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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)  (also spelled “thiamin”) Function of Thiamine: Function: plays in carbohydrate breakdown and nerve conduction. Deficiency States: Also associated with malabsorption, dialysis, and protein-calorie under nutrition. In addition to insufficient intakes of thiamin from the diet, the causes of thiamin deficiency include lower absorption or higher excretion...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamin Bootcamp

Last week we covered the regulation of vitamins, this week as we continue “Vitamin Bootcamp” we will do an overview of these amazing compounds that sit out front on the shelves of Thompson Pharmacy. The first question we will answer is “what does a vitamin do?” Vitamins in general...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamins

For the next couple of months, we will journey through our vitamin aisle at Thompson Pharmacy.  We pharmacists have a high level of expertise with vitamins. I’ll be providing you with the therapeutic uses of each vitamins, as well as uses for vitamins as therapeutic agents.  We will also...

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Clinician’s Corner: SERMs

As we move through the month of October, we are discussing women’s health issues.  The first three units we discussed breast cancer. Last week we discussed raloxifene and tamoxifen, which are SERMS (selective estrogen receptor modifiers).  Estrogen receptors are present throughout the body. SERMs can block or stimulate various...

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