1. Respiratory therapist.
2. Radiation therapy.
3. Reverse transcriptase.
The synthesis of cDNA (complementary DNA) from RNA by reverse transcription (RT) and The amplification of a specific cDNA by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). RT-PCR has been used to measure viral load with HIV and may also be used with other RNA viruses such as measles and mumps.
The French abortion pill, also known as mifepristone. RU-486 has been used in combination with another drug called misoprostol, terminate pregnancy at an early stage. It is used with women who are no more than 7 weeks pregnant. The drug has 95% effectiveness. About 5% of women using RU-486 in early pregnancies need additional medical […]
- Rubella (historical note)
“Paul Parkman and Harry Myer (Americans develop vaccine for rubella (German measles).” In reality, several vaccines against rubella were developed and tested. Other contributors included Lepow, Veronelli, Hostetler, and Robbins. Frederick Robbins subsequently shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954, albeit for the “discovery of the ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow […]
- Rubella immunization
The standard MMR vaccine is given to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). The MMR vaccine is now given in two dosages. The first should be given at 12-15 months of age. The second vaccination should be given at 4-6 years. Most children should receive MMR vaccinations. Exceptions may include children born with an […]
- Rubella syndrome
The constellation of abnormalities caused by infection with the rubella (German measles) virus before birth. The syndrome is characterized by multiple congenital malformations (birth defects) and mental retardation. The individual features of the syndrome include growth retardation, microcephaly (abnormally small head), cataracts, glaucoma, microphthalmia (abnormally small eyes), cardiovascular malformations, hearing loss, and mental retardation. Deafness […]