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Postby Grouperman941 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:54 pm

Amazinz wrote:Shrinkage?


I was in the pool!

I knew it, BTW. :-)
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Postby emb0lus » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:12 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Why I'm not a doctor:

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That, and I have absolutely no desire to become a doctor. If I was going to spend that much money on a post-graduate program I'd go to law school.


yep, go to college then med school then residency and by the time you are 31 you get to start your first real life job only to have to pay back 250,000 in debt while the government has decided that HMO's can pay you whatever they decide is best and cut medicare and medicaid reimbursement every year.
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Postby Shadow of the Sun* » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:08 pm

Tavish wrote:Name this condition:

The body's response to cold environments is to vasoconstrict the peripheral vasculature (to reduce the diameter of blood vessels). This vasoconstriction is in place to reduce blood flow to the area, and thus minimize heat loss to keep warmth at the body's core. After vasoconstriction, the return to normal status and artery size results in massive dilation (vasodilation) of the arteries that supply the palate (descending palatine arteries). The nerves in the region of the palate (greater and lesser palatine nerves) sense this pain and transmit the sensation of this pain back to the trigeminal ganglia. This results in pain that is referred to the forehead and below the orbit, other regions from which the trigeminal nerve receives sensation (This phenomenon is partially similar to the referred pain that is present in the left arm when someone is having a myocardial infarction). A similar effect occurs when one takes a prescription vasodilator, such as Nitroglycerin or Viagra. It is a stabbing or aching type of pain that usually recedes within 10–20 seconds after its onset, but sometimes 30–60 seconds, and can persist for up to five minutes in rare cases. The pain is usually located in the midfrontal area, but can be unilateral in the temporal, frontal, or retro-orbital region.


Sadly, I completely understood that. I am currently in med school and our upcoming anatomy exam covers the trigeminal nerve. I just cant escape from anatomy these days :~(
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:38 pm

You don't like dense reading?
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Postby Tavish » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:53 pm

I was eating ice cream way too fast and all I wanted to know was how to fix it. I read that and decided I was better off eating another bowl.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:57 pm

BTW I've decided that I'm going to change that Wiki entry to explain that brain freeze is caused by Ice Gnomes that live in ice cream and enter your brain when you eat it and take pick-axes to your brain. That should make things much clearer to us non-medical students.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:58 pm

Tavish wrote:BTW I've decided that I'm going to change that Wiki entry to explain that brain freeze is caused by Ice Gnomes that live in ice cream and enter your brain when you eat it and take pick-axes to your brain. That should make things much clearer to us non-medical students.


That would make most things clearer.
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Postby Madison » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:09 am

Art Vandelay wrote: If I was going to spend that much money on a post-graduate program I'd go to law school.


I gave serious thought to being a lawyer, but what really kept me away was the amount of schooling required. I didn't want to spend one minute in school if I didn't have to. :-b
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:33 am

Madison wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote: If I was going to spend that much money on a post-graduate program I'd go to law school.


I gave serious thought to being a lawyer, but what really kept me away was the amount of schooling required. I didn't want to spend one minute in school if I didn't have to. :-b


Law school is seriously a drunken haze to me.

I remember buck a shot night at City Pub. I remember the Broomball Championship at McGill Stadium in sub 40 temp. I remember ultimate frizbee in Jean Mance Park in the summer.

There is one other clear memory that I have. It's of this very short janitor in the school. He was probably about 4 foot 6 and had a crooked leg that gave him a very pronounced limp. He basically had to drag that leg behind him. He was a very friendly elderly Italian man who had such a thick accent that you couldn't understand him. Anyways the men's room had a locker room in front of it where some guys would hang out to chew the fat or change or have a smoke. From the entrance to the locker room to the urinal was maybe a good 30 feet. One day this old Italian janitor walks in and unzips in the entrance to the locker room and pulls it out right there. It was huge and hung down all the way to his knee. He then limps the 30 feet to the urinal with it swinging back and forth like some huge pendulum with a big grin on his face. We came to the realization that his accent wasn't really that thick but it was the onset of senility that made him incomprehensible. At buck a shot night we would always raise a toast to the Tripod.

I remember that. But that's about it.
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Postby Tavish » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:45 am

I'm not sure what's more scary. That the only thing you remember from law school was how big the janitor's willy was or that you only remember the guy's ween and still got a degree.
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