13.10.13 # 21:48 # Microbiology, Presentations # 2 Comments
A presentaion on rheumatoid factor and its significance in diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis by students of Kist Medical College
To define Rheumatoid Factor .
To explain briefly its significance in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid factor (RF) is an autoantibody that is directed against organism’s own tissues, most relevant in rheumatoid arthritis.
An antibody against the Fc portion of IgG, which is …
27.08.13 # 12:24 # Anatomy, Physiology # 15 Comments
Upper Motor Neurones (UMN), Lower Motor Neurone (LMN) and their Lesions
All the neurons contributing to the pyramidal and extrapyramidal systems should be called upper motor neurons (UMN).
The anterior horn cells and the related neurons in the motor nuclei of some cranial nerves are called lower motor neurons (LMN). Axons of these cells give rise to the peripheral motor nerves. These …
1.07.13 # 6:00 # Medicine # One Comment
Clubbing is defined as the bulbous enlargement of the terminal phalanges due to proliferation of connective tissue between the fingernail and the bone. It is characterized by increase in anteroposterior as well as transverse diameter of nails and obliteration of onychodermal or lovibond’s angle (angle between the nail base and the adjacent skin fold).
Other names for Clubbing:
b. Hippocratic fingers
1.06.13 # 0:06 # Biochemistry # 5 Comments
Glycogen is the major storage carbohydrate in animals, corresponding to starch in plants; it is a branched polymer of α-D-glucose. It is stored mainly in liver and muscle. Due to more muscle mass, the quantity of glycogen in muscle (250gm) is about 3 times higher than that in the liver (75 gm).
Liver glycogen helps to maintain blood glucose level: Liver glycogen …