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Topotecan is a synthetic analogue of camptothecin, a nature product derived from the Camptotheca acuminata, also called the happy tree. Topotecan blocks the action of an enzyme in cells called topoisomerase I, which is necessary for cell replication and tumor growth. Blocking this enzyme leads to breaks in the DNA, which leads to cancer cell death.
Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody which targets the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) on cells. HER2 is found in large amounts on the surface of some cancer cells, resulting in tumors growing more quickly. By attaching to the HER2, trastuzumab blocks HER2 from receiving growth signals, preventing further cancer growth and slowing cancer progression.
Herceptin®SC is a combination of trastuzumab and hyaluronidase. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody which targets the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) on cells. HER2 is found in large amounts on the surface of some cancer cells, resulting in tumors growing more quickly.
Chest percussion is a method to loosen sputum in the lungs and trachea by using hands or a phlegm cup to knock the back, which will then flow out of the trachea with the action of postural drainage and gravity, so as to improve the breathing condition.
Infant physiological anorexia usually occurs in the 3-6 months after birth, which is a transitional stage caused by the physiological development of the baby.
Secondhand smoke is environmental smoke that is inhaled passively or involuntarily. It is the most widespread and harmful indoor air pollutant.
Tourette syndrome (TS or Tourette's) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder in children, and its pathogenesis is still unclear. It often occurs in children between the ages of 2 and 15.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that originates in childhood and is highly heritable and clustered in different generations of the family.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) puts a thin tube with a very small camera into the mouth, passing through the esophagus, stomach and duodenum to observe the health status along the way for diagnosis and treatment.
For newborn babies, parents always want to give them the best of everything besides careful care. However, some parents may worry about not knowing what's going on with the baby, thus delaying treatment.