The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system consists of the airways, lungs, bony thorax, and respiratory muscles and functions in conjunction with the central nervous system (CNS). These structures work together to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream and remove excess carbon dioxide from the body. More »

 

Category Archives: Cheat Sheets

Warning Signs of Stroke

(Think FAST to Identify Stroke Warning Signs.) In an emergency it can be difficult to remember the mostcommon symptoms of a stroke. FAST helps you remember these symptoms so that youmay act quickly and call 9-1-1 to help someone receive

Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) Cheat Sheet

A brain injury or another medical condition can causegrowing pressure inside your skull. This dangerous condition is called increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and can lead to a headache. The pressurealso further injure your brain or spinal cord. This kind of

Vitamins Sources & Deficiencies Cheat Sheet

Vitamins are organic substances that have key roles in certain metabolic pathways. They are fat-soluble (vitamins A, D, E and K) or water-soluble (vitamins of the B-complex group and vitamin C). Vitamin deficiencies occur in older people and alcoholic patients,and

List of Antibiotics and Their Adverse Effects

Antibiotics are used to prevent the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body’s natural defenses can usually take it

How Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest are different?

The terms heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest are often used interchangeably, even in the media. But these two conditions are NOT the same. Knowing the symptoms of each, and what to do if you witness either of these conditions,

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