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 +0  (nbme23#50)

What about the additional flow through the circumflex?

maddy1994  exactly man i got 4.5 and i thought he asked ventricle and left circumflex should be there so i put 5 ...glad someone thought like me.i was just cursing myself for over thinking.

 +0  (nbme22#26)

If anyone needs a refresher on these statistical concepts, Khan has a brilliant video:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-statistics/tests-significance-ap/error-probabilities-power/v/introduction-to-type-i-and-type-ii-errors


 +0  (nbme22#5)

While T cells do use the VDJ recombination, the T cell receptor chains are different genes from the B cell's heavy and light chains. Since they used a B cell J-region probe, the T cell's band will be much larger as this area of its DNA (the B cell heavy or light chain genes) have not been rearranged -- instead its T cell receptor genes have been rearranged.


 +0  (nbme21#39)

This seems to be a relevant paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11897997

"These data indicate that glucocorticoids only transiently enhance beta(2)AR gene transcription and fail to increase steady-state levels of beta(2)AR protein in human airway epithelial cells. Nonetheless, glucocorticoid-induced effects on the beta(2)AR-AC system of human airway epithelial cells contribute to the beneficial effects of corticosteroids in asthma by enhancing the functional response to beta(2)-agonists."


 +0  (nbme20#17)

Thiazides can cause acute interstitial nephritis, a form of renal failure. Without the renal excretion of prolactin, it can build up in the serum and result in galactorrhea.

coccidioinmytitties  Sexual dysfunction [desire based = libido] can be due to drug side effects [antihypertensives], per first aid. Edition: 2018 Page: 551 Section: Psych Per, 1stAid's endocrine section: "excessive amounts of prolactin associated with ↓libido [324]. This goes together with our sexual dysfunction with "antihypertensives." Only logical synthesis I can think of: thiazide = ↑prolactin = ↓libido + galactorrhea. It would also make sense since we are dealing with an expected to be post-menopausal female [milk production would have to be due to exogenous source]. Dug into my lecture notes and found the following: beta-blockers and thiazides cause sexual dysfunction. I also like sam1's explanation. We're reaching here, but its the best I can do.
g8427  Mayo clinic shows clear or bloody nipple discharge as side affect of Thiazides. But doesnt state milky discharge.




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submitted by seagull(413),

Another approach. Diabetes causes non-enzymatic glycosylation which may negatively impact the function of neurons mainly due to altered blood supply among other things. These glycosylate deposits typically occur peripherally at the legs. The only peripheral answer choice was a nociceptor in the legs. all the other answer choices are at least more centrally located with larger blood supplies.

Again, not perfect but a way to reason out this answer but it does work.

sam1  I believe this concept is referring to peripheral sensitization. Peripheral nerves that have sustained damage (such as through non-enzymatic glycosylation in DM) cause sensitization of their neighboring nerves, thus leading to lower thresholds for activation. This sensitization is thought to be accomplished through mediators such as PGE2. +  
sam1  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3701208/ ^ Section on peripheral sensitization +  


submitted by seagull(413),

Another approach. Diabetes causes non-enzymatic glycosylation which may negatively impact the function of neurons mainly due to altered blood supply among other things. These glycosylate deposits typically occur peripherally at the legs. The only peripheral answer choice was a nociceptor in the legs. all the other answer choices are at least more centrally located with larger blood supplies.

Again, not perfect but a way to reason out this answer but it does work.

sam1  I believe this concept is referring to peripheral sensitization. Peripheral nerves that have sustained damage (such as through non-enzymatic glycosylation in DM) cause sensitization of their neighboring nerves, thus leading to lower thresholds for activation. This sensitization is thought to be accomplished through mediators such as PGE2. +  
sam1  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3701208/ ^ Section on peripheral sensitization +  


submitted by yo(24),

I just knew that sperm need fructose, not sure what disease process this is though. He was pretty normal so 5a reducatase doesn't present like that. I wasn't sure if there was any odd use of the other answers. here is a link. Feel free to expand.

https://www.labce.com/spg27422_question.aspx

Fructose makes up 99% of the reducing sugar present in semen. This sugar is produced in the seminal vesicles. Diminished levels of fructose have been shown to parallel androgen deficiency and the testosterone level. Following testosterone therapy, the level of fructose increases. Although the fructose test is not part of a routine semen analysis, it is useful in cases of azoospermia (absence of sperm in semen). In azoospermia secondary to the absence of vesicles or if there is an obstruction, no fructose is present. In testicular azoospermia, fructose is present. When azoospermia and low semen volume exists, the fructose test should also be done, on a postejaculate urine sample to check for retrograde ejaculation. This occurs when the ejaculate goes into the bladder instead of out the urethra. The procedure for determining the amount of fructose in semen involves heating semen in a strong acid in the presence of resorcinol. Fructose gives a red color (Selivonoff reaction) and may be read in a photometer. The normal average is 315mg/dL fructose.

sam.l  Thank you for the explanation. I'm still confused about this answer. I was in between Zinc and fructose. Zinc deficiency also presents with anosmia (pg 71 First Aid 2019). Fructose is used for the movement. His hormones are normal. +1  
d_holles  Apparently diabetes, occlusion, and inflammation can result in ↓ fructose in sperm. Mauss et al, Fert Stert 25, 1974 https://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(16)40391-2/pdf +1  
cienfuegos  Thanks all for the info, quick note on the Zinc reply above @Sam.I: anosmia = lost sense of smell. +  
sam1  Great find yo! I believe this question was alluding to cystic fibrosis and the congenital absence of the vas deferens. Here is a link to a NEJM article about it below: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM196807112790203 +  
burak  zinc deficiency cause hypogonadism. there is no hypogonadism, sperms are damaged? +