normokalemic periodic paralysis
An inherited form of periodic paralysis in which the serum potassium concentration is within normal limits during attacks. Onset usually occurs between the ages of 2 and 5 years, often associated with severe quadriplegia.
Taser: A Surprising Acronym With An Unsettling StoryThe controversial use of Tasers extends back to its roots in sci-fi literature.
Why is a new element named after a suburb of San Francisco?On Saturday the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry proposed the names of two new elements. Currently element number 114 and element number 116 do not have official names in the periodic table of elements. The elements were previously known as ununquadium and ununhexium. Those long, unpronounceable words were the temporarily used systematic element names. The names are generated from their atomic number, but …
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