angioedema, severe pain normally accompanies the swelling and the swelling may even occur in the limbs and genitals of the  ...

Kaposis Sarcoma
...  sometimes look lumps or red blotches. Besides the presence of the colored, painful patches, no other symptoms will be manifested. KS may eventually develop and spread to either or both the lungs and digestive tract. This is when KS becomes life-threatening since there will be an alteration in normal breathing and internal bleeding could also occur. Kaposi’s Sarcoma is a slow developing  ...

Smooth Muscle
...  muscles have several important functions. The most important is the ability to compress, contract or extend ducts, organs, tubes and sacs. As such, smooth muscles are found primarily in the heart, digestive tract and the stomach. The stomach contains the circular smooth layer inside and the longitudinal smooth layer outside. These two layers help in the proper digestion and metabolism of  ...


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