Lab practicals really relax me.
Even when I’m being assessed! I love the absolute necessity of organisation and general cleanliness to make your practical work as best it can.
the next time you think you’re lonely, just remember you have about 25 billion white blood cells in your body protecting your sorry little ass with their life. you have 25 billion friends who would die for you. no need for tears.
It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum
holy shit that’s amazing
damn Nature, you cray
The 2013 limited edition ambulance poppy. Under £3 and supports a great cause. Will be collecting every year. I have the 2014 poppy on order. Link to their website below:
We played a great part in WW1. We even have a FA kit at our unit from the era.
St John Ambulance. Lest We Forget.
JOINTS IN MOTION
As said by IFL science
Cameron Drake of San Francisco has created a collection of magnificent images showing joints in motion. He was aided by orthopedic physician Dr. Noah Weiss and the finished product is completely amazing. If you’d like to know more about the project, please check out Drake’s blog.
This picture shows a 49-years-old woman with Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa (ENV), a rare form of chronic lymphedema that causes progressive cutaneous hypertrophy.
The edema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitial tissue: beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body and it is clinically shown as swelling.
Six factors can contribute to the formation of edema:
- Increased hydrostatic pressure in the capillaries;
- Reduced oncotic pressure within blood vessels;
- Increased tissue oncotic pressure;
- Increased blood vessel wall permeability (for example in anaphylaxis or in inflammation);
- Obstruction of fluid clearance in the lymphatic system (lymphedema);
- Changes in the water retaining properties of the tissues themselves. Raised hydrostatic pressure often reflects retention of water and sodium by the kidney.
Edema can be generalized (Anasarca, usually caused by liver failure, renal failure/disease, right-sided heart failure, as well as severe malnutrition/protein deficiency) or organ-specific, through tissue specific mechanisms:
- Lymphedema, where abnormal accumulation of interstitial fluid is caused by failure of the lymphatic system. This may be due to obstruction, destruction of lymph vessels by radiotherapy, or infiltration of the lymphatics by infection (such as elephantiasis).
- Myxedema, a cutaneous edema, which is caused by increased deposition of mucopolysaccharides, that hold water in the skin.
- Cerebral edema, where there is an extracellular fluid accumulation in the brain. It causes drowsiness or loss of consciousness.
- Pulmonary edema occurs when the pressure in blood vessels in the lung is raised because of obstruction to the removal of blood via the pulmonary veins. This is usually due to failure of the left ventricle of the heart. It can also occur in altitude sickness or on inhalation of toxic chemicals. Pulmonary edema produces shortness of breath. Pleural effusions may occur when fluid also accumulates in the pleural cavity.
- Periorbital edema is the edema surrounding the eyes. The periorbital tissues are most noticeably swollen immediately after waking, perhaps as a result of the gravitational redistribution of fluid in the horizontal position.
(Picture by The New England Journal of Medicine).
Here’s to all the kids who didn’t get into med school this year. To the kids who missed their acceptance by a grade or two. Here’s to those in that group that go to uni, anyway, after being told they’re not good enough.
To the kids who study biomed sciences, biology, anything, for three whole…
I posted this around a year ago, extremely dissatisfied with myself and my grades at A level. But one year on my determination to study medicine is still burning in my chest.
I got in to one of the best universities in the UK to study Human Biology. And I’m hoping to achieve a postgraduate medicine degree.
You will find a way, guys. Stay true.
Listen up guys. My GCSEs were great! 4A* 7A. My A levels however were very mediocre where medicine is concerned (AACb)
As you can see below my AS levels were kinda suckish too. Needless to say I got no offer from medical school…
You’re worried far too early, my friend. If you get high Bs just beg your tutors to predict you an A. Tell them you want to do medicine. Most of them will help push you to up your B to an A in the final year.
It’s really all about the personal statement, the passion, the determination. Everyone has three As in medical school. People with three As who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about their patient are rubbish doctors.
I’m doing a HBio degree and reapplying to post grad medicine. If you get those As next year but no offers, take a year out and reapply to medicine.
If you want it enough to take low grades on the chin, you will excel as a doctor. End of story.