Flashcards in April 6 Deck (37)
What does carotid sinus massage lead to?
Increased afferent firing from the carotid sinus--increasing vagal parasympathetic tone
--slowing conduction through the AV node and prolonging AV nodal refractory period--help to terminate reentrant tachycardias
What type of breathing is associated with advanced CHF?
Cheyne-Stokes breathing-- cyclic breathing with period of apnea followed by gradual increase in TV until next apnea episode
What is the MOA of trastuzumab?
Monoclonal antibody against HER-2 (c-erbB2)--a tyrosine kinase receptor
What 2 substances are responsible for taking naive CD4+ T-cells and differentiating them to Th1 cells?
What substance is responsible for taking naive CD4+ T-cells and differentiating them to Th2 cells?
What is the hormone that binds an intracellular receptor to maintain normal glucose levels during prolonged fasting?
What two antibodies can be present in pts with RA and which one is more specific?
Rheumatoid factor--autoantibodies targeting the Fc portion of human IgG
Anti-cyclic citrulinated peptide antibody--more specific
What are hamartomas and where are they most likely to occur?
Excessive growth of tissue type native to the organ of involvement
Most likely to occur in the lungs as well-defined coin lesion with popcorn calcifications
--composed of disorganized cartilage,fibrous and adipose tissue
What is the difference btw Schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder?
Schizophreniform disorder has all the same characteristics as Schizophrenia but has only lasted 1-6 months
UV light is involved in the conversion of what to ultimately produce Vit D?
7-dehydrocholesterol ---> Vit D3 (cholecalciferol)
1st step in synthesis
Infants with hydrocephalus typically develop what?
Last 2 are caused by UMN lesion caused by stretching of the periventricular pyramidal tracts
What step of the citric acid cycle produces GTP?
Succinyl-CoA----> Succinate by succinyl-CoA synthetase
Pt who is left dominant--what artery is going to feed the AV node?
Circumflex artery---feeding the posterior descending artery
Right dominant pt--MOST COMMON--supplied by RCA
What is typically indicative of irreversible cell injury?
What type of collagen is deposited within the myocardium 2 wks into the healing process after MI--the final stages of healing from MI?
Type I collagen
Most abundant collagen in the body and primary collagen of mature scar
What fetal vessel has the highest O2 content?
Blood enters the fetus through the umbilical vein via the ductus venous into the IVC--highest O2
Pregnant women >20 wks can experience hypotension and syncope--this is caused by what?
When in the supine position the gravid uterus can compress the IVC causing decreased venous return and decreased CO
Imprinting involves imprinted/inactivation by ________.
Horizontal transection of the rectus abdominis can result in injury to what structure?
Inferior epigastric artery --enters this muscle at the level of the arcuate line
What drug class can exacerbate hypoglycemia and can mask the adrenergic symptoms mediated by NE an EPI?
What antipsychotic is the only one that has shown superior efficacy to treatment resistant schizophrenia?
What are the products of proinsulin and what happens to each?
Insulin and C-peptide
They are both packaged into secretory granules at the golgi and secreted together when appropriate
Positive skew =
Mode median mean to the right
Negative skew= mode median mean to the left
What is the S3 heart sound associated with?
Occurs in early diastole during rapid ventricular filling phase--increased LVESV seen with mitral regurgitation or HF
What is Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome?
Autosomal recessive congenital long QT syndrome that involves sensorineural deafness
Romano-Ward syndrome--is AD--pure cardiac phenotype (no deafness)
What is seen with potter sequence (syndrome)?
-Renal failure (in utero)
Low set ears and flattened nose
-ARPKD, obstructive uropathy, bilateral renal agenesis, chronic placental insufficiency
What do fibrates inhibit that cause a reduction in bile acid synthesis and favors the formation of cholesterol gallstones?
--normally catalyzes the rate-limiting step in bile acid synthesis
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase is the rate-limiting enzyme in the _____________a major source of ______ and when deficient reduction of ______ and biosynthesis of ______, ______, ______ can not occur.
Pentose phosphate pathway
Cephalic and gastric phase of digestion ______ gastric acid secretion and intestinal phase _____ gastric acid secretion.
Cephalic--triggered by smell, thought, taste of food
Gastric--mediated by presence of gastrin --triggered by food entering the stomach
Intestinal--triggered when protein containing food enters the duodenum