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Random USMLE Facts volume 10-6:

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Blood Vessel Pressure

vessel pressure curve

NOTE: arterioles have very thick walls, hence, increased resistance; the wall cross-sectional area to lumen cross-sectional area ratio is the highest for arterioles.

What type of vaccine is used against haemophilus influenzae?

Toxoid + polyribitol phosphate.

Gastric Cross-Section:

gastric cross section

E = stomach.
D = spleen.
A = part of the colon.
B = liver.
C = portal vein.

What is a transversion mutation? What is an example?

A transversion mutation occurs when a purine is replaced with a pyrimidine (and vice versa). An example would be the cystic fibrosis mutation.

What is a transition mutation?

When a purine/pyrimidine is replaced with another purine/pyrimidine.

What viral agent may cause pneumonia in immunocompromised patients?

CMV; double-stranded DNA, enveloped, icosahedral virus,

Which bacterial organism causes necrotic skin infections in burn and diabetic patients?

Pseudomonas aeruginosa; this organism has a toxin profile very similar to that of diphtheria toxin i.e., they both inhibit protein synthesis by acting on EF-2 with a primary target cell in the liver.

What effect does protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP 1B) have on tyrosine kinase activity of the insulin receptor?

Suppresses it; therefore, an animal lacking protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP 1B) would have increased response to insulin.

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5. Random USMLE Facts volume 5-1
6. Random USMLE Facts volume 6-1
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1. General Examination for Internal Medicine
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3. ER Chest Pain Workup
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5. Pulmonary Examination for Internal Medicine
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