GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE

Cell excitability

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Cell excitability

Physiological processes (e.g. nervous conduction, the release of transmitters and hormones, muscle contractility) depend on cell excitability. Therefore, excitability and excitation of cells is tightly regulated. Resting membrane potential (Vm)…

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Cardiovascular physiology

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Cardiovascular physiology

The purpose of the cardiovascular system is to ensure perfusion of the tissues with blood, allowing for the delivery of nutrients and oxygen, and the removal of metabolites including CO2….

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Respiratory pathophysiology

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Respiratory pathophysiology

The effect of disease on respiratory function is best demonstrated by changes in the measurements of air flow, lung volumes and gas transfer. Diagnosis, management and monitoring of respiratory problems…

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Hypothalamus and pituitary

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Hypothalamus and pituitary

The endocrine system is composed of several ductless glands that secrete chemical messengers known as hormones directly into the bloodstream. At target tissues, hormones interact with specific high-affinity receptors located…

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Blood pressure

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Blood pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure in the systemic cardiovascular system and is reported as central arterial pressure (i.e. equivalent to that in a large artery at the…

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Enzymes

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Enzymes

Enzymes are biological catalysts that are involved in most biochemical reactions. As with catalysts in chemistry, they speed up chemical reactions and this is achieved by lowering the activation energy…

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Cancer

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Cancer

Normal cell growth is controlled by the cell cycle. A series of events ensures a cell grows and divides to produce two identical daughter cells when necessary. Cells enter the…

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Immunopathology

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Immunopathology

Diseases that involve tissue damage as a consequence of inappropriate adaptive immune responses can be categorised on the basis of either the source of the stimulating antigens (allergy or autoimmunity)…

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The motor system

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on The motor system

The motor system is part of the central nervous system (CNS) and controls voluntary movements. Multiple brain regions work together to ensure coordinated motor control utilising a series of neurones…

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