| Political Talk|| re: Joel Osteens church gets burglarized over night. - Elephino on 3/13/14 at 10:37 am|
I am not a fan of Mr. Osteen's brand of preaching. I think he sounds like Kane from Poltergeist ("Cross over children. All are welcome. All welcome. Go into the Light. There is peace and serenity in the light"). However, he is apparently honest about what he is doing [link=(http://www.youtube.com/...
| O-T Lounge|| re: who is the best actor of the past generations? - Elephino on 3/5/14 at 5:30 pm|
Maybe I missed it, but I did not see Morgan Freeman listed anywhere. He's pretty good. He has also been rated as one of the most underpaid per role....
| Political Talk|| re: Yes or No....does Lerner show up and spill the beans today? - Elephino on 3/5/14 at 8:59 am|
She was notified before questioning that her appearance today was a continuation of the same subpoena from May. She was then notified that the committee had determined based on her initial declaration of "innocence" that she had effectively waived her 5th amendment right. Not sure it makes a diffe...
| Political Talk|| re: Lois Lerner to appear before committee 9:30 ET - Elephino on 3/5/14 at 8:35 am|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear - Elephino on 3/4/14 at 12:20 pm|
The comments are awesome!
[quote]Confucius said "He who sits in church and wears no underwear sit in PEW!!"[/quote]
[quote]It also helps to keep the flies off of the chicken at the church picnics![/quote]...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Yale Look-A-Like thread - Elephino on 2/27/14 at 6:36 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Have you ever been shat on by a bird? - Elephino on 2/19/14 at 7:14 am|
Yes. Standing in line outside of the galley in Orlando. We had as many seagulls as mosquitoes. I was wearing working whites. Half hit the brim of my cover and the other half hit my shoulder. I think everyone stationed there got shat on at least once. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Snake Bite Question. - Elephino on 2/17/14 at 1:29 pm|
I teach this exact lecture to 3rd year pharmacy students in their Toxicology therapeutics module. I rather enjoy poisonous plants and animals....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Snake Bite Question. - Elephino on 2/17/14 at 1:16 pm|
Yes and no. Each of the venom toxins are peptide/protein in nature, so antibodies can and will be made. The issue with toxicity is dose-related. You would not make enough antibody to protect you from a full-grown eastern diamondback that released a high venom yield (400-900 mg). Some people have...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Advice from an ER doctor to drug seekers - Elephino on 2/11/14 at 6:40 pm|
What an expensive waste of time. Tell them to drink a $4 bottle of Robitussin DM. It makes for a much more interesting XBOX experience (sarcasm)....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Advice from an ER doctor to drug seekers - Elephino on 2/11/14 at 6:36 pm|
Your perspective is accurate for your profession, and I do not disagree. One of the main issue with addicts is that they have to determine when they have had enough. It's miserable to waste effort on an unwilling addict. Treatment for willing individuals should be changed; methadone is only margi...
| O-T Lounge|| re: LSU Bar in DC for Game - Elephino on 1/28/14 at 7:53 pm|
Capital City Brew Pub if you're near the convention center....
| Political Talk|| re: Heart Surgeon declares "we were wrong" re causes of heart disease - Elephino on 1/26/14 at 9:12 am|
Not exactly an earth shattering revelation. Inflammation is the natural response to injury. The pathophysiology behind plaque formation is well-defined and requires the production of cell adhesion molecules (VCAM). His oversimplification as to the cause is a bit suspect though. Some injury may resul...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 7:14 pm|
Data has been sort of odd depending on the selected outcome. Some claim decreases in blood sugar due to increased insulin response. I recall one study that showed a decrease in postprandial blood glucose when consumed with a high carb meal. However, the glucose levels spiked after a couple hours. Po...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 6:44 pm|
I'm always trying to keep relevant topics for my students; thanks. My big concern with HMB is the calcium. It comes as the calcium salt typically. Most articles report a minimum of 3 grams for efficacy with doses as high as 12-15 grams. That's a boatload of excess calcium, which is bad for the kidne...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 6:35 pm|
Any use absent a valid medical condition is abuse. But keep justifying. I'm not judging. I drink beer; a lot. It's the nectar of the gods. It's not good for my liver. I've come to terms with the sacrifice of days from my life....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 6:26 pm|
Testosterone decreases naturally in men starting in their late 30s early 40s. Low T is a natural part of life. There are people young and old with abnormally low levels, and yes testosterone therapy is often effective. Young people that abuse testosterone based steroids prior to reaching full maturi...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 6:14 pm|
Let me see if I can refute your "not worse than" assertion in a way you can understand. Steroids target nuclear receptors, which means they have several barriers to overcome in order to reach their target. Generally speaking, the greasier (carbon to noncarbon ratio) the steroid, the better. Unfortun...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 5:58 pm|
I actually teach an elective in vitamins, herbals, and neutriceuticals. I would love some anecdotal accounts from people who have used high dose HMB or tongkat ali (ingredient from some testojack varieties). Yes, I even lift bro. Usually I have my blood drawn in class and pick a supplement to test e...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 5:15 pm|
Just like in your post. Read back through the whole thread. It is not a steroid of any kind. It is a beta2 adrenergic drug based off of the original structure of epinephrine....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 4:52 pm|
We're good :cheers:
Check my post history and low post count. I always jump in to drug threads. Structurally, clenbuterol is very similar to albuterol and colterol. The chlorines significantly affect potency, lipophilicity, and half-life (difficult to metabolize). Albuterol, formoterol, and salme...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 4:39 pm|
I have a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences with a specialty in medicinal chemistry. I am also a professor in a college of pharmacy. Which website provided you with your vast drug chemistry knowledge?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Bieber's actions blamed on steroid use (Clenbuterol) - Elephino on 1/25/14 at 4:31 pm|
Absolutely not classified as a thyroid agent. It is a selective beta-2 agonist predicated by the tert-butyl group on the amine, as well as disubstitution with chlorines at the 3 and 5 position of the aromatic ring. It can negatively affect the thyroid by increasing the BMR, which is part of it's abu...
| Political Talk|| re: We're number one! - Elephino on 1/23/14 at 4:14 pm|
I had no idea SC was the least corrupt. I must say, I have enjoyed my time living in the upstate....
| O-T Lounge|| re: SPIN-OFF Are there any Pro Athletes who can legitmately act and Play music? - Elephino on 1/16/14 at 2:29 pm|
[link=(http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0624202/)]Cam Neely (Sea Bass)[/link]
| Political Talk|| re: Effectiveness of the Flu Vaccine - Elephino on 1/8/14 at 10:21 am|
[quote]The strain going around was not one of the stains included in the shot this year.[/quote]
Actually, the strain being reported this year in serious cases, pH1N1, [link=(http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/han00359.asp)]report[/link]. Is one of the strains included in the trivalent vaccine this ye...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Has anyone here dated an Indian chick? - Elephino on 1/6/14 at 8:48 am|
Uber famous Bollywood actress, model, and pageant queen. She's older now, but has aged well...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Should Marijuana be referred to as "medicine"? - Elephino on 1/3/14 at 2:59 pm|
[quote]marketing an active ingredient as an approved drug, they have a monopoly on the ingredient, EVEN IF it was produced naturally and simply concentrated.[/quote]
Two different patents - one for the chemical entity (and every conceivable analogue) and the second for use. In the case of red ye...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Should Marijuana be referred to as "medicine"? - Elephino on 1/3/14 at 2:43 pm|
[quote]they took the lovostatin out of the red rice yeast.[/quote]
This. Lovastatin in red yeast rice is only produced by a very specific strain of yeast during fermentation. All the stuff sold know uses a different or genetically altered strain that should produce subtherapeutic levels of lova...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going to Chicago for Navy boot camp Monday and just a little curious. - Elephino on 1/3/14 at 2:33 pm|
[quote]Don't fall asleep on watch [/quote]
Worse...no matter the intestinal distress, do not shite on watch. My company was out one day while I was alone in our barracks on watch when the urge hit. I figured no one would ever know for the 5 minutes I was gone. Just as I was feeling some relief ...