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History of Disease – chronological highlights

By at September 30, 2011 | 8:01 am | 1 Comments

Ancient Civilizations -- Medicine - 4000 - 1000 BCE - Illness and death attributed to punishment from gods -Magic and spells used for treatment -opium, herbal remedies, acupuncture 3000 BCE writing develops, wheel used for chariots 420 BCE -Hippocrates - "Father of Medicine"  -- Greek -teaches importance of observation and diagnosis over magic in more...

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Mechanism of Atherosclerosis – lecture notes

By at September 29, 2011 | 6:48 am | 5 Comments

Atherosclerosis - #1 killer in the United States *coronary artery disease I.  Disease of arteries (blood vessels that supply nutrients to tissue) A. Dysfunction of the blood vessels lining B. Leads to build up of lipids (low density lipoproteins, LDL’s) and macrophages within wall of vessel C. This buildup results in plague formation and obstruction of blood more...

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Flu vs Cold – outline notes

By at September 29, 2011 | 6:38 am | 2 Comments

I. Common Cold A. Causative agent - virus 1. 5 different viruses – over 100 strains B. Symptoms 1. Respiratory infection a. Sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, congestion (thick yellow mucus) C. Cannot catch a cold from: 1. Draft, wet hair, sudden drop in temperature D. No vaccine II. Flu (Influenza) A. Causative agent - virus 1. Strains – evolve very more...

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Homeostatic Imbalances of the Skin | Skin Cancer

By at September 28, 2011 | 8:14 pm | 0 Comment

A. Baterial, viral, yeast, cancer B. Most tumors of skin are benign and do not metastasize. Ex) wart 1. Some are malignant or cancerous C. Skin Cancers 1. Basal cell carcinoma a. Most common, least malignant b. Stratum basale cells proliferate and invade dermis and hypodermis c. Slow growing d. Surgical removal ---99% cure 2. Squamous cell carcinoma a. more...

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Benefits of Fitness – outline notes

By at September 28, 2011 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Fitness – Enables body to perform physical activity Sedentary – opposite of physical activity Benefits of Fitness -promotes health and prevents disease -inactivity contributes to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, hypertension -Fitness leads to -restful sleep -body repairs injuries, builds muscle, strengthen immunity -limits body fat and adds lean more...

Misc Articles , Physiology outline notes