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Fetal Circulation – outline notes

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

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 (adsbygoogle = more...

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Clinical Terminology | Blood Pathologies

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

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 |

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 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4816419112981891", enable_page_level_ads: true more...

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Intro to Disease – outline notes

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

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 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4816419112981891", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Major killers of more...

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Endocrine System – outline notes

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

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 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ more...

Misc Articles , Physiology outline notes