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 »


Top 5 Inflammation Laboratory Tests

Inflammation is the body’s natural defense mechanism. It is part of the body’s innate immune system and can be triggered by many things. It is a complex process by which the body’s white blood cells are released into the blood

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Lab Cheat Sheet

  (Common use of CRP : it is used to Indicates a nonspecific inflammatory response; this highly sensitive test is used to assess risk for cardiovascular and peripheral artery disease.) The C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test is a blood test marker

Antidiabetic Agents Cheat Sheet

(Antidiabetic agents, as the name implies, are used to treat diabetes mellitus, the most common of all metabolic disorders.) It is estimated that 10 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, and there are many

Causes of Chest Pain

(Chest pain (or chest discomfort) is a common symptom that can occur as a result of cardiovascular, pulmonary, pleural, or musculoskeletal disease, esophageal or other gastrointestinal disorders, or anxiety states.) The frequency and distribution of life-threatening causes of chest pain,

Antiarrhythmic Drugs Cheat Sheet

(Antiarrhythmics are the drugs that affect the action potential of cardiac cells and are used to treat arrhythmias and restore normal rate and rhythm.) Antiarrhythmics affect the action potential of the cardiac cells by altering their automaticity, conductivity, or both.