Answer: Large venous air embolisms (centimeters) may lead to death if they become lodged in the heart. if big enough they can cause the heart to loose prime and as a result stop the bood from flowing from the right ventricle to the lungs. Gas embolism into an artery, termed arterial gas embolism, or AGE, is a more serious matter than in a vein, since a gas bubble in an artery may directly cause stoppage of blood flow to an area fed by the artery. The symptoms of AGE depend on the area of blood flow, and may be those of stroke or heart attack if the brain or heart, respectively, are affected. The amount of arterial gas embolism which causes symptoms depends on location, but in the brain may be a bubble with a volume only a fraction of a milliliters. (sourced from wikipedia)
Answer: It depends on what you mean by "warts" Warts are cause by a virus, so this virus in in the blood stream. HPV is the main cause of genital warts and is transmitted sexually. The virus attacks the cells of the skin, and causes warts to develop on the surface
Answer: ÝApproximately 80% of total body iron is ultimately incorporated into red cell hemoglobin. An average adult produces 2 x 1011 red cells daily, for a red cell renewal rate of 0.8 percent per day. Each red cell contains more than a billion atoms of iron, and each ml of red cells contains 1 mg of iron. To meet this daily need for 2 x 1020 atoms (or 20 mg) of elemental iron, the body has developed regulatory mechanisms whereby erythropoiesis profoundly influences iron absorption. Plasma iron turnover (PIT) represents the mass turnover of transferrin-bound iron in the circulation, expressed as mg/kg/day (Huff et al., 1950). Accelerated erythropoiesis increases plasma iron turnover, which is associated with enhanced iron uptake from the gastrointestinal tract (Weintraub et al., 1965). The mechanism by which PIT alters iron absorption is unknown.
Answer: On average, the liver can metabolize one alcoholic drink per hour.When more than this is consumed, the excess circulates in the blooduntil the liver can metabolize it. For every drink consumed, thebody needs an hour to get rid of it. If someone drinks five drinksin on hour, it will take 5 hours to be sober.
Answer: Depends on if you take it orally or if you crush your pills and snort them. If you take it orally like a McCaslin (He-He) then you are probably good for a day or so; but if you are a real man and crush them up then you are flying for a week. Be a man.
Answer: Following volunteer whole blood donation, red blood cells (liquid) may be kept at 1-6 degrees C for up to 42 days, depending on the additive solution used. Rare units of red cells may be frozen for up to 10 years. Platelets have a shelf-life of 5 days, and must be stored at room temperature (20-24 degrees C) on a platelet rotator. Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) must be separated and frozen within 8 hours following collection, and may be stored for 1 year at -18 degrees C.
Answer: It depends how much you drink. In general, expect about 1 1/2 to 2 hours per drink (using standard drink sizes for alcohol content, 12 oz. beer, 1 oz. liquor, wine 4-5 oz) before the alcohol is completely metabolized. There are other factors, but 1 1/2 to 2 hours is a pretty good guide.
Answer: According to a healthy lifestyle book that I just read recently, it is in theory (not proven yet) that they last for approximentally 4 months. Your body is always making new blood cells, so there is no need to worry if you have a healthy & active lifestyle.