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systemic

 [sis-tem´ik]
pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
systemic disease one affecting a number of tissues that perform a common function.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sys·tem·ic

(sis-tem'ik),
Relating to a system; specifically somatic, relating to the entire organism as distinguished from any of its individual parts.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sys·tem·ic

(sis-tem'ik)
Relating to a system; specifically somatic, relating to the entire organism as distinguished from any of its individual parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

systemic

1. Pertaining to something that affects the whole body rather than one part of it.
2. Of the blood circulation supplying all parts of the body except the lungs.
3. Of a drug taken by mouth or given by injection, as distinct from a drug applied externally.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

systemic

distributed throughout the whole of an organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Systemic

A term used to describe a medicine that has effects throughout the body, as opposed to topical drugs that work on the skin. Most medicines that are taken by mouth or by injection are systemic drugs.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about Systemic

Q. Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Among men and women who is more prone to the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

A. here is a quote from the National Fibromyalgia Association site:

"Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female patients. A 1999 epidemiology study conducted in London found a female to male ratio of roughly three to one. However, a 2001 review of the research literature in Current Rheumatology Reports stated the ratio was nine to one."

Q. on what systems does ADHD effects?

A. Central nervous system. Which usually affects the hormonal state and any other system there is...

Q. on what system in the body does a Fibromyalgia effects?

A. Fibromyalgia effects the musculoskeletal and neuronal systems mainly. It is known to cause general weakness and unexplained fatigue, and a syndrome of pain, associated with different locations in the body. People suffer from chronic and extreme tenderness to light touch. Other symptoms include muscle aches, tingling and muscle spasms.

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A number of systemic antibiotics can be used, including floxacillin, erythromycin, azithromycin, Augmentin, clindamycin, and cephalexin.