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Article #2
By - Mawani
Subject - Big Words

Now you may think useing big words make you cool, but you think wrong. What would you say if you heard someone say 'Methylxanthines inhibit adenosine receptors, causing central nervous system stimulation, tachycardia, and vasoconstriction. In addition, they inhibit the enzyme phosphodiesterase, stimulating catecholamine release. Methylxanthines increase free calcium of muscle cells, thereby increasing muscular contractility.4 Clinical signs of
methylxanthine overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, polyuria, polydipsia, hyperactivity, ataxia, tachycardia, tachypnea, hypertension, weakness, cardiac arrhythmias, tremors, seizures, coma, and death (generally from cardiac arrhythmias and/or respiratory failure). Hypokalemia can also occur from polyuria and vomiting.1,4 Patients may even appear to bounce when dropped on their feet from a few inches.'? That is right! You would run away from the smart man and ask your mommy what methylxanthines are.

So before you even try saying a big word think twice about it... You may save someone's life, or may not get beat up by the school bully. Just remember 'Say No To Big Words'.

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