Adrenal cortex synthesize steroids. Mnemonic: GFR – Salt, Sugar, Sex Zona gomerulosa: Salt (Aldosterone) Zona fasciculata: Sugar (Cortisol) Zona reticulosa: Sex (Testosterone) Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)…Read more Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Basics : Explained with Mnemonics
cAMP Mechanism Mnemonic: FLAT CAMP B-HCGS Remember “B-FLAT” mnemonic for hormones secreted by basophilic cells of the anterior pituitary. This is the same “FLAT” here.…Read more Signaling Pathways of Hormones : Mnemonic
Short History of HGH HGH is becoming more and more popular among the sportsmen and bodybuilders these days. However, many people still don’t have a…Read more Short History of HGH
Ketosis and Ketonuria Ketosis and Ketonuria may occur whenever increased amounts of fat are metabolized, carbohydrate intake is restricted, or the diet rich in fats…Read more Diabetic Ketosis without Acidosis
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) also known as somatotropin is synthesized and secreted by the acidophilic cells of pituitary gland in response to Growth hormone releasing…Read more Human Growth Hormone – Elixir of youth?
Boundaries of Gastrinoma Triangle It is an imaginary triangle formed by 3 points in upper abdomen: Apex: Cystic duct-CBD junction Inferior point: 2nd part duodenum-3rd…Read more Gastrinoma (Passaro’s) triangle
MEN syndrome is an autosomal dominant (AD) predisposition to developing multiple endocrine tumors. Points to remember: Parathyroid hyperplasia is common to Men I and Men…Read more MEN syndrome Mnemonics
You must have seen the statement in First Aid that says – low serum magnesium causes increase in Parathyroid hormone secretion and very low serum…Read more Why mild hypomagnesemia causes hyperparathyroidism and severe hypomagnesemia causes hyperparathyroidism?
The principle behind Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST) is pretty much simple. It is based on the principle of negative feedback exerted by steroids on pituitary…Read more Understanding Dexamethasone Suppression Test
A) GLUCOSE LEVEL 1. Post-prandial: 140-200 mg/dl: Impaired glucose tolerance (Pre-diabetes) Diabetes prevented with: weight loss, exercise, metformin (in high risk) ≥200 mg/dl (+ Clinical…Read more Approach to Uncomplicated Diabetes Mellitus : Simplified