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 chest pain, after screaming?
today i literally screamed at the top of my lungs, and afterwards, it hurts. so now, whenever i take a deep breeath or move my body so that my right side lung gets compressed, it hurts.
is it ...


 OTC relief for a sinus infection?
Ok, so i'm pretty positive i have a sinus infection, but cant get into the doctor till monday. I am really miserable. I have taken alkaseltzer but it hasnt worked... anything else i can try to ...


 Is it possible to get a free peak flow meter?
I've been looking at prices of peak flow meters, and in stores I can only find meters that are $35 at the cheapest. I'd rather pay less than $30 for one--I've found them online for $15...


 Has anyone heard of or had a nodule on or in the lung?
The x-ray said I had a 2.1 cm nodule. I went yesterday for a dye CT scan. I guess I'll hear something by Friday (maybe).
If so...How did things go for you?

Thanks for any ...


 Did I have an asthma attack or was it something else?
Last night, after getting into a fight with my mother, I started having a really hard time breathing. I was upset, and suddenly started breathing very heavily and then it seemed that I couldn't ...


 why do people walk in sleep . what is the remedy ?
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 If any body know about it ?
I have sinuses problem cause flu and cough continue im very distrube nose is block if u know abt any medicine(tablet, nasal spray etc plz. diagnose me....


 Raw throat from coughing so much?
Heyyyy
Ive had a cold for about two weeks now,and mid-cold I got the flu.
I have been coughing so so much that my throat is BURNING and completely raw.
Its like 3:00 am and I cant ...


 how do they test you for asthma?
i seem to think i may heve developed asthsma how can they ...



Cool Kid James
what is phagocytosis?
                      








Dave
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poet nailed it.


Meghann S
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Since your question is under respiratory I will answer a bit differently than the other answer (which is completely true). Some white blood cells leave the blood stream and travel to others places, one of them being the lungs, to do specific jobs. They do not return to the blood stream like the white blood cells that fight infection. There are certain white blood cells found in the lungs and they are phagocytes. They basically eat up whatever they can in order to keep your respiratory system clear. Hopefully that helps a bit as well.


poetsk8rartist
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Phagocytosis is the cellular process of Phagocytes and Protists of engulfing solid particles by the cell membrane to form an internal phagosome, which is a food vacuole, or pteroid. Phagocytosis is a specific form of endocytosis involving the vesicular internalization of solid particles, such as bacteria, and is therefore distinct from other forms of endocytosis such as pinocytosis, the vesicular internalization of various liquids. Phagocytosis is involved in the acquisition of nutrients for some cells, and in the immune system it is a major mechanism used to remove pathogens and cell debris. Bacteria, dead tissue cells, and small mineral particles are all examples of objects that may be phagocytosed. The process is only homologous to eating at the level of single-celled organisms; in multicellular animals, the process has been adapted to eliminate debris and pathogens, as opposed to taking in fuel for cellular processes, except in the case of the Trichoplax.


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