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Copaxone (Active Ingredient, Conditions Treated, Generic Alternatives, Side Effects)

Copaxone (Active Ingredient, Conditions Treated, Generic Alternatives, Side Effects)
What is Copaxone? Copaxone® is the trade name of a prescription drug containing glatiramer as the active component. Glatiramer is a drug used in the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis(MS), it is classified as an immunomodulating agent meaning it aids in modifying the manner in which the immune system works in multiple sclerosis patients. Copaxone® is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Copaxone® is available as a pre-filled syringe solution for injection and is available in pack size of 12 x 1ml Pre-filled syringes. Active Ingredient Glatiramer is the active component of a the drug called Copaxone®, it is used in the treatment of MS, it’s actual mechanism by which it works is unknown however it is believed to work by modifying the body’s immune system which is known to be the cause (pathogenesis) of MS. MS inflammation in the spinal cord and brain is thought to be caused by defects in the body’s immune system. Gl ...

What Is Cancer and Why Does It Want to Kill Me?

What Is Cancer and Why Does It Want to Kill Me?
Cancer (from the Greek word, “karkinos,” crab) was originally named by the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates. No one quite knows why, since he thought cancer was the result of too much black bile. Perhaps because of its hardness, like the shell of a crab. In the 3rd Century, Galen described how its extensions were like the legs of a crab, going out in all directions. Another Hippocratic term, “onkos” (mass), has survived to label cancer specialists “oncologists.” The reason this introduction is helpful is because cancer, as a disease, is based primarily on classification. Regardless, it is tissue which has unchecked cell growth, either by uncontrolled cell division or by refusal of cells to die. It is thought to be caused by genetic mutations in a cell which eliminates these constraints.   What are the different kinds of cancer? Carcinoma—among others, there are: Squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma—skin, and Adenom ...

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