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Fetal Circulation – outline notes

By at October 5, 2011 | 5:59 am | 1 Comments

The lungs of a fetus are non-functional. There are special structures that allow blood flow to bypass the fetal lungs. Not until birth do the lungs gain their normal function. Umbilical Cord -Umbilical Vein – high Oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus -Umbilical Arteries (two) – Carbon dioxide and waste from fetus to mother Pathway of Blood in more...

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Clinical Terminology | Blood Pathologies

By at October 5, 2011 | 5:38 am | 0 Comment

Red Blood Cells --Anemia - blood has abnormally low oxygen carrying capacity Causes: -insufficient # of RBC’s -hemorrhagic anemias - blood loss -hemolytic anemias - RBC’s ruptured -aplastic anemias - destruction of red bone marrow -decreased hemoglobin content -iron deficiency anemia -microcytes - small pale RBC’s -pernicious anemia - B12 deficiency more...

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Pathway to Cancer – lecture notes

By at October 3, 2011 | 10:29 am | 21 Comments

I. Understanding Cell Fundamentals A. Fertilization Occurs in Fallopian tube B. Zygote 1. Sperm meets egg 2. Single cell contains all DNA a. Half from mom and half from dad C. Adult – 75 trillion cells II. Cell division A. Single cell (parent) divides into identical daughter cells B. Daughter cells 1. Identical genetically to each other and parent 2. Half more...

Misc Articles , Physiology outline notes

Intro to Disease – outline notes

By at October 2, 2011 | 6:58 am | 4 Comments

Infectious disease -#1 killer worldwide -#3 in United States: only behind heart disease and cancers Infectious Disease is caused by microbes -bacteria -viruses -protozoa and fungi Major killers of humanity evolved from animal diseases How Evolution Works -evolution is descent with modification -accumulation of mistakes over time -those mistakes give some more...

Misc Articles , Physiology outline notes

Endocrine System – outline notes

By at October 1, 2011 | 9:40 am | 8 Comments

I. Endocrine Axis Endocrine Gland --- Hormone --- Blood --- Target tissue --- Effect II. Hormones – chemical messengers A. 3 classes 1. Amino acid derivatives -catecholamines – from tyrosine -epinephrine and norepinephrine -thyroid hormones – from tyrosine -melatonin – tryptophan 2. Peptide Hormones - chains of amino acids -pituitary, hypothalamus, more...

Misc Articles , Physiology outline notes