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 »


Codeine Patient Guide

This information is for you to use when taking codeine. Codeine is mostly used for pain relief but can also be used for cough and diarrhea. Codeine can cause serious side effects, so it is important you know how to

Common Cardiac Medications Pharmacology Cheat Sheet

Only your healthcare providers can tell you the exact purpose of your specific prescriptions. However, it’s likely that your medications fall into the categories described in the table below. Use this table as a reference to help you learn more

4 Types of Hypersensitivity Reaction Cheat Sheet

Once you have read this section you will be familiar with the 4 main types of hypersensitivity reactions that can be produced by the immune system. You will understand and be able to distinguish between the mechanisms of damage involved

Appendicitis Cheat Sheet

Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed. It’s the most common major surgical emergency. More precisely, this disorder is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix, a small, fingerlike projection attached to the cecum just below the ileocecal valve. The appendix

Comprehensive Urinalysis Cheat Sheet

Urine studies, such as urinalysis and urine osmolality, can indicate urinary tract infection (UTI) and other disorders. Urinalysis Study: Urinalysis is performed on a urine specimen of at least 10 ml, urinalysis can indicate urinary or systemic disorders, warranting further

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