Antiflatulence Agents

"Gas" is a common but relatively vague GI complaint, used in reference not only to flatulence and eructation, but also bloating or fullness. Although few if any symptoms can be directly attributable to excessive intestinal gas, over-the-counter and herbal preparations that are touted as antiflatulent are very popular. One of these is simethicone, a mixture of siloxane polymers stabilized with silicon dioxide.

For a complete Bibliographical listing see Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th ed., or Goodman & Gilman Online at www.accessmedicine.com.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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