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a unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to 10−4 m2 per second.
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Abbreviation for scapulothoracic; spasmodic torticollis.
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Patient discussion about ST

Q. hi all, this is my 1 st pregnancy hi all, this is my 1 st pregnancy, and I went for my confirmation and they checked with a pee test and an internal exam…..I guess this is not enough. No blood work? Nothing was told about HCG levels, when you all get them? When will they take ultrasound?

A. Elizabeth, congrats for your pregnancy..

Actually, urine test is enough for confirming a pregnancy. and it also detects the HCG level in your urine.
Urine tests or home pregnancy tests are around 97% accurate when done correctly.

Most doctors recommend that you wait until the first day of your missed period before taking a urine pregnancy test. This is usually about two weeks after conception. However, some tests are more sensitive than others and can be taken earlier.

There is also a check for HCG level by drawing your blood, but beside it is more invasive (though it is very accurate), but it is more expensive and not as practice as urine pregnancy test.

Stay healthy always in your pregnancy..

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(2001) who found ld muscles of Charolais cattle having percentages of slow-twitch fibers of 23 to 25% and of fast-twitch fibers of 75 to 77%.
Cross-sectional areas of fast-twitch fibers had almost twice the size of slow-twitch fibers (3,713 and 6,721 [micro][m.sup.2], respectively).
The minimum twitch frequency of fast-twitch fibers is reported to range from 40 to 60 Hz [29,30], and the minimum twitch frequency of slow-twitch fibers is reported to range from 15 to 30 Hz [31].
For example, it is quite possible to lift a relatively light object very quickly, with low intensity, and activate only slow-twitch fibers. Conversely, lifting a relatively "heavy" object in a controlled fashion, but with high intensity, will eventually activate the fast-twitch fibers.
Here it is important to note the existence of complementary muscle fibers, the fast--and slow-twitch fibers. We believe that it is the change in the relative involvement of the two types of fibers over the course of a given work-rest schedule that explains why we observe a decrement in the available force across time in the maximum but not the submaximal voluntary contractions.
Slow-twitch fibers are fueled by aerobic respiration, a chemical reaction that relies on oxygen.
The smaller slow-twitch fibers are recruited first.
Type I fibers are slow-twitch fibers, and they are built for fatigue resistance.
The loss of slow-twitch fibers that take up glucose in response to insulin is relevant to the high prevalence of insulin resistance in stroke survivors [13].
One research team had suggested a genetic component when it found an "unexpectedly high" number of slow-twitch fibers in the untrained muscle of certain endurance athletes.
Studies have shown that people with a predominance of slow twitch fibers in their leg muscles will likely have a higher percentage of slow-twitch fibers in their arm muscles as well.
Skeletal muscles are a mix of slow-twitch fibers, designed to resist fatigue, and fast-twitch fibers, which enable intense periods of work.