October 6th, 2007

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Thanks to my Friends


I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who have been reading and communicating with me recently. I try sometimes to avoid the computer because it seems to suck me in, but in truth you guys are the only friends I have right now. Suzanne and a few others call me on the phone, and you are here with me by livejournal. So thanks for being there. You are my reality check, my encouragement, my hope and my joy.

I never thought my lifeline would be on the internet. Just shows what you know, from any given point in time, about the future.
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Anatomy: Cranial Nerve Review

Here's my (new) mnemonic for remembering the cranial nerves:
"On Old Olympic Towering Tops A Feisty Virgin Grows Vines And Hops"

Next week I will be presenting on the nerves and the basics for testing them. I am beginning from a place of total ignorance, so skip or bear with me as I develop my notes. Free free to contribute relevant information, even if you are on my shit list. =-]
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Organ Systems I: Membrane and Action Potentials (2a, b & c)

I remember the lecture that Brons did on this material. He covered the sodium potassium pump, which I had thought i somewhat understood, but he was able to completely muddy the waters. He took a simple mechanism and spent 1.5 hours confusing it. So here I will summarize my notes and previous knowledge, and see if I can get it to make sense again.

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