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People who are suicidal still have decision-making capacity; it's not equivalent to advanced dementia or other situations where decision making is impaired. Laws vary by state; I know in my state that the maximum time for holding someone against their will is 48 hours unless a court has deemed them incompetent and designated another person as their legal decision maker, including people who are actively suicidal.
My understanding of the law as a layperson is that her living will was signed along with people bearing witness to the fact that she was the one who signed it, and it was what she wanted. Ethics aside, it would be almost impossible to prove that she legally initiated a DNR in a state of suicidality that was intense enough to interfere with her decision-making capacity in that moment.
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this makes sense to me, X cannot be Km!! because if it was Km then line B would be showing a "competitive inhibitor" effect, which cannot be the case since they state that the enzyme activity increases to normal after B6 administration so it favors the reaction instead of decreases it. I got this one wrong of course, too tricky for me!
Just checking in so I could feel smart about getting this right despite bombing the rest of the test lmao
can someone please explain the median in this
The median can be known by first assembling the numbers in order from least to greater.
If it's an uneven number set, the number in the middle is the median (for example: 4, 10, 12, 20, 27 = median is 12 since this is the number in the middle); if the numbers are even then you have to take the two values in the middle, add them up and divide them by 2 [for example: 4, 10, 12, 12, 20, 27 = (12+12)/2 = 12].
Page 261 on FA 2019 explains it as well. Not sure if I explained it well... good luck on the test, people!
Can someone please explain how the mode for Y than X. Not sure how we got the values above. Thanks!
I mean how is the mode for Y greater than mode for x?
Mode is the one that repeats the most once you list them in order
Median would be the BP value that the person in the 50th percentile of each group would have.
So for group X, to find the 50th percent value, I added 8 + 12 + 32 = 52, which is right above 50, so the median would be 70 mmHg for group X.
Doing the same thing for group Y, 2+8+10+20+ 18 = 58; the 50th percentile would fall in group that had a BP of 90 mmHg. which makes the median higher for group Y.
hope that isn't wrong, and helps someone!
I did it the same way! not pretty sure if it is the right way to do it, but it gave me the right answer!
thiazolidinediones (pioglitazone) increase insulin sensitivity (in muscles and liver) through activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR)
I think they are asking about primarily mechanism of action, that's why it is E
UW explanation regarding the genes upregulated
1. GLUT4: insulin responsive on adipocytes/skeletal
increases G uptake
2. adiponectin: cytokine
secreted by adipocytes
increases # of
adipocytes and stims
3. PPAR family also
plays significant role
in pathogenesis of
Also, I think the word uptake shouldn't be right when speaking about insulin, it does increase insulin sensitivity and therefore glucose uptake
@poisonivy That's why I didn't choose C and went with E since it was more specific
totally agree, I dont understand why the right answer is Case control since that is not experimental
am I subject to this kind of poor wording for the day of the exam?
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European implies northern european (they even specified the patient was a person of pallor), mediterranean descent is usually implied by country of origin or by straight-out writing 'mediterranean'.
The MCV is normal, thalassemias are microcytic anemias, that hint helps to rule out the thalassemias. However, I got it wrong, not sure why it cannot be a homozygous mutation in the ankyrin gene
@poisonivy, other commenter pointed out it's autosomal dominant so best answer would be heterozygous