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carol

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About carol

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  • Birthday 03/21/1988

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    Near the Equator
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    I paint
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    Arts and Sciences, Biology
  1. carol

    Diarrhea

    Are fecalysis, urinalysis, cbc, and serum electrolyte levels enough work-up for acute diarrhea? I've had watery diarrhea (no fever, no abdominal pain) last year and had these labs taken which showed unremarkable results. Gave me metronidazole because amoebic dysentery is pretty common in the locality. Stool returned to normal in consistency after about a five days. Same thing happened to me recently and the labs were also normal. Prescription also consisted of metronidazole even though there was no cyst or trophozoite in my feces. I also could not believe that I would get amoebiasis twice since I'm very careful with what I eat and my housemates which are also eating the same thing didn't get loose stools. Should I have been put into further work-up because the labs were inconclusive?
  2. paralysis will lead pooping in your pants and it's included in the exam
  3. we had a small group discussion in our class and our topic was this. we can't agree on which muscle is the most important for fecal continence. we argued whether its the internal or the external anal sphincter. I looked for it everywhere and I can't find the answer. sources don't specifically say it's the IAS or the EAS. if you know the answer, please help
  4. oh, sorry about that. i was referring to white blood cells. i was thinking if there is an easy way to induce leukemia in mice.but it's ok now. we're thinking of another study
  5. thanks. i tried that. it's a good thing also that my roommate bought a few new editions. harper's biochem 27th edition has improved illustrations and diagrams compared to the 23rd. aside from that nothing much has changed
  6. we are currently planning on conducting a research and we have to increase WBC to more than normal in mice as part of preparing the specimens for tests. what method can we employ?
  7. It's my first year in medschool. and i need to some medical textbooks for my course. I decided to just borrow from a cousin, who is already a doctor, because I'm saving money for my tuition. These books are not the latest editions. Can I rely on them for references? How different is the 6th edition from the 9th edition? For example, Guyton's Medical Physiology.
  8. oh, yes. what i gave was the original question. our teacher changed it to exopolysaccharide on our last meeting.
  9. What do you think of the bonobos? They sometimes engage in male-male or female-female intercourse. I'd consider that homo. So, I think it's natural. But maybe i'm wrong in my definition of homosexuality.
  10. We are now on the synthesis of the different macromolecules in a prokaryotic cell. Our teacher gave us a homework and now I am trying to answer the last question. But I can't seem to find anything on the internet or on the microbiology and biochemistry books I went through. Describe the process by which capsule is synthesized in a bacterial cell. I tried to key in "capsule synthesis", "glycocalyx synthesis", and "synthesis of...". But all I got were abstracts that didn't really explain anything about the process. I would appreciate any help.
  11. I enjoyed reading the discussions:P but is it really possible to create artificial wombs?
  12. Do you know any expert on ecosystem valuation? or someone who is experienced in environmental management, doing surveys for such? oh, i ask your apology for posting this thread. i'm just hoping maybe anyone could refer me to someone i can talk with regarding the said matters.
  13. Yes, I agree that a pre cum could contain some sperm, and there is some chance that it could impregnate a woman. but the sperm's survival would depend on many factors, one of this is temperature. sperm survives longer on lower temps but i don't think it would live for several days. from http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/1999-01/916415658.Cb.r.html i believe this is true since we have handled sperm before and we worked on a cooler environment. the sperm on the sample only lived for about 3-4 hours.
  14. at least that's what i think science is. biodiversity can be valued for the potential benefit that can be gained. if a certain area has some organisms that were identified to have no economic value at the present, economists would put a small value to the biodiversity of that area. thus, it becomes exploited. i think they are ignoring the quasi-option value, the value of the information made available through the preservation of a resource.
  15. girl here. i rarely post and i have encountered this thread just now while browsing through the other thread.
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