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Does acetyl-coa carboxylase show an increased activity in response to insulin?

Yes.

What is graft vascular disease?

Graft vascular disease, also known as graft arteriosclerosis, is a complication in patients who receive heart transplants. The complication presents years after transplantation and is due to intimal thickening of coronary arteries without associated atheroma formation or significant inflammation. Furthermore, since transplanted hearts are deinnervated, the subject doesn't feel pain.

Which fungi can cause tuberculosis-like infection of the lung?

Histoplasma capsulatum; 2-5 micrometer yeast with a thin cell wall but no true capsule; obviously a PPD skin test is negative.

Infection with which organism causes children to drool and avoid eating?

H. influenzae type B; epiglottitis.

What causes release of norepinephrine from the adrenal medulla?

Ach.

What happens in omeprazole administration?

This is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases parietal cell HCl secretion, however, gastrins ecretion by G cells is increased as part of a negative feedback loop.

What does the causative agent of anthrax look like?

Boxcar-shaped gram-positive rod.

What are the histological findings in benign reactive lymphadenitis?

Tender cervical lymphadenopathy, fever, freely movable lymph nodes; biopsy reveals large round germinal centers with distinct dark and light zones. "Tingible body macrophages" containing debris and frequent figures are present.

What role does C5a play in inflammation?

Strong chemoattractant to neutrophils and other phagocytic cells.

What would be an example of a defective papillary reflex (CN III)?

Shining light in the left doesn't illicit papillary constriction in the right eye.

Syphilis Tests:

syphilis tests

Important diagnostic tests for syphilis:

ELISA: HIV.
FTA-ABS: confirmatory test for secondary syphilis.
Microhemagglutination: treponeme-specific serologic test; confirmatory test for secondary syphilis.
VDRL: secondary syphilis.

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Additional Readings:

Random USMLE Facts

1. Random USMLE Facts volume 1-1
2. Random USMLE Facts volume 2-1
3. Random USMLE Facts volume 3-1
4. Random USMLE Facts volume 4-1
5. Random USMLE Facts volume 5-1
6. Random USMLE Facts volume 6-1
7. Random USMLE Facts volume 7-1
8. Random USMLE Facts volume 8-1
9. Random USMLE Facts volume 9-1
10. Random USMLE Facts volume 10-1
11. Random USMLE Facts volume 11-1
12. Random USMLE Facts volume 12-1

General and Systemic Examinations

1. General Examination for Internal Medicine
2. Jugular Venous Distention Workup
3. ER Chest Pain Workup
4. Format for Patient Presentation
5. Pulmonary Examination for Internal Medicine
6. Cardiac Examination for Internal Medicine
7. Abdominal Examination for Internal Medicine
8. Cranial Nerve Reflexes
9. Motor System Examination
10. Random Sensory System Facts
11. Random Stroke Facts

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5. Thrombocytopenia [Size: 2.42 MB; Format: MS Powerpoint]
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USMLE Step 2 CS Videos

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6. Video of HEENT Examination in a Clinical Setting
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USMLE Laboratory (lab) Values

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3. USMLE Hematologic Lab Values
4. USMLE Sweat and Urine Lab Values

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