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Gallstones (cholelithiasis) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Gallstones (cholelithiasis) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

When you eat some real fatty foods, like say some delicious french fries, they make their way to through the stomach and into the small intestine. At this point they aren’t really french fries anymore, but since they’re high in fat, they’re still a little more difficult to absorb, and

Volvulus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Volvulus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

The term volvulus actually comes from the Latin word volvere, which means “to roll”. So a volvulus is an obstruction caused by a loop of the intestine that rolls or twists around itself and its surrounding mesentery, which is the tissue that attaches the intestine to the back wall of

Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

It’s estimated that about two billion people worldwide are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, often just shortened to tuberculosis or simply ‘TB’. Two billion is a ton of people, but even though they’re infected, that doesn’t mean all those people have symptoms, the vast majority, about 90-95%, aren’t even aware they’re

Vibrio cholerae (Cholera)

Vibrio cholerae (Cholera)

Cholera is a contagious infection caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, which can in turn cause severe gastroenteritis and excessive watery diarrhea for several days. Rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can be fatal as suspected in the deaths of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States; and

Cystic fibrosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Cystic fibrosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! You’re probably aware that cystic fibrosis, or CF, is a genetic disorder that affects

Candidal Infections – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Candidal Infections – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Candida is a yeast, not the maple syrup-loving country in North America – although Candida can be found in Canada as well! Candida sometimes causes a mild yeast infection, but in some situations, can get into the bloodstream and cause severe illness. Now, there are various types of Candida species,

Norovirus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Norovirus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! You’ve probably had the stomach flu, at least once, right? Chances are, it was

Anatomy and physiology of the kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters, urethra, and nephron

Anatomy and physiology of the kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters, urethra, and nephron

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! The workhorses of the urinary system are the kidneys which are the twin, bean-shaped

Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology

Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology

The gastrointestinal tract consists of a long tube, where food travels through, which runs from the mouth to the anus, as well as a number of accessory organs that sprout off the sides of that tube. The gastrointestinal tract is made up of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,