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  1. Carbuncle

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    ... skin. It may be the size of a pea or as large as a golf ball. The carbuncle may be red and irritated and might hurt when you touch it. It may also: Grow very fast Have a white or yellow center (contain pus ) Weep, ooze, or crust Spread ...

  2. A note on the carbuncle in shallow water simulations

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    Kemm, Friedemann

    2012-01-01

    An important problem in gas dynamics simulation is to prevent the carbuncle, a breakdown of discrete shock profiles. We show that for high Froude number, this also occurs in shallow water simulations and give numerical evidence that all cures developed for gas dynamics should also work in shallow water flows.

  3. Situación carbunclo rural en la Argentina 2011 -Condition of rural carbuncle in argentina 2011

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    Noseda, Ramon P.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENDesde hace 8 años se elabora este informe sobre la Situación Anual del Carbunclo Rural producido por la bacteria esporulada Bacillus anthracis, siendo una zoonosis, enferma a animales y hombres relacionados con la labor ganadera.SUMMARYThis report of the Annual Condition of Rural Carbuncle produced by the spore bacteria Bacillus anthracis has been created every year since 2004. This zoonosis infects animals and people related to cattle labor.

  4. Situación carbunclo rural en la Argentina 2011 -Condition of rural carbuncle in argentina 2011

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    Noseda, Ramon P.

    2012-01-01

    RESUMENDesde hace 8 años se elabora este informe sobre la Situación Anual del Carbunclo Rural producido por la bacteria esporulada Bacillus anthracis, siendo una zoonosis, enferma a animales y hombres relacionados con la labor ganadera.SUMMARYThis report of the Annual Condition of Rural Carbuncle produced by the spore bacteria Bacillus anthracis has been created every year since 2004. This zoonosis infects animals and people related to cattle labor.

  5. 姜树民教授从痈论治幽门螺杆菌阳性消化性溃疡经验%Experience of Professor JIANG Shu-min Treating Peptic Ulcer with Positive Hp Infection as Carbuncle

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    张野

    2012-01-01

    Professor JIANG Shu-min brings up the idea that treat peptic ulcer with positive Helicobacter pylori infection as carbuncle, he thinks peptic ulcer with positive Helicobacter pylori infection as internal-carbuncle, then makes treatments based on syndrome differentiation by using herbs which can regulate qi and activate blood circulation, and clear heat and detoxicate.%姜树民教授提出从痈论治幽门螺杆菌阳性的消化性溃疡,认为幽门螺杆菌阳性消化性溃疡乃内痈,运用理气活血、清热解毒药辨证施治.

  6. Skin Rashes and Other Changes

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    ... painful red bumps? Yes This could be a BOIL. A cluster of boils is called a CARBUNCLE. These occur due to infection under the skin. Gently compress the boil with a warm cloth. Use antibiotic ointments if ...

  7. Drug: D07029 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available n; Carbuncle; Furuncle Therapeutic category: 5200 Therapeutic category of drugs in Japan [BR:br08301] 5 Crude drugs and Chinese medic...ine formulations 52 Traditional Chinese medicines 520 Traditional Chinese medici...nes 5200 Traditional Chinese medicines D07029 Hainosankyuto Traditional Chinese Medi

  8. Genome Sequence of Bacillus pumilus Strain Bonn, Isolated from an Anthrax-Like Necrotic Skin Infection Site of a Child

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    Grass, Gregor; Bierbaum, Gabriele; Molitor, Ernst; Götte, Natascha; Antwerpen, Markus

    2016-01-01

    We report the draft genome sequence of Bacillus pumilus strain Bonn associated with human skin infection. B. pumilus Bonn was isolated from a carbuncle-like necrotic site, resembling cutaneous anthrax, on the back of the hand of a 10-year-old child.

  9. Genome Sequence of Bacillus pumilus Strain Bonn, Isolated from an Anthrax-Like Necrotic Skin Infection Site of a Child.

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    Grass, Gregor; Bierbaum, Gabriele; Molitor, Ernst; Götte, Natascha; Antwerpen, Markus

    2016-01-01

    We report the draft genome sequence of Bacillus pumilus strain Bonn associated with human skin infection. B. pumilus Bonn was isolated from a carbuncle-like necrotic site, resembling cutaneous anthrax, on the back of the hand of a 10-year-old child. PMID:26868410

  10. Lightcurve Analysis of Fourteen Asteroids

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    Pray, Donald P.; Galad, Adrian; Husarik, Marek; Oey, Julian

    2008-03-01

    Lightcurve period and amplitude are reported for the following asteroids observed at Carbuncle Hill Observatory and other sites between December 2006 and March 2007: 1806 Derice, 2472 Bradman, 2480 Popanov, 2768 Gorky, 2874 Jim Young, 3314 Beals, 4936 Butakov, 5676 Voltaire, 6709 Hiromiyuki, 6737 Okabayashi, 9368 Eshashi, 13497 Ronstone, (14142) 1998 SG10 and (46598) 1993 FT2.

  11. Anti-inflammatory effects, nuclear magnetic resonance identification, and high-performance liquid chromatography isolation of the total flavonoids from Artemisia frigida

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    Qinghu Wang; Jinmei Jin; Nayintai Dai; Narenchaoketu Han; Jingjing Han; Baiyinmuqier Bao

    2016-01-01

    The aerial parts of Artemisia frigida Willd. are used to treat joint swelling, renal heat, abnormal menstruation, and sore carbuncle. The anti-inflammatory effects of A. frigida have been well-known in folk medicine, suggesting that components extracted from A. frigida could potentially treat inflammatory disease. With the aim of discovering bioactive compounds, in this study, we extracted total flavonoids from the aerial parts of A. frigida and investigated their anti-inflammatory effects ag...

  12. A Note on the Convergence of the Godunov Method for Impact Problems

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    Banks, J. W.

    2012-01-01

    This paper identifies a new pathology that can be found for numerical simulations of nonlinear conservation law systems. Many of the difficulties already identified in the literature (rarefaction shocks, carbuncle phenomena, slowly moving shocks, wall heating, etc) can be traced to insufficient numerical dissipation, and the current case is no different. However, the details of the case we study here are somewhat unique in that the solution which is found by the numerics is very weak and can ...

  13. Gas Evolution Dynamics in Godunov-Type Schemes and Analysis of Numerical Shock Instability

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    Xu, Kun

    1999-01-01

    In this paper we are going to study the gas evolution dynamics of the exact and approximate Riemann solvers, e.g., the Flux Vector Splitting (FVS) and the Flux Difference Splitting (FDS) schemes. Since the FVS scheme and the Kinetic Flux Vector Splitting (KFVS) scheme have the same physical mechanism and similar flux function, based on the analysis of the discretized KFVS scheme the weakness and advantage of the FVS scheme are closely observed. The subtle dissipative mechanism of the Godunov method in the 2D case is also analyzed, and the physical reason for shock instability, i.e., carbuncle phenomena and odd-even decoupling, is presented.

  14. 1,001 words and phrases you never knew you didn't know hopperdozer, hoecake, ear trumpet, dort, and other nearly forgotten terms and expressions

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    Runyan, W R

    2010-01-01

    As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie Bird, Fid, or Hame? Did you know that a "Horse Apple" is actually an orange? Or that "Rolley Holley" is a marble game? With over one hundred illustrations, this is a book that will take you on

  15. A Note on the Convergence of the Godunov Method for Impact Problems

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    Banks, J W

    2012-01-01

    This paper identifies a new pathology that can be found for numerical simulations of nonlinear conservation law systems. Many of the difficulties already identified in the literature (rarefaction shocks, carbuncle phenomena, slowly moving shocks, wall heating, etc) can be traced to insufficient numerical dissipation, and the current case is no different. However, the details of the case we study here are somewhat unique in that the solution which is found by the numerics is very weak and can fail to have a derivative anywhere in the post-shock region.

  16. PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOGNOSTICAL STUDIES OF MARTYNIA ANNUA PLANT

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    Katare Vivekanand

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Martynia annua (Martyniaceae is commonly known as “bichu”. In Ayurveda the leaves of the plant is useful in treatment of gargle, treat epilepsy, tuberculous, sore throat and also given local sedative effect. The whole plant is also used by Santal tribals (India for fever, hair loss, scabies, sores and carbuncles on the back In order to ensure the use of genuine and authentic material in the preparation of herbal formulations, pharmacognostical and phytochemical methods of standardization of the plant has been carried out in the present work. Macroscopic, microscopic and physico-chemical characters of the Martynia annuahas plant been carried out. Preliminary phytochemical analysis studies have been performed on the various extracts of Martynia annua plant. All these pharmacognostical and phytochemical studies can be used as a diagnostic tool for the correct identification of the plant and also to test adulteration if any.

  17. SKIN CARE IN AYURVEDA: A LITERARY REVIEW

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    Kumar Sarvesh

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Ayurvedic cosmeceuticals dates back to the Indus valley civilization and is being used in human society from ancient time. It is now gaining importance in the beautification and to cure the skin ailments. In last 3-4 decades the use of cosmetics has increased exponentially not only among female but also in male population and play an important role in the FMCG sector. In the ancient classical texts of Ayurveda there are several references of numerous medicinal plants and mode of applications of their processed formulation for enhancing complexion, treating acne, treating dark patches, curing boils and carbuncles, etc. Consideration in this field can be helpful in making the herbs more acceptable, precious, life saving and economy promoter for the mankind. This review made a humble effort to make a monograph of ayurvedic plants that were mentioned by ayurvedic luminaries in the field of skincare.

  18. Evidence for increasing severity of community-onset boils and abscesses in UK General Practice.

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    Shallcross, L J; Hayward, A C; Johnson, A M; Petersen, I

    2015-08-01

    In England, hospital admissions for severe staphylococcal boils and abscesses trebled between 1989 and 2004. We investigated this trend using routine data from primary and secondary care. We used The Health Improvement Network (THIN), a large primary-care database and national data on hospital admissions from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). Time trends in the incidence of primary-care consultations for boils and abscesses were estimated for 1995-2010. HES data were used to calculate age-standardized hospital admission rates for boils, abscesses and cellulitis. The incidence of boil or abscess was 450 [95% confidence interval (CI) 447-452] per 100 000 person-years and increased slightly over the study period (incidence rate ratio 1·005, 95% CI 1·004-1·007). The rate of repeat consultation for a boil or abscess increased from 66 (95% CI 59-73) per 100 000 person-years in 1995 to peak at 97 (95% CI 94-101) per 100 000 person-years in 2006, remaining stable thereafter. Hospital admissions for abscesses, carbuncles, furuncles and cellulitis almost doubled, from 123 admissions per 100 000 in 1998/1999 to 236 admissions per 100 000 in 2010/2011. Rising hospitalization and recurrence rates set against a background of stable community incidence suggests increased disease severity. Patients may be experiencing more severe and recurrent staphylococcal skin disease with limited treatment options. PMID:25530161

  19. Anti-inflammatory effects, nuclear magnetic resonance identification, and high-performance liquid chromatography isolation of the total flavonoids from Artemisia frigida

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    Qinghu Wang

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The aerial parts of Artemisia frigida Willd. are used to treat joint swelling, renal heat, abnormal menstruation, and sore carbuncle. The anti-inflammatory effects of A. frigida have been well-known in folk medicine, suggesting that components extracted from A. frigida could potentially treat inflammatory disease. With the aim of discovering bioactive compounds, in this study, we extracted total flavonoids from the aerial parts of A. frigida and investigated their anti-inflammatory effects against inflammation induced by carrageenan and egg albumin in rats. At the doses studied, total flavonoids (100 mg/kg, 200 mg/kg, and 400 mg/kg and some isolated compounds (30 mg/kg showed significant and dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effects. According to the high-performance liquid chromatography analysis of the total flavonoids from A. frigida, there are five major compounds, namely, 5-hydroxy-3′,4′-dimethoxy-7-O-β-d-glucuronide (F1, 5-hydroxy-3′,4′,5′-trimethoxy-7-O-β-d-glucuronide (F2, 5,7,3′-trihydroxy-6,4′-dimethoxyflavone (F3, 5,3′-dihydroxy-6,7,4′-trimethoxyflavone (F4, and 5,3′-dihydroxy-3,6,7,4′-tetramethoxyflavone (F5, which may explain the anti-inflammatory activity.

  20. An Overview to the Research on Clinical Application of Du Meridian%督脉的临床应用研究概况

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    张海山; 高希言

    2008-01-01

    Du meridian is one of the eight extra meridians, having the functions of defending pathogenic factors,inducing diaphoresis to dispel cold, warming the viscera and bowels, elevating the pure yang, promoting the flow qi by warming channels, promoting blood circulation to stop pain, clearing heat by dredging du meridian, treating carbuncle and malaria, dredging du meridian to treat encephalic disease, nourishing brain and nourish marrow, benefiting intelligence and spirit, waking up patient from unconsciousness, relieving convulsion, calming the nerves, stopping endogenous wind, calming the spirit. Moreover it also has the functions of sectional treatment and antidotal health care. Du meridian is widely used clinically in treating many kinds of diseases.%督脉为奇经八脉之一,在临床上具有温阳泻热的作用,可以卫外御邪、祛寒解表、温煦脏腑、升举清阳、温经通络、活血止痛、通督泻热、疗疔截疟.还有通督治脑的作用,可用于补脑益髓、聪神益智、醒神通脑、开窍启闭、镇惊安神、熄风定志.另外还具有分段主治的特性和强壮抗衰老的保健作用,临床应用十分广泛.

  1. Adjuvant effect of an extract from Cochinchina momordica seeds on the immune responses to ovalbumin in mice

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    XIAO Chenwen; HU Songhua; Rajput Zahid Iqbal

    2007-01-01

    The seed of the Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.)Spreng as a traditional Chinese medicine has been utilized in China for more than 1 200 years.It is traditionally used for the treatment of inflammatory swelling,scrofula,tinea,diarrhea as well as suppurative skin infections such as sore,carbuncles,furuncles and boils in both humans and animals.In this study,an extract from Cochinchina momordica seeds(ECMS)is evaluated for its adjuvant effect and safety.The results suggest that when co-administered with ECMS in Balb/c mice,ovalbumin(OVA,10μg)may induce significantly higher specific antibody production than OVA used alone(P<0.05).Analysis of antibody isotypes indicates that the ECMS can promote the production of both IgG1 and IgG2a,concanavalin A,lipopolysaccharides or OVA are significantly higher in mice immunized with OVA mixed with ECMS than immunized with OVA alone or mixed with aluminum hydroxide(P<0.05).No local reactions and negative effects on the body weight gain occurred after the injection of OVA mixed with various amounts of ECMS in mice.Therefore,the ECMS is safe for injection and can be used as a potential vaccine adjuvant biasing the production of IgG2a in mice.

  2. The performance of flux-split algorithms in high-speed viscous flows

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    Gaitonde, Datta; Shang, J. S.

    1992-01-01

    The algorithms are investigated in terms of their behavior in 2D perfect gas laminar viscous flows with attention given to the van Leer, Modified Steger-Warming (MSW), and Roe methods. The techniques are studied in the context of examples including a blunt flow at Mach 16, a Mach-14 flow past a 24-deg compression corner, and a Mach-8 type-IV shock-shock interaction. Existing experimental values are compared to the results of the corresponding grid-resolution studies. The algorithms indicate similar surface pressures for the blunt-body and corner flows, but the van Leer approach predicts a very high heat-transfer value. Anomalous carbuncle solutions appear in the blunt-body solutions for the MSW and Roe techniques. Accurate predictions of the separated flow regions are found with the MSW method, the Roe scheme, and the finer grids of the van Leer algorithm, but only the MSW scheme predicts an oscillatory supersonic jet structure in the limit cycle.

  3. Adolpho Lutz and the origins of medical entomology in Brazil.

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    Benchimol, J L

    2005-12-01

    Adolpho Lutz (1855-1940) formed a bridge between the Bahian Tropicalist School and post-Mansonian medicine. Before taking over as head of the São Paulo Bacteriological Institute (1893), Lutz traveled through a variety of regions and delved into various disciplines. In the 1880s, he was already arguing that leprosy was transmitted by mosquitoes. Carbuncles, cholera, and typhoid fever were then the accepted models for investigating the etiology of infectious diseases. Following the discovery of how malaria was transmitted, attention turned to hematophagous diptera. Physicians, bacteriologists, zoologists, and veterinarians reshaped the network of actors involved in the 'hunt' for the agents and transmitters of diseases, as they began relying on analogies with malaria and yellow fever. Edwin Ray Lankester, director of the British Museum (Natural History), launched then a worldwide investigation into species that might be linked to human disease. The species described by Lutz and his proposed classification system were vital to Frederick Theobald's fundamental work in medical entomology, published in the early twentieth century. In 1908, Lutz brought with him to the Oswaldo Cruz Institute a remarkable quantity of research and experiments in all branches of the newly created "tropical medicine," devoted especially to entomology.

  4. Cognitive-Enhancing Effect of Dianthus superbus var. Longicalycinus on Scopolamine-Induced Memory Impairment in Mice.

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    Weon, Jin Bae; Jung, Youn Sik; Ma, Choong Je

    2016-05-01

    Dianthus superbus (D. superbus) is a traditional crude drug used for the treatment of urethritis, carbuncles and carcinomas. The objective of this study was to confirm the cognitive enhancing effect of D. superbus in memory impairment induced mice and to elucidate the possible potential mechanism. Effect of D. superbus on scopolamine induced memory impairment on mice was evaluated using the Morris water maze and passive avoidance tests. We also investigated acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) expression in scopolamine-induced mice. HPLC-DAD analysis was performed to identify active compounds in D. superbus. The results revealed that D. superbus attenuated the learning and memory impairment induced by scopolamine. D. superbus also inhibited AChE levels in the hippocampi of the scopolamine-injected mice. Moreover, D. superbus increased BDNF expression in the hippocampus. Eight compounds were identified using HPLC-DAD analysis. The content of 4-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid was higher than contents of other compounds. These results indicated that D. superbus improved memory functioning accompanied by inhibition of AChE and upregulation of BDNF, suggesting that D. superbus may be a useful therapeutic agent for the prevention or treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

  5. A Time-Accurate Upwind Unstructured Finite Volume Method for Compressible Flow with Cure of Pathological Behaviors

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    Loh, Ching Y.; Jorgenson, Philip C. E.

    2007-01-01

    A time-accurate, upwind, finite volume method for computing compressible flows on unstructured grids is presented. The method is second order accurate in space and time and yields high resolution in the presence of discontinuities. For efficiency, the Roe approximate Riemann solver with an entropy correction is employed. In the basic Euler/Navier-Stokes scheme, many concepts of high order upwind schemes are adopted: the surface flux integrals are carefully treated, a Cauchy-Kowalewski time-stepping scheme is used in the time-marching stage, and a multidimensional limiter is applied in the reconstruction stage. However even with these up-to-date improvements, the basic upwind scheme is still plagued by the so-called "pathological behaviors," e.g., the carbuncle phenomenon, the expansion shock, etc. A solution to these limitations is presented which uses a very simple dissipation model while still preserving second order accuracy. This scheme is referred to as the enhanced time-accurate upwind (ETAU) scheme in this paper. The unstructured grid capability renders flexibility for use in complex geometry; and the present ETAU Euler/Navier-Stokes scheme is capable of handling a broad spectrum of flow regimes from high supersonic to subsonic at very low Mach number, appropriate for both CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and CAA (computational aeroacoustics). Numerous examples are included to demonstrate the robustness of the methods.

  6. Adaptive finite-volume WENO schemes on dynamically redistributed grids for compressible Euler equations

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    Pathak, Harshavardhana S.; Shukla, Ratnesh K.

    2016-08-01

    A high-order adaptive finite-volume method is presented for simulating inviscid compressible flows on time-dependent redistributed grids. The method achieves dynamic adaptation through a combination of time-dependent mesh node clustering in regions characterized by strong solution gradients and an optimal selection of the order of accuracy and the associated reconstruction stencil in a conservative finite-volume framework. This combined approach maximizes spatial resolution in discontinuous regions that require low-order approximations for oscillation-free shock capturing. Over smooth regions, high-order discretization through finite-volume WENO schemes minimizes numerical dissipation and provides excellent resolution of intricate flow features. The method including the moving mesh equations and the compressible flow solver is formulated entirely on a transformed time-independent computational domain discretized using a simple uniform Cartesian mesh. Approximations for the metric terms that enforce discrete geometric conservation law while preserving the fourth-order accuracy of the two-point Gaussian quadrature rule are developed. Spurious Cartesian grid induced shock instabilities such as carbuncles that feature in a local one-dimensional contact capturing treatment along the cell face normals are effectively eliminated through upwind flux calculation using a rotated Hartex-Lax-van Leer contact resolving (HLLC) approximate Riemann solver for the Euler equations in generalized coordinates. Numerical experiments with the fifth and ninth-order WENO reconstructions at the two-point Gaussian quadrature nodes, over a range of challenging test cases, indicate that the redistributed mesh effectively adapts to the dynamic flow gradients thereby improving the solution accuracy substantially even when the initial starting mesh is non-adaptive. The high adaptivity combined with the fifth and especially the ninth-order WENO reconstruction allows remarkably sharp capture of

  7. Suppressive effects of an ethanol extract of Gleditsia sinensis thorns on human SNU-5 gastric cancer cells.

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    Lee, Se-Jung; Ryu, Dong Hee; Jang, Lee Chan; Cho, Seok-Cheol; Kim, Wun-Jae; Moon, Sung-Kwon

    2013-04-01

    The thorns of Gleditsia sinensis are a traditional Oriental medicine used for the treatment of swelling, suppuration, carbuncle and skin diseases. In the present study, we identified a novel molecular mechanism by which an ethanol extract of Gleditsia sinensis thorns (EEGS) inhibits the growth of the SNU-5 human gastric cancer cell line. EEGS treatment inhibited cell growth and was associated with G1 phase cell cycle arrest at a concentration of 400 µg/ml (IC50) in SNU-5 cells. Treatment with EEGS also stimulated p21WAF1 expression, which significantly decreased the expression of cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). Further study suggested that p38 MAP kinase pathways may be involved in the inhibition of cell proliferation through p21WAF1‑dependent G1 phase cell cycle arrest in EEGS-treated cells. In addition, NF-κB and AP-1 transcription factor binding sites were identified as the cis-elements for tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-induced matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression in SNU-5 cells, as determined by gel-shift assay. Treatment of cells with EEGS suppressed MMP-9 expression induced by TNF-α via a decrease in the binding activity of both NF-κB and AP-1 motifs. These data demonstrate that EEGS-mediated inhibition of cell growth appears to involve the activation of p38 MAP kinase, subsequently leading to the induction of p21WAF1 and the downregulation of cyclin D1/CDK4 and cyclin E/CDK2 complexes. Moreover, EEGS strongly inhibited TNF-α-induced MMP-9 expression by impeding the DNA binding activity of NF-κB and AP-1. Overall, these results provide a potential mechanism for EEGS in the treatment of gastric cancer. PMID:23381601

  8. Public awareness of testicular cancer and testicular self-examination in academic environments: a lost opportunity

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    Henry A. A. Ugboma

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Although testicular cancer is the most common cancer among 18- to 50-year-old males, healthcare providers seldom teach testicular self-examination techniques to clients, thus potentially missing opportunities for early detection. This form of cancer is easily diagnosable by testicular self-examination and is 96% curable if detected early. Periodic self-examination must be performed for early detection. Knowledge deficits and sociocultural norms contribute to low levels of health-related knowledge in most patients, resulting in undue delays before seeking medical advice. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to assess the level of awareness of testicular cancer and the prevalence of the practice of testicular self-examination in academic environments to enable appropriate interventions. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 750 consecutive males aged 18-50 years in three tertiary institutions in Port Harcourt from October 2008 to April 2009. RESULT: Knowledge or awareness of testicular cancer was poor. Almost all of the respondents were unaware that testicular lumps may be signs of cancer. A lump was typically construed as a benign carbuncle or something that could resolve spontaneously. The main factor contributing to respondents' lack of knowledge of testicular cancer was that few reported that they were "ever taught about testicular self-examination." CONCLUSION: Young adult men are unaware of their risk for testicular cancer, which is the most common neoplasm in this age group. Healthcare providers are not informing them of this risk, nor are they teaching them the simple early detection technique of self-examination of the testes.

  9. Suppressive effects of an ethanol extract of Gleditsia sinensis thorns on human SNU-5 gastric cancer cells.

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    Lee, Se-Jung; Ryu, Dong Hee; Jang, Lee Chan; Cho, Seok-Cheol; Kim, Wun-Jae; Moon, Sung-Kwon

    2013-04-01

    The thorns of Gleditsia sinensis are a traditional Oriental medicine used for the treatment of swelling, suppuration, carbuncle and skin diseases. In the present study, we identified a novel molecular mechanism by which an ethanol extract of Gleditsia sinensis thorns (EEGS) inhibits the growth of the SNU-5 human gastric cancer cell line. EEGS treatment inhibited cell growth and was associated with G1 phase cell cycle arrest at a concentration of 400 µg/ml (IC50) in SNU-5 cells. Treatment with EEGS also stimulated p21WAF1 expression, which significantly decreased the expression of cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). Further study suggested that p38 MAP kinase pathways may be involved in the inhibition of cell proliferation through p21WAF1‑dependent G1 phase cell cycle arrest in EEGS-treated cells. In addition, NF-κB and AP-1 transcription factor binding sites were identified as the cis-elements for tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-induced matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression in SNU-5 cells, as determined by gel-shift assay. Treatment of cells with EEGS suppressed MMP-9 expression induced by TNF-α via a decrease in the binding activity of both NF-κB and AP-1 motifs. These data demonstrate that EEGS-mediated inhibition of cell growth appears to involve the activation of p38 MAP kinase, subsequently leading to the induction of p21WAF1 and the downregulation of cyclin D1/CDK4 and cyclin E/CDK2 complexes. Moreover, EEGS strongly inhibited TNF-α-induced MMP-9 expression by impeding the DNA binding activity of NF-κB and AP-1. Overall, these results provide a potential mechanism for EEGS in the treatment of gastric cancer.

  10. Modern Research and Relationship of Cool Traditional Chinese Medicine Properties%药性凉的现代研究及相互关系

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    魏珍珍; 苗艳艳; 苗明三

    2013-01-01

    ,flavored medicine,channel tropism,chemical composition.Methods:Use the " features-pharmacology-clinical of traditional Chinese medicine database systems ",inquiry associated frequency between "cool" and functions,pharmacology,traditional Chinese medical indications,modern medical indications,flavored medicine,channel tropism,chemical composition,according to the frequency,take cover 2/3 of most high frequency for basic area,take cover 2/3 of remaining most high frequency for joint area,remaining for extended area.Results:Basic functions of cool traditional Chinese medicine are Clear heat,detoxification,detumescence and hemostatic; basic pharmacological actions are Anti-inflammatory,antibacterial,antitumor,calm,influence the cardiovascular system,reducing blood fat,protect liver,hemostatic,antisterility; Cool medicine of traditional Chinese medicine basic indications for carbuncle swollen,pharyngitis,edema,quench hematochezia,urination,thirsty,vomiting blood,hematuria,high blood pressure,heat flow field,hot shower,hot and humid jaundice,fever god faint,have a headache,measles opaque,pathogenic fever have a headache,sputum nuclear nosebleed,excessive bleeding injury,chronic hepatitis,scrofula,canker,surprised ulcerated tic,acute hepatitis,jaundice,hypertension neck strong pain,carbuncles and ulcers,under the uterine blood,conjunctival congestion,inflammation of the severe pain,dizziness,diarrhoea,stroke sputum fan,carbuncle swollen chuangdu; Cool medicine of modern medical basic indications for dysentery,hypertension disease,angina,coronary heart disease,migraine,pertussis,hyperlipidemia,hepatitis,dizziness,epilepsy,liver cirrhosis,acute conjunctivitis,headache,diphtheria,leucopenia,flat wart,acute or chronic hepatitis,pulmonary tuberculosis And cool often combined the basic taste for sweet,bitter,essien;Cool medicine to the basic for liver,lung,stomach,heart,Cool medicine basic chemical components is organic acids,glycosides,tannins,saccharides,flavonoids,inorganic matter

  11. Flower-shaped ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by a novel approach at near-room temperatures with antibacterial and antifungal properties

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    Khan MF

    2014-02-01

    . Highly significant antimicrobial activity against medically important Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli bacteria and fungi (Candida albicans by these ZNPs was also revealed. As S. aureus and C. albicans are responsible for many contagious dermal infections such as abscesses, furuncles, carbuncles, cellulitis, and candidiasis, we can postulate that our fabricated ZNPs may be useful as antimicrobial agents in antiseptic creams and lotions for the treatment of skin diseases. Keywords: antimicrobial activity, cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide, flower-shape zinc oxide nanoparticles, near-room temperature, sol–gel method, skin disease

  12. Antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory polyhydroxylated spirostanol saponins from Tupistra chinensis.

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    Xiang, Limin; Yi, Xiaomin; Wang, Yihai; He, Xiangjiu

    2016-01-01

    Tupistra chinensis is widely distributed in southwestern China and its rhizome is a famous folk medicine for the treatment of carbuncles and pharyngitis. Its chemical identity of potent antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory constituents has been carried out in this study. Twenty-three polyhydroxylated spirostanol saponins, including nine novels, were isolated and identified. The new spirostanol saponins were elucidated as spirost-25(27)-en-1β,2β,3β,4β,5β-pentol-2-O-β-D-xylopyranoside (1), spirost-25(27)- en-1β,2β,3β,4β,5β-pentol-2-O-α-L-arabinopyranoside (2), spirost-25(27)-en- 1β,3α,5β-triol (12), spirost-25(27)-en-1β,3α,4β,5β,6β-pentol (13), spirost-25(27)-en- 1β,2β,3β,5β-tetraol-5-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (16), 5β-spirost-25(27)-en-1β,3β-diol- 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 4)-β-D-glucopyranoside (17), (25R)-5β-spirostan- 1β,3β-diol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 6)-β-D-glucopyranoside (18), (25R)-5β- spirostan-1β,3β-diol-3-O-β-D-fructofuranosyl-(2 → 6)-β-D-glucopyranoside (19), 5β-spirost-25(27)-en-3β-ol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 4)-β-D-glucopyranoside (20). The antiproliferative effects against seven human cancer cell lines and inhibitory activities on nitric oxide (NO) production induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in a macrophage cell line RAW 264.7 were assayed for all the isolated compounds. Compounds 17, 19 and 21 exhibited potential antiproliferative activities against all of human cancer cell lines tested. Compounds 21 showed significant inhibition on NO production with IC50 values of 11.5 μM. These results showed that the spirostanol saponins isolated from the dried rhizomes of T. chinensis have potent antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory activities and T. chinensis might be used as anticancer and.anti-inflammatory supplement. PMID:27530890

  13. - Bacillus anthracis, utilización de un Sistema de Información Geográfico (SIG, para el análisis espacio temporal de 54 brotes de carbunclo rural en el partido de Azul, Bs. As., Argentina (Bacillus anthracis, use of a Geographical infoormation Service (GIS, for the temporary space analysis of 54 outbreaks of rural anthax in the county of Azul, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Vazquez P.

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    Full Text Available Resumen. El objeto de este trabajo es utilizar un Sistema de Información Geográfico (SIG para el análisis epidemiológico del Carbunclo Rural aplicado a un ecosistema ganadero, integrado por 618.000 bovinos, distribuidos en 1.350 establecimientos del partido de Azul, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Esto permitió estudiar hechos epidemiológicos de una enfermedad de antigua data como es el Carbunclo Rural. Su agente causal el Bacillus anthracis, posee la característica de formar esporos que permite mantenerse durante decenas de años en el ambiente com capacidad de transmitir la enfermedad a otrois animales susceptibles. Se describe la metodología para su diagnóstico y los distintos elementos que integran el Sistema de Información Geográfico. Los 54 brotes identificados entre los años 1989 / 2005 fueron georreferenciados para posteriormente relacionarlos con las vías de avenamiento de aguas del partido de Azul, lãs características de sus suelos y la ubicación de las poblaciones de las poblaciones rurales que comparten la zona de isorriesgo. Se plantea un sistema de alerta epidemiológico temprano para establecimientos ganaderos que comparten vías de avenamiento de agua en común con el brote de Carbunclo diagnosticado. El 93 % de los brotes ocurrieron en establecimientos que comparten vías de avenamiento, mientras que el 7 % restante en establecimientos ganaderos ubicados fuera del área de influencia de estas vías Summary. The objjective of this study was the use of a Geographical Information Service (GIS for the epidemiologiacal analysis of rural Anthrax applied to a catle ecosystem, which includes 618.000 cattle, distributed on 1.350 farms in the county of Azul, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This allowed studying long past epidemiological occurrences of a disease such as rural carbuncle Its causing egent is Bacillus anthracis, which has the property of forming spores That permit being maintained dozens of years in

  14. 朱丹溪脾胃观源流与特征初探%A Preliminary Study on the Origins and Characteristics of Zhu Danxi's Concept of Spleen-Stomach

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    沈堂彪

    2016-01-01

    Objective] The article analyzed the origins of Zhu Danxi's concept of the spleen-stomach and the characteristics of the prescription, and explored the content of the academic research of Zhu Danxi. [Methods] Through literature method, the control analysis of the formation of succession context of Zhu Danxi's concept of the spleen-stomach, from three aspects, it analyzes the main characteristics of the view of the spleen and stomach on the physiology and pathology of spleen-stomach, spleen and stomach disease treatment, and treatment through the spleen-stomach.[Results] Zhu Danxi's concept of the spleen-stomach had the close relation with apprentice teacher and famous experts. The basic viewpoints origin from Liu Wansu, draws expelling spleen and stomach drug laws of Li Dongyuan, critically to retain the Zhang Congzheng's spleen-stomach academics, fully inherit the clinical experience of Luo Zhiti, and then form the concept of the spleen-stomach on physiological and the characteristics including the emphasis on physiological and pathological of the spleen-stomach and the prescription by protecting spleen-stomach. The treatment methods through the spleen-stomach to treat the exogenous and miscellaneous disease, including the tonifying spleen and regulating qi to dispel six stagnation, tonifying spleen and strengthening qi to remove exogenous, tonifying spleen and nourishing blood to resolute carbuncle and abscess, tonifying spleen and sweat to eliminate malaria cough, applicable law of clearing stomach and intestinal. [Conclusion] The formation and characteristics of Zhu Danxi's concept of the spleen-stomach is of great practical significance for guiding the clinical application and the cultivation of traditional Chinese medicine.%[目的]探讨朱丹溪脾胃观形成源流及其理法方药规律与特点,拓展丹溪学术研究内容。[方法]以文献学的方法,对照分析朱丹溪脾胃观形成的师承脉络,从脾胃的生理

  15. 糖尿病与火毒%Diabetes and Fire Toxin

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    黄世敬; 王永炎

    2015-01-01

    The objective of the paper is to explore the etiology,prevention and treatment of diabetes and fire toxin. Through literature analysis and clinical practice,it had been summarized that the formation and development of fire toxin presented in the entire progression of diabetes. Fire is classified as the physiological fire and pathological fire and the toxin is as the exogenous toxin and the endogenous toxin. Fire toxin in diabe-tes is related with improper diet(overeating greasy,sweet and strong flavor food,over - indulgence of food in fire toxin property,irregular food intake and unclean food),over - emotional changes(such as depression,an-ger,liver stagnation transforming into fire,grief,worry,hyperactivity of heart fire)and improper living condi-tion. Fire toxin is yang heat in nature and consumes qi. Flaring - up of fire toxin produces wind and stirs blood,disturbs heart mind and results in carbuncles. The upper jiao injury by fire toxin causes the upper xi-ao,the retention of fire toxin in the middle jiao causes the middle xiao and in the lower jiao causes diabetes of the lower xiao. Additionally,the transformations of fire toxin lead to the complications of diabetes. The proper diet is the origin of the disease prevention and the regular living habit protects the genuine qi. Clearing heat, eliminating toxin combined with nourishing yin,and reducing fire and removing toxin to consolidate the root are the treatment principles. All of these provide the reference for the study on the prevention and treatment of diabetes.%文章旨在探讨糖尿病火毒的成因与防治。通过文献分析,结合临床实践,总结出火毒的形成与演变贯穿于糖尿病始终。火有生理之火和病理之火之分,毒有外来之毒与内生之毒之别。糖尿病火毒形成与饮食不节(如过食肥甘厚味、偏食火毒性食物、饥饱无度、饮食不洁),情志过极(如郁闷恼怒、肝郁化火,忧愁思虑、心火亢盛)以及生

  16. 清热药的特点及现代研究%Modern Research and Relationship of Heat-clearing Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    李瑞奇; 白明; 苗明三

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To explore relationship between heat-c1earing traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacological action,traditional Chinese medical indications,modern medical indications,medicine properties,flavour of a medicine,channel tropism,chemical composition.Methods:Use the " properties and flavour of traditional Chinese medicine database systems ",inquiry associated frequency between function " Heat-clearing" and pharmacological action,traditional Chinese medical indications,modern medical indications,medicine properties,flavour of a medicine,channel tropism,chemical composition,according to the frequency,take cover 2/3 of most high frequency for basic area,take cover 2/3 of remaining most high frequency for joint area,remaining for extended area.Results:Basic pharmacological action of heat-clearing traditional Chinese medicine are antibacterial,anti-inflammatory,antitumor,antipyretic,calm,affecting the cardiovascular system,diuresis; TCM basic indications are carbuncle swollen,jaundice,sore throat pain and swelling,boils,vomiting blood,eyes red swelling and pain,heat astringent pain,nose bleeding,edema,inflammation of the throat,erysipelas,headache,snake bite,wind heat cold ; modern medicine basic indications are eczema,bacillary dysentery,hypertension,chronic bronchitis,colds,burns,whooping cough,stomach ulcers,hepatitis,mumps,pneumonia,herpes zoster,edema,pain and swelling of the throat,duodenal ulcer,suppurative otitis media,dermatitis,headache,coronary heart disease,bronchitis,verruca,acute tonsillitis,diarrhea,hyperlipidemia,cough,jaundice;basic medicine properties of heat-cleating TCM are cold,micro-cold;basic flavour of a medicine combined with heatclearing traditional Chinese medicine are bitter,sweet; basic channel tropisms are liver,lung,stomach,large intestine,heart;the basic chemical compositions of heat-cleating traditional Chinese medicine are organic acid,flavonoids,glycosides,alkaloids,sugars,tannins,amino acids,esters,volatile oil

  17. The Characteristics and the Modern Research of Potency Cold%药性寒的特点及现代研究

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    肖开; 苗明三

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the relationship between the potency cold and functionality,the pharmacological effects,Chinese medicine attending,modern medicine attending,Smell,Meridian,chemical composition.Methods:The application of "traditional Chinese medicine functions-pharmacology-clinical database system",the query" cold "with the frequency of association between the pharmacological effects,Smell,Meridian,the function,Chinese medicine attending,modern medicine attending,chemical composition,based on the number of the frequency,take the highest frequency covers 2/3 as the basic category,the highest frequency covers the remaining 2/ 3 as joint areas,remaining as expansion areas.Results:the basic functions of the potency cold are heat,detoxification,cooling blood,swelling;basic pharmacological effects of potency cold are anti-bacterial,anti-inflammatory,anti-tumor,antipyretic,diuretic,affect the cardiovascular system,lowering blood pressure,sedation,analgesic,anti-cancer; the TCM Indications of potency cold are carbuncles,sore throat,jaundice,erysipelas,external treatment of eczema,boils,eczema,Wind hot cold,the hot leaching,the hot leaching astringent pain,pharyngitis,nose bleeding,red eyes,sore,vomiting blood,Mumps,blood in the stool,edema fullness; the modern medicine attending of potency cold are burns,eczema,psoriasis,dysentery,hepatitis,coronary heart disease,hypertension,hyperlipidemia,constipation gallbladder inflammation,herpes zoster,cervical erosion,flat warts,gastric ulcer,chronic bronchitis,chronic bronchitis,urticaria,mumps,whooping cough;the basic Smell often combined with potency cold is sweet and bitter; the basic Meridian of potency cold are liver,lung,stomach,heart,kidney; the basic chemical composition of potency cold are organic acids,alkaloids,carbohydrates,inorganic substances,amino acids,glycosides,llavonoids,esters,tannins,volatile oils.Conclusion:To determine the relationship between the potency cold and functionality,the pharmacological

  18. 朱槿花苞提取物治疗皮肤疖痈溃疡及其机制研究%Research in skin healing and repair function and mechanism of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn bud extract

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    姜霁洋; 徐涵; 白雪婷; 程訸; 林艳玲; 凌震; 陈一村; 石刚刚

    2015-01-01

    Aim To test the skin healing and repairing efficacy and the mechanism of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L bud extract by using the animal models. Methods KM mice were randomly divided into three groups:the model group, the positive control group, and the n-bu-tyl alcohol extract ( HrBN) group. Using the boils and carbuncles model, the healing condition of all the animals were observed. KM mice were kept in the SPF condition room and divided into five groups: the model group, the positive control group, and the low, middle, high dose groups. Using the full-thickness loss model, the repairing results of all the mice were ob-served. Through the antimicrobial test, the results of MIC and inhibition zone were obtained. The carbon clearance test was used to collect the blood at the time 5min and 15min, and get the liver and spleen, and the results of K andαwere obtained. Results In vivo ex-periments showed there was significant difference be-tween groups;the HrBN extract had the outstanding ef-ficacy in healing and repairing skin boils and full-thickness loss models. It had higher recovery rate than other ethanol extract, such as ethyl acetate extract and chloroform extract. In vitro experiments showed that the HrBN extract, ethyl acetate extract ( HrBE) ,AB-8 macroporous resin 30% alcohol part and 60% alcohol part had obvious antimicrobial efficacy. The carbon clearance test showed HrBN had a good effect in im-proving immune function, and it can increase the K and α. Conclusion HrBN in animal models exerts good skin healing and repairing efficacy, which might be related to its antibacterial activity and immunologic enhancement function.%目的:研究朱槿花苞提取物对小鼠皮肤疖痈溃疡模型的治疗作用,并对其可能作用机制进行探讨。方法将昆明小鼠分为模型组、阳性药组和朱槿花苞正丁醇萃取物( HrBN)组,采用小鼠疖痈模型,观察给药后实验结果。将昆明小鼠分为模型组、阳性药组和HrBN低、

  19. 清热药的特点及现代研究%Modern Research and Relationship of Heat-clearing Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    李瑞奇; 白明; 苗明三

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To explore relationship between heat-c1earing traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacological action,traditional Chinese medical indications,modern medical indications,medicine properties,flavour of a medicine,channel tropism,chemical composition.Methods:Use the " properties and flavour of traditional Chinese medicine database systems ",inquiry associated frequency between function " Heat-clearing" and pharmacological action,traditional Chinese medical indications,modern medical indications,medicine properties,flavour of a medicine,channel tropism,chemical composition,according to the frequency,take cover 2/3 of most high frequency for basic area,take cover 2/3 of remaining most high frequency for joint area,remaining for extended area.Results:Basic pharmacological action of heat-clearing traditional Chinese medicine are antibacterial,anti-inflammatory,antitumor,antipyretic,calm,affecting the cardiovascular system,diuresis; TCM basic indications are carbuncle swollen,jaundice,sore throat pain and swelling,boils,vomiting blood,eyes red swelling and pain,heat astringent pain,nose bleeding,edema,inflammation of the throat,erysipelas,headache,snake bite,wind heat cold ; modern medicine basic indications are eczema,bacillary dysentery,hypertension,chronic bronchitis,colds,burns,whooping cough,stomach ulcers,hepatitis,mumps,pneumonia,herpes zoster,edema,pain and swelling of the throat,duodenal ulcer,suppurative otitis media,dermatitis,headache,coronary heart disease,bronchitis,verruca,acute tonsillitis,diarrhea,hyperlipidemia,cough,jaundice;basic medicine properties of heat-cleating TCM are cold,micro-cold;basic flavour of a medicine combined with heatclearing traditional Chinese medicine are bitter,sweet; basic channel tropisms are liver,lung,stomach,large intestine,heart;the basic chemical compositions of heat-cleating traditional Chinese medicine are organic acid,flavonoids,glycosides,alkaloids,sugars,tannins,amino acids,esters,volatile oil