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(end), [TA]
An extremity, or the most remote point of an extremity.
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[AS. ende]
A termination; an extremity.
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(3' or 5') one or other of the termini (the 3'- or the 5'-end) of a NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULE. These ends occur because of the way in which the NUCLEOTIDES are joined together in a POLYNUCLEOTIDE CHAIN by PHOSPHODIESTER BONDS. At one end of the chain there will be a free 3'-hydroxyl group and at the other end a 5'-phosphate group. See DNA STRUCTURE.
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Q. Does ascites mean it's the end? My mother, age 65 was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in a routine US examination. It was also diagnosed she already has mild ascites. Does that mean her cancer is metastatic?

A. Ascites can render the staging of the cancer as metastatic, but it depends on the specific characters of the ascites, so further testing is needed here.

Q. I ended the chemo treatments at the end of May. How long does it take to get back to near normal? I still can't eat the things I love, I smell funny burn odors, dizziness and lack of energy. I realize my life has changed, but is this what I'll be like forever? Please tell me how long it took you to recover....:))

A. I can't give you an exact time. Chemo is a very big change for your body and everyone takes different time to recover. I am sure that within the next few weeks you will start feeling much better.

Q. Do you want to end because of a vaccination in a wheel chair? It is already about 12 years ago. I met a mother with her kids. One came always in a wheel chair to the services. His terrible story is still in my mind. It could be shown, that because of a vaccination he got the cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) and then spastic paralysis.

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