Ubichinon Compositum: a Heel remedy for the temporary relief from symptoms of chronic illness including fatigue, effects of toxin build-up, slow metabolism and weakened constitution.
Unda: a renowned line of homeopathics manufactured by Seroyal.
Uninformed Consent: The Hidden Dangers in Dental Care: a book written by Doctors Huggins and Levy, who have spent years studying the toxic effects of dental materials. They have written an authoritative book that accomplishes their stated purpose of "making the reader aware of the enormous and wide-ranging effects of dental toxicity." The authors have done an excellent job of describing the medical research in lay terms. They cover dental sources of toxicity, the body's reactions, specific diseases suspected or known to be caused by dental materials, and suggestions for dealing with such toxicity. Although a chapter with more clearly detailed information about alternative dental materials and detoxification methods would have been helpful, this work is well researched and well written.
University of Chicago Medical Center: a hospital in Chicago, Illinoise. The University of Chicago Medical Center has been at the forefront of medicine for more than 75 years--delivering extraordinary care to patients from all parts of the world. U.S.News & World Report named us to the prestigious Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals--the top 18 hospitals in the nation.
Unmyelinated nerve: a nerve made up largely, or exclusively, of unmyelinated fibres; a nerve composed of axons having no myelin covering, but lying in troughs in Schwann cells; a slow conducting nerve.
urinary tract infections: an infection caused by bacteria in the urethra. Normally, urine is sterile. It is usually free of bacteria, viruses, and fungi but does contain fluids, salts, and waste products. An infection occurs when tiny organisms, usually bacteria from the digestive tract, cling to the opening of the urethra and begin to multiply. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. Most infections arise from one type of bacteria, Escherichia coli (E. coli), which normally lives in the colon. In many cases, bacteria first travel to the urethra. When bacteria multiply, an infection can occur. An infection limited to the urethra is called urethritis. If bacteria move to the bladder and multiply, a bladder infection, called cystitis, results. If the infection is not treated promptly, bacteria may then travel further up the ureters to multiply and infect the kidneys. A kidney infection is called pyelonephritis.
Urovac vaccine: an immune-boosting vaginal suppository made from 10 heat-killed strains of common Urinary Tract Infection(UTI)-causing bacteria. In early trials, 55% of the women who received the vaccine plus booster doses remained free of recurrences at six months, compared to 22% who got a dummy vaccine or the vaccine without boosters. This vaccine is another form of treatment for UTI as bacterial strains are becoming resistant to many common antibiotics that are prescribed for such infections.
uterine fibroid: noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during your childbearing years. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. As many as three out of four women have uterine fibroids, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. Your doctor may discover them incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound. In general, uterine fibroids cause no problems and seldom require treatment. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove fibroids if you have discomfort or troublesome symptoms. Rarely, fibroids can require emergency treatment if they cause sudden, sharp pelvic pain