32 Answered Questions for the topic Medicine

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Clinical nursing question

A nurse summons you too assess a 300-pound, one-day post-operative cholecystectomy patient. He has no fever, has no productive cough, and has a negative chest x ray. He is, however, reluctant to... more

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Blood clotting inside a syringe

Can someone explain the mechanism of blood clot formation inside a syringe? Not inside a blood vessel, why does it happen?
Medicine Anatomy Physiology

02/28/21

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how to be register as a tutor on Wyzant? I am aMedical doctor and professor

01/25/21

Pathophysiology Clinical Scenario Question

A 16-year-old girl is seen by her primary care doctor because her parents are concerned about her binge eating and their recent discovery that she engages in self-induced vomiting. Initial... more

12/17/20

Enumerate at least three concrete applications of the importance of Mole concept in the field of Medicine.

The only applications I can think of are so doctors can avoid giving an overdose to their patients. Any suggestion is welcomed. Thank you!

10/17/20

Question regarding bcaa branched chain amino acids?

I recently consumed high amounts of soya chunks for muscle growth while resistance training but recently i am suffering from depression. I recently red bcaa in high amounts blocks the pathways that... more
Medicine Physics Chem

12/14/19

Turbulence and Poiseuille's equation

(P3) [8 points] Poiseuille’s equation does not hold if the flow velocity is high enough that turbulence sets in. The onset of turbulence occurs when the so-called Reynolds number Re, exceeds... more

Is it possible to synthesize chiral version of an organism (incompatible with our pathogens)?

In theory, it should be possible to synthesize chiral (mirror image) version of some organism: with all molecules replaced with their enantiomers, e.g. L-sugars in place of our D-sugars.Direct... more

06/19/19

Can/Have cancer cells be/been used in stem cell culture lines?

Since Cancer cells have unlimited growth potential, can they be induced towards totipotency and pluripotency? If so, can cancer cells be used in stem cell culture because of similar properties of... more
Medicine Anatomy Physiology

05/30/19

Bone transplant

I know you can’t graft parts of bone and transplant bone marrow. I was wondering if someone would be able to tell me why we can’t transplant complete bones from someone who died.

Blood draw from the elderly or those with tiny veins?

A lot of people have very small veins making it next to impossible to draw blood. Would a nitroglycerin tablet (or some other vasodilator) before drawing blood help to enlarge veins?
Medicine Pharmacology

05/12/19

Homeopathy is placebo, but isn't placebo good?

I never considered homeopathy as a serious and scientific medicine, and now we have plenty of evidence supporting this... more

04/29/19

Can/Have cancer cells be/been used in stem cell culture lines?

Since Cancer cells have unlimited growth potential, can they be induced towards totipotency and pluripotency? so, can cancer cells be used in stem cell culture because of similar properties of... more

04/26/19

Does homeopathic or herbal treatment of cancer have any scientific recognition?

Even though we have a very high tech society, cancer is still a serious issue. We humans still are not entirely capable of fighting cancer. Radiation and chemotherapy are still considered the best... more
Medicine Pharmacology

04/20/19

Is half-a-tablet of X a substitute for a tablet of X/2?

This may be anecdotal. At the pharmacy earlier, the prescription called for a drug with X mg of the target chemical. The pharmacy however only had stock of a higher potency of the same brand. E.g.... more

04/12/19

How big is an atom?

How does drug-induced photosensitivity work?

Some drugs (tetracyclines, for instance) can cause photosensitivity reactions—that is, some patients become extremely sensitive to the sun, developing rashes or inflammation after spending time in... more

04/08/19

Accommodation mechanism.?

Can anyone explain how contraction of the ciliary muscles causes relaxation of the zonules? Please explain it anatomically i.e. the attachments of ciliary muscles and its relation with the... more

04/03/19

Could a high TSH level mean a problem with the pituitary gland?

When our physician suspects we might have a problem with our thyroid he sends us to check the TSH level in our blood. If there is a lot of TSH in the blood it means that the thyroid can't work... more

03/27/19

What causes swelling after impact?

Why does the head swell after getting hit by something hard? What is the liquid that forms after impact?

Why are pharmacology studies so experimental?

I am a med student, and as far as I see from our pharmacology lectures, pharmacologists work almost completely experimental. Quite typically they take a substance (e.g., from nature), they add,... more

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