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Blood glucose and its function
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:09:31 PM »
Glucose is a simple sugar which is a permanent and immediate primary source of energy to all of the cells in our body. The glucose in blood is obtained from the food that you eat. This glucose gets absorbed by intestines and distributed to all of the cells in body through bloodstream and breaks it down for energy.
Body tries to maintain a constant supply of glucose for your cells by maintaining a constant blood glucose concentration. The concentration of glucose in blood, expressed in mg/dl, is defined by the term glycemia. The value of blood sugar in humans generally ranges from 70 - 100 mg/dl. Blood sugar levels are regulated by the hormones insulin and glucagon which act antagonistically. These two hormones are secreted by the islet cells of the pancreas, and thus are referred to as pancreatic endocrine hormones. When the blood glucose levels are high, insulin hormone secreted which causing liver to convert more glucose molecules into glycogen and when the blood glucose levels are low glucagon secreted and act on liver cells to promote the breakdown of glycogen to glucose and increases the blood glucose concentrations. Essentially blood glucose levels determine the time of secretion of these hormones.
The blood glucose level is easily changed under the influence of some external and internal factors such as body composition, age, physical activity and sex. Diabetes is a disease related by the abnormal metabolism of blood sugar and defective insulin production. So blood sugar levels are an important parameter for the study of diabetes. The level of glucose circulating in blood at a given time is called as blood glucose level. The blood glucose level varies at different time on various part of the day. Hypoglycemia is a possible side effect of diabetes medications in which blood glucose level drops below 70mg/dl. In people with diabetes, the body doesn't produce enough insulin or respond to insulin properly. The result is that sugar builds up in the blood stream, damaging the body's organs, blood vessels and nerves. The condition in which too much sugar is found in the blood stream is called hyperglycemia.
The blood glucose analysis is ordered to measure the amount of blood at the time of sample collection. It is used to detect both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia and via helping the diagnosis of diabetes. An ideal blood glucose estimation method should determine only glucose. It is adaptable for both macro- and semi micro- techniques.
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Zone of Inhibition Test for Antimicrobial Activity
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 08:13:20 PM »
•   A bacterial or fungal strain of interest is grown in pure culture.
•   Using a sterile swab, a suspension of the pure culture is spread evenly over the face of a sterile agar plate.
•   The antimicrobial agent is applied to the center of the agar plate (in a fashion such that the antimicrobial doesn't spread out from the center).
•   The agar plate is incubated for 18-24 horus, at a temperature suitable for the test microorganism.
•   If antimicrobial agent leaches from the object into the agar and then exerts a growth-inhibiting effect, then a clear zone (the zone of inhibition) appears around the test product.
•   The size of the zone of inhibition is usually related to the level of antimicrobial activity present in the sample or product - a larger zone of inhibition usually means that the antimicrobial is more potent.
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Re: Blood glucose and its function
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 01:54:15 AM »
Informative.
Abu Naser Md. Ahsanul Haque
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