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kqedscience:

Giant stinky Corpse Flower, blossoming
“The Huntington, a wonderful destination here in Los Angeles, has posted GIFs of the rare Corpse Flower blossoming. If you’re in Southern California, you gotta see it in person. The plant’s latin name, Amorphophallus titanum comes from Ancient Greek amorphos, “without form, misshapen” + phallos, “phallus”, and titan, “giant.”
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kqedscience:

Giant stinky Corpse Flower, blossoming

The Huntington, a wonderful destination here in Los Angeles, has posted GIFs of the rare Corpse Flower blossoming. If you’re in Southern California, you gotta see it in person. The plant’s latin name, Amorphophallus titanum comes from Ancient Greek amorphos, “without form, misshapen” + phallos, “phallus”, and titan, “giant.”

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malformalady:

Severe Rickets in a tibia and fibula. Rickets is a disorder caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. It leads to softening and weakening of the bones.

malformalady:

Severe Rickets in a tibia and fibula. Rickets is a disorder caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. It leads to softening and weakening of the bones.

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medicalschool:

An echocardiogram is a sonogram of the heart. Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart (internal chamber size quantification), pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage. An Echocardiogram can also give physicians other estimates of heart function such as a calculation of the cardiac output, ejection fraction, and diastolic function (how well the heart relaxes).
Echocardiography can help detect cardiomyopathies, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and many others. The use of Stress Echocardiography may also help determine whether any chest pain or associated symptoms are related to heart disease. The biggest advantage to echocardiography is that it is noninvasive (doesn’t involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities) and has no known risks or side effects.
(Image: Echocardiogram in the parasternal long-axis view, showing a measurement of the heart’s left ventricle)

medicalschool:

An echocardiogram is a sonogram of the heart. Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart (internal chamber size quantification), pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage. An Echocardiogram can also give physicians other estimates of heart function such as a calculation of the cardiac output, ejection fraction, and diastolic function (how well the heart relaxes).

Echocardiography can help detect cardiomyopathies, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and many others. The use of Stress Echocardiography may also help determine whether any chest pain or associated symptoms are related to heart disease. The biggest advantage to echocardiography is that it is noninvasive (doesn’t involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities) and has no known risks or side effects.

(Image: Echocardiogram in the parasternal long-axis view, showing a measurement of the heart’s left ventricle)

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house-of-gnar:

Bodies exhibit

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sixpenceee:

And here they are:
Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 
Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 
Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 
Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
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sixpenceee:

And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).

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beyondliesthewub:

Evelyn McHale

"The most beautiful suicide"

beyondliesthewub:

Evelyn McHale

"The most beautiful suicide"

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tin-d0g:

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ttthegingerqueer:

Just filled out my health insurance forms!

yeah!!! fucking around with health insurance forms!!!!

I hate when people complain about “oh health forms are stupid they want my biological sex instead of my gender!!!!” or “they only have male or female!!!”
There’s a reason for that, you dumb fucks, and they’re referring to biological sex
Different health risks are present in different sexes, and whatever gender is in your head does not change the fact that if you were born female, you have a higher risk for certain cancers and osteoporosis, and if you were born male you have a higher risk for heart disease and often a shorter lifespan than a female.
In other words, your biological sex is an important factor in health and health insurance, and your special snowflake status doesn’t change that.

Coulda said it nicer but it’s true; it’s about health.

No. There gets a point where nice doesn’t work. There’s too many stupid ass angsty teens on here that are gonna get themselves seriously hurt or sick because they wanna be a special fucking snowflake. Lemme tell you a thing. Doctors don’t give a flying fuck what you identify as. All they want to know is do you have two X chromosomes or an XY? Because cancer and lupus and certain medicines don’t give a flying fuck what pronouns you use. This is about your fucking LIFE. stop being angsty for TWELVE SECONDS because when you’re in an ambulance or going into cardiac arrest or whatever the situation may be, it’s ESSENTIAL that you get your head out of your ass long enough to tell them your BIOLOGICAL SEX that you were BORN WITH. It literally may save your life.

tin-d0g:

xeansan:

camerongale:

drakensberg:

ttthegingerqueer:

Just filled out my health insurance forms!

yeah!!! fucking around with health insurance forms!!!!

I hate when people complain about “oh health forms are stupid they want my biological sex instead of my gender!!!!” or “they only have male or female!!!”

There’s a reason for that, you dumb fucks, and they’re referring to biological sex

Different health risks are present in different sexes, and whatever gender is in your head does not change the fact that if you were born female, you have a higher risk for certain cancers and osteoporosis, and if you were born male you have a higher risk for heart disease and often a shorter lifespan than a female.

In other words, your biological sex is an important factor in health and health insurance, and your special snowflake status doesn’t change that.

Coulda said it nicer but it’s true; it’s about health.

No. There gets a point where nice doesn’t work. There’s too many stupid ass angsty teens on here that are gonna get themselves seriously hurt or sick because they wanna be a special fucking snowflake. Lemme tell you a thing. Doctors don’t give a flying fuck what you identify as. All they want to know is do you have two X chromosomes or an XY? Because cancer and lupus and certain medicines don’t give a flying fuck what pronouns you use. This is about your fucking LIFE. stop being angsty for TWELVE SECONDS because when you’re in an ambulance or going into cardiac arrest or whatever the situation may be, it’s ESSENTIAL that you get your head out of your ass long enough to tell them your BIOLOGICAL SEX that you were BORN WITH. It literally may save your life.

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currentsinbiology:

Premature baby’s shrill cry may be sign of something deeper (AAAS) By Jia You



Premature babies are more likely to produce piercing cries than their full-term peers are, researchers report online today in Biology Letters. Scientists have studied infant crying as a noninvasive way to assess how well a baby’s nervous system develops. Previous research of full-term babies indicates that an abnormally high pitch is associated with disturbances in an infant’s metabolism and neurological development. The team recorded spontaneous crying in preterm babies and full-term babies of the same age and compared the pitch of their sobs. They found that preterm babies whimper in a shriller voice, but not because they are smaller in size or grew at a slower rate in their mothers’ wombs. Instead, the researchers suspect the high pitch could reflect lower levels of activities in a premature baby’s vagal nerve, which extends from the brain stem to the abdomen. Vagal nerve activities are believed to decrease tension in the vocal cords, thus producing a lower pitch. Previous studies show that giving preterm babies massage therapies can stimulate their vagal activities, improve their ingestion, and help them gain weight.



Photo: Shannon Drawe/iStockphoto/Thinkstock

currentsinbiology:

Premature baby’s shrill cry may be sign of something deeper (AAAS) By

Premature babies are more likely to produce piercing cries than their full-term peers are, researchers report online today in Biology Letters. Scientists have studied infant crying as a noninvasive way to assess how well a baby’s nervous system develops. Previous research of full-term babies indicates that an abnormally high pitch is associated with disturbances in an infant’s metabolism and neurological development. The team recorded spontaneous crying in preterm babies and full-term babies of the same age and compared the pitch of their sobs. They found that preterm babies whimper in a shriller voice, but not because they are smaller in size or grew at a slower rate in their mothers’ wombs. Instead, the researchers suspect the high pitch could reflect lower levels of activities in a premature baby’s vagal nerve, which extends from the brain stem to the abdomen. Vagal nerve activities are believed to decrease tension in the vocal cords, thus producing a lower pitch. Previous studies show that giving preterm babies massage therapies can stimulate their vagal activities, improve their ingestion, and help them gain weight.

Photo: Shannon Drawe/iStockphoto/Thinkstock

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medicalbug:

This is what a typical western diet does!
Triglycerides so high they seperate on their own within minutes of draw 😱

medicalbug:

This is what a typical western diet does!
Triglycerides so high they seperate on their own within minutes of draw 😱

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cultofweird:

In 1845, the Royal Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror embarked on an expedition to explore the Canadian arctic. Both ships and all 129 crew members vanished. Search parties and scientific expeditions throughout the last 169 years have turned up evidence of lead-poisoning-fueled madness and cannibalism, including disarticulated skeletal remains unearthed in 1981 with cut marks in the bone. The preserved bodies of crewmen John Torrington, John Hartnell and William Braine were exhumed from the permafrost on Beechey Island in 1984 to determine cause of death. It is believed that lung problems, aggravated by lead poisoning from the cans of food aboard the ships, lead to deadly pneumonia.Both ships and the majority of their crew have never been found. Their fates remain a mystery.
Daily weird news and oddities at Cult of Weird

cultofweird:

In 1845, the Royal Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror embarked on an expedition to explore the Canadian arctic. Both ships and all 129 crew members vanished. Search parties and scientific expeditions throughout the last 169 years have turned up evidence of lead-poisoning-fueled madness and cannibalism, including disarticulated skeletal remains unearthed in 1981 with cut marks in the bone. The preserved bodies of crewmen John Torrington, John Hartnell and William Braine were exhumed from the permafrost on Beechey Island in 1984 to determine cause of death. It is believed that lung problems, aggravated by lead poisoning from the cans of food aboard the ships, lead to deadly pneumonia.

Both ships and the majority of their crew have never been found. Their fates remain a mystery.

Daily weird news and oddities at Cult of Weird

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LJ: ohh yeah, I've walked him, partial bed bath, changed the sheets. He is doing good, itching to get his catheter out, NG tube out and start on clears as he hasn't had anything to eat in 3 days-
Med student: (cuts me off) -ok, thanks, I'm glad he had a good night. I'll go see him
Med student: ..... Yada yada yada so have you been tolerating your diet okay? Pain with urination?
Patient: are you fucking retarded? I have a god damn tube shoved up my nose into my gut preventing me from tolerating any "diet" and a tube shoved so far up my cock I think the tip of it is probably touching the end of the one in my stomach. My only pain this morning-and all these mornings-are you med students who show up and read info from a page like a script! Look at me! Not your papers! Also, pay attention to LJ- she even set you up perfectly outside the door- I heard her tell you I had a catheter and NG, JUST INCASE YOU COULDNT, YA KNOW, SEE IT HANGING FROM MY FUCKING FACE
Patient: too harsh?
LJ: sink or swim man, truth hurts.
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If there’s one group of people my age I hate the most, (aside from any of those committing major crimes) are those who think that because they have good enough AS levels that they will ‘have a pop’ at Medicine AND GET IN. 

Those people who have NO passion for the subject, have NO idea how difficult it is or the sacrifices you have to make.

There are people out there who would make awesome medical professionals but slip through the net because bigger bullshit fish have been caught. (That doesn’t even make sense).

I honestly think that the current Medical School application process should be changed. There are people who have got in who don’t know what CPR is, who wished someone would jump infront of the train she was travelling on so she didn’t have to do the interview, people who have ‘had a go’ because of surprisingly good grades.

I’m sorry to those who didn’t get in this time round, it’s tough, but I promise that if you want it hard enough, you won’t let anything stop you! Set backs like these will make you a better person and a more successful medical professional. 

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"People are prettiest when they talk about something they really love with passion in their eyes."

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