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    Porphyria is a disease dealing with an abnormality of the metabolic processes in the body. In particular, there is an insufficiency of the body to process porphyrins which are a metal-containing pigment. However, porphyria is actually a group of diseases with the commonality of the accumulation of porphyrins or porphyrin precursors. Porphyria is derived from the Greek word porphyrous meaning reddish-purple. Urine from patients display a reddish-purple hue due to the presence of excess amounts of

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    Critical Comparison of Porphyrias Lover and My Last Dutchess Both of these poems are based around the concept of power and possesion. They tell the story of obssesional lovers. The effect of using dramatic monologue to convey this idea is very effective. The first poem, Porphyrias Lover, was written in the mid ninteenth century, around 1842. It is the dramatic monologue of the Lover. It is not made known who the recipient of this poem is. I believe it to be an internal monologue, the Lover

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    Vampires Real?

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    Vampires Are Real With today’s media a fascination with monsters has risen to an all-time high. One monster in particular, though, has become the center point for all attention, the vampire. Many believe the existence of vampires is just a myth. One valid arguments of non-believers is that if vampires did exist, wouldn’t they have depleted their food source? Early legends of vampires are supported by the belief that people suffering from a deadly, but rare, blood disease not vampirism. Believers

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    Vampires vs Werewolves

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    Lauren Gallatin Pro.J.Kinder ENC1101 3/23/13 Creatures of the Night There are two creatures or “monsters” that are known to lurk in the shadows; Vampires and werewolves. Over centuries there has been a huge debate as to which one is superior. Vampires and werewolves have always fought each other from the beginning as born enemies. Some say the werewolves are superior because they are stronger and others say the vampires are superior because they are smarter. It comes down to brawn versus brains

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    Porphyria Research Paper

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    Porphyria is very rare because there are less than 20,000 cases per year. Porphyria includes hemoglobin, and hemoglobin is what carries oxygen in the blood. Porphyria helps carry the oxygen. The symptoms are pain areas in the abdomen. Constipation, Nausea, or vomiting.Rashes, blisters, or darkening of the skin. Your nervous system is not working correctly. Another symptom is Muscular cramping or muscular weakness. Sensitive to light. Also common symptoms are anxiety, fast heart beating, and itching

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    Let me tell the story of a little girl who grew up loving film. I vividly remember sitting at the foot of my mother’s bed watching television movies on our old big box TV. I grew up with chronic Asthma, so as a child I would often find comfort in moving images on the screen as the continuous hums from the nebulizer soothe me and the steroids released my constricted airways. Around the age of six I learned to give myself Asthma treatments without waking my working single mother. I would come into

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    true causes. This, in turn, has led to some interesting connections between fictional ideas and medical cases that are very real. One of these such disorders is called porphyria, and it heavily influenced the way vampires were perceived in both literature and early movies. Porphyria, specifically Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria, is a rare hereditary blood disorder. The likelihood that this disorder will be present is less than one in a million, yet more common in relatively isolated populations

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    Porphyria is a disease that affects the body’s red blood cells mutating them to where the hemes enzyme is nonexistent (Daempfle, 2016). The hemes job is to accumulate oxygen in the blood cells, so when it does not store the hemes the porphyrins amass causing issues. These issues or symptoms manifest as extreme hair development, hunger for blood, photosensitivity, skin abrasions, receding gum lines, and worst of all it impairs organs (Daempfle, 2016). Due to the body’s failure to produce hemes blood

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    Porphyrias Lover, My Last Duchess and The Flea all have the theme of love in them Porphyrias Lover, My Last Duchess and The Flea all have the theme of love in them. But they are not all the same theme of love for example Porphyrias Lover is obsessive and seductive love whereas; The Flea is more like sexual love. Robert Browning writes both Porphyrias Lover and My Last Duchess and John Donne writes The Flea. I think Porphyrias Lover and My Last Duchess are alike as Robert Browning uses

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    The UROS Gene & Congenital Erythropoeitic Porphyria Zachary T. Hall BIOL 301 – 005 October 23, 2014   Introduction Congenital Erythropoeitic Porphyria (CEP), originally called congenital hepatoporphyria (also known as Gunther’s Disease), is the rarest form of a group of uniquely distinct autosomally inherited disorders first classified and discovered by German physician Hans Gunther in the first decade of the twentieth century. Due to its relatively new discovery and rarity, CEP does not have

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