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Botox, also called botulinum toxin Type A, is a neurotoxin and protein that is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The Botulinum toxin can cause a condition known as botulism, which is a sometimes fatal paralytic illness that starts with the paralysis of the facial muscle. Botox is now commonly used in the cosmetic industry to erase wrinkles and delay signs of aging. It is also used as a medication to treat a variety of conditions such as incontinence, severe migraine, joint stiffness, strabismus, blepharospasm and severe sweating.
Ibuprofen is a anti-inflammatory drug that is commonly available over the counter for the relief of pain, fever and inflammation. The drug is derived from propanoic acid and it was discovered in the 1960′s by Andrew Dunlop and colleagues, who worked for the research arm of a pharmaceutical company in the UK. Originally the drug required a prescription, but after showing to be relatively safe and well tolerated it was permitted for sale over the counter. Let’s find out how this medicine relieves pain, inflammation and fever in the human body.
Dropbox is an internet based cloud storage system. The service provides users with the ability to upload files, such as documents, music, pictures, and movies, from a computer or smartphone onto the Dropbox server for safe keeping and easy access. You are able to access these files from anywhere in the world and share them with only those people that you choose to. The Dropbox service is free with limited storage capacity and extra capacity is available for a monthly fee.
Antacids are a type of medication that is taken to relieve the symptoms of heartburn or acid indigestion. The most common form of tablet antacids are taken after being dissolved in water. However, ready-to-drink liquid preparations are also popular. Some of the best known brands of antacids are Alka-Seltzer, Maalox, Gaviscon, Rolaids, Tums and Mylanta. The formula for each brand of antacid can vary, but calcium carbonate, milk of magnesia, aluminium hydroxide, sodium bicarbonate are commonly used. Continue reading if you want to know how antacids help to relieve heartburn, reflux and acid indigestion.
A fluorescent light consists of long tubular globes and a light fixture. Fluorescent tubes have capped ends with two external pins. They are coated inside with phosphorus and filled with argon gas and a small amount of mercury. They are more energy efficient that normal incandescent globes and are often used in places where bright light is required. Office buildings and schools often use Fluorescent lighting for these reasons and many people install fluorescent lighting on their porch, in their garages or in their kitchens to provide strong lighting for those areas. Fluorescent lights work in a different way to the standard incandescent bulb. Read this article to learn more about how they work.
Dental or orthodontic braces are attached to a person’s teeth to correct dental issues in both children and adults. They can be used to straighten teeth and ensure a brilliant smile. They can also be used to align teeth and the jaw to assist with other functions such as chewing and speaking. They come in a variety of different types and styles, but all essentially have the same functions. So, how do dental braces transform those crooked teeth into an award winning smile? Read on to find out.
The simple scientific explanation of an enzyme is a substance produced by living organism that acts as a catalyst to start or bring about a biochemical reaction. Enzymes essentially have the job of speeding up chemical reactions in the body. This helps the cells in the body to complete tasks more quickly and conserve energy. Most enzymes are the catalyst for digestive processes and breathing but others also play a role in blood clotting, wound healing, production and regulation of hormones and immune responses.
A plasma cutter is a tool that is used to cut hard metals such as steel into precise, clean pieces. It has been in use since World War II and is an extremely efficient metal working tool. Most plasma cutters that are used in factories are operated mechanically, but hand held devices are available. Plasma cutters are able to create relatively clean, slag free cuts in metal and are often programmed to cut out repeated designs in large factories. Plasma cutters are often used to cut thinner plates of metal due to the angle of the arch created. These tools often resemble welders in design as the first plasma cutter was developed from a welder.
Smoke detectors, also called smoke alarms, are small appliances that are installed in commercial and residential buildings to warn inhabitants of fire. As their name suggests they are triggered by smoke. They come in a variety of different types with some being battery powered while others are wired into the buildings electric system. Most commercial and mass residential smoke detectors trigger a fire system which alerts the local fire authorities of a potential fire. Household smoke alarms issue a loud auditory alarm or a visual alarm to warn occupants of the potential danger.
An electric generator is a piece of equipment that is designed to covert mechanical energy into electrical energy. Mechanical energy is the motion or movement of an object or machine. An electric generator does not create the electricity but simply forces the mechanical energy to flow through an external electrical circuit. Power stations use fuels such as gas, coal, oil or water and wind to drive large turbines to create mechanical energy. The steam created by burning fossil fuels is channeled to turn the turbines. Both water and wind are used directly to spin the turbines. These turbines are connected to electric generators which convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy by forcing it into a power grid. How do electric generators do this? Read on to find out.