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Sepsis

Sepsis is a serious illness. It happens when your body has an overwhelming immune response to a bacterial infection. The chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation. This leads to blood clots and leaky blood vessels. They cause poor blood flow, which deprives your body's organs of nutrients and oxygen. In severe cases, one or more organs fail. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops and the heart weakens, leading to septic shock. Anyone can get sepsis, but the risk is higher in: -People with weakened immune systems. -Infants and children. -The elderly. -People with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease. -People suffering from a severe burn or physical trauma. Common symptoms of sepsis are fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion, and disorientation. Doctors diagnose sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood cells is abnormal. They also do lab tests that check for signs of infection. People with sepsis are usually treated in hospital intensive care units. Doctors try to treat the infection, sustain the vital organs, and prevent a drop in blood pressure. Many patients receive oxygen and intravenous fluids. Other types of treatment, such as respirators or kidney dialysis, may be necessary. Sometimes, surgery is needed to clear up an infection. NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
69314
Concept ID:
C0243026
Disease or Syndrome
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Linolenic acid

A polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acid with an 18-carbon backbone and exactly three double bonds. At least 17 different isomers of this compound are recognized. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
50908
Concept ID:
C0125903
Pharmacologic Substance
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gamma-Linolenic Acid

A polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acid with an 18-carbon backbone and exactly three double bonds, originating from the 6th, 9th and 12th positions from the methyl end, with all double bonds in the cis- configuration. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
30706
Concept ID:
C0061078
Pharmacologic Substance
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Eicosapentanoic acid

A class of polyunsaturated fatty acids with 20 carbons and 5 double bonds. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
1664
Concept ID:
C0000545
Pharmacologic Substance
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Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. . Antioxidant substances include : - Beta-carotene . - Lutein . - Lycopene. - Selenium. - Vitamin A. - Vitamin C. - Vitamin E. Antioxidants are found in many foods. These include fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, and some meats, poultry and fish. .  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
1608
Concept ID:
C0003402
Pharmacologic Substance
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Sepsis

Systemic inflammatory response to infection. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
452029
Concept ID:
CN117696
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