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September 25, 2022

BehindTheMedspeak: Posture makes a huge difference in how fast a pill works

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Most interesting and useful Washington Post story short: If you lean to your right while sitting upright, it takes 10 minutes for a pill to dissolve.

Leaning to the left makes it take 100 minutes — a tenfold difference.

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Sitting upright in a neutral position, a pill takes 23 minutes to dissolve.

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The article is worth reading because its information will immediately improve your life and those of others should you spread the news.

The original scientific paper, "Computational modeling of drug dissolution in the human stomach: Effects of posture and gastroparesis on drug bioavailability," published in the August edition of Physics of Fluids, is here.

Lagniappe: my Crack Mnemonic Team©® came up with "Do it RIGHT!" 

Not bad, considering....

September 25, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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