This blog is my journal in terms of med school. My name is Camille and I want to become a surgeon. If you have any questions, ask away, I'll happily reply! Much love.
moshita:

The arteries of the heart
Ilias kontonikolas

Couldn’t help myself. So beautiful. 

moshita:

The arteries of the heart

Ilias kontonikolas

Couldn’t help myself. So beautiful. 

Fig 1. - Diagram of the medulla spinalis.

Fig 2. - Transverse section of the MS in the mid-thoracic region. 

If you’d like to know more about the spinal cord(also known as the medulla spinalis, you gotta love Latin!), here is a little article.

Illustrations by Henry Gray.

Sunday, March 30, 2014
mynotes4usmle:

knowmedge:

There are four types of hypersensitivity reactions.
Type I is IgE-mediated and occurs very quickly after exposure. It is associated with allergens such as bee stings, peanuts, and certain medications, to name a few. This can lead to a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis.
Type II hypersensitivity reactions are cytotoxic/antibody-mediated. Some examples in this category are hemolytic reactions, goodpasture syndrome and hyperacute graft rejection.
Type III is known as immune complex/IgG/IgM mediated and includes certain diagnoses like hypersensitivity pneumonitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa and serum sickness.
Type IV is known as delayed or cell-mediated hypersensitivity reaction. Examples include chronic graft rejections, purified protein derivative (PPD), latex, nickel and poison ivy.
A quick mnemonic to use to remember these is ACID:
Type I - Allergic
Type II - Cytotoxic
Type III - Immune complex deposition
Type IV - Delayed

mynotes4usmle:

knowmedge:

There are four types of hypersensitivity reactions.

  • Type I is IgE-mediated and occurs very quickly after exposure. It is associated with allergens such as bee stings, peanuts, and certain medications, to name a few. This can lead to a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis.
  • Type II hypersensitivity reactions are cytotoxic/antibody-mediated. Some examples in this category are hemolytic reactions, goodpasture syndrome and hyperacute graft rejection.
  • Type III is known as immune complex/IgG/IgM mediated and includes certain diagnoses like hypersensitivity pneumonitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa and serum sickness.
  • Type IV is known as delayed or cell-mediated hypersensitivity reaction. Examples include chronic graft rejections, purified protein derivative (PPD), latex, nickel and poison ivy.

A quick mnemonic to use to remember these is ACID:

  • Type I - Allergic
  • Type II - Cytotoxic
  • Type III - Immune complex deposition
  • Type IV - Delayed

Saturday, March 29, 2014

biomedicalephemera:

Superficial muscles of the thorax and back

While all muscles in a region are affected by a workout, when anaerobic workouts are undertaken, the superficial muscles are the ones that form the majority of the bulk that you see in hardcore athletes and bodybuilders.

There are deep “flat” muscles beneath the superficial layers in these regions, and below and lateral to those, there are the “long” muscles. These are all skeletal muscles - voluntary and striated. Surrounding the muscles is connective tissue, including the linea alba (the dividing line between the two halves of the abdomen), the fascia, and the aponeuroses. All of these consist of dense, fibrous connective tissue, and protect the body from intrusion, as well as protecting the muscles from each other, as they flex and relax in different directions.

Atlas and Text-Book of Human Anatomy. Dr. Johannes Sobotta, 1914

Beautiful.

Another apology …

Hello, again, my beautiful fellow med students. This is another letter of apology from me, as I’ve been incredibly busy lately with school and the hospital work and such things. I’m trying to be a better blogger, but I somehow always forget to update this little tumblr with my latest adventures.

I’m currently in the middle of the second semester of the second year and we are studying a bunch of interesting subjects, such as neurology, behavioural sciences and immunology and preparing for these classes somehow takes up all my time. 

However, this time I am more determined to update more frequently because I simply adore what I’m studying, especially behavioural sciences, which makes me seriously question what kind of doctor I want to become. In short, the course combines psychiatry with psychology and everything we’ve been studying so far including anatomy, neurology, biochemistry, genetics etc., and we’re being taught about different neurological disorders and their origins. Each week we get a new case and we get to hear both the doctor’s and the patient’s side of the story. It’s super exciting. So far we’ve had to deal with schizophrenia, alcoholism, depression, severe anxiety and OCD and I’ve learnt so much about dealing with people, it’s incredible. It makes me more attentive to other people’s behaviour and I tend to analyze them more than usual. 

So in the spirit of being a better human being and perhaps a better doctor, I have decided to create a tiny schedule to update this blog, of course. These next few months I will focus on psychiatry, neurology and neurosciences, as well as immunology and genetics. However, if you’re curious about a certain subject and would like to know my opinion about it, don’t hesitate to drop me a line. 

I hope you’re all well. 

P.S.: I’ve also transferred my blog from one account to another, just in case you were wondering where I disappeared. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
chonundrum:

bl-ossomed:


A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.

sorry followers if I creeped anyone out but I had to reblog this, it’s so cool

it’s so fascinating I love it

chonundrum:

bl-ossomed:

A donor heart beating in a mechanical system which keeps it warm, oxygenated, with nutrient enriched blood pumping through.

sorry followers if I creeped anyone out but I had to reblog this, it’s so cool

it’s so fascinating I love it

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hello again, my darlings!

Tomorrow I’m starting a new semester, how joyous! If you have any questions about anything, I’m always here to help you.
Promise I’ll write something new soon. Much love and all the sanity in the world!

scienceyoucanlove:

:3 aww, opportunistic pathogens make the best lovers

scienceyoucanlove:

:3 aww, opportunistic pathogens make the best lovers

 
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