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No vitamin is the subject of more weighty discussion than vitamin D. For some, it is the universal saviour, which protects against headaches, colds, fractures and even against cancer and ... [more]

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Recently, scientists from California (USA) revealed the role of gut bacteria in the progress of Parkinson's disease. Antibiotic treatment of mice overexpressing α-Synuclein ameliorated ... [more]

Johannes Kratzsch has edited the Flexikon article Dopamine
Dopamine is a neurohormone that belongs to the group of catecholamines and has the formula (OH)2C6H3–CH2–CH2NH2.

Metabolism
Synthesis
Dopamine can be synthesized in the human organism from the amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine respectively. ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Intrauterine growth retardation
Intrauterine growth retardation, in short IUGR, is a pathological retardation of the growth of a fetus in the uterus. The affected fetuses or newborns are called SGA children ("small for gestational age").

Background
You talk about an IUGR when ... [more]
York Cardiology published a video

How to diagnose your own palpitations

In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta discusses all the different heart rhythms which could cause palpitations and how you can make a reasonably good diagnosis.
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Image of the Week - March 27, 2017 - CIL:39093 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/39093

Image of the Week - March 27, 2017 CIL:39093 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/39093 Description: Light micrograph of elastic cartilage of the ear. This is a type of cartilage (connective tissue) that is present in the outer ear. It contains ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Ipsilateral
Ipsilateral means "located on the same side or half of the body".
The contrary of ipsilateral is contralateral.
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Hippocampus
The Hippocampus is a structure that belongs to the limbic system and predominantly forms part of the memory formation.

Anatomy
The hippocampus is the medial section of the telencephalon (cerebrum). It is part of the archicortex.

Morphology
The ... [more]
York Cardiology published a video

What tests do you need for your heart palpitations?

In this video, I discuss the important tests and investigations that you need to find out the cause of your palpitations. My name is Sanjay Gupta and I am a cardiologist in York Hospital. My website is www.yorkcardiology.co.uk
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Hyperhidrosis
The term hyperhidrosis describes a unphysiologically strong secretion of sweat.
The contrary of hyperhidrosis is anhydrosis.

The physiology of sweating
In order to keep up vital body functions (eg. circulation, respiration, digestion) you need to ... [more]
ZDoggMD - Medical Satire published a video

Doc Vader: "The Pager Menace" (Episode I) by ZDoggMD

There is a new Doc in town...Doc Vader has entered the DocCheck universe. His first episode deals with the communications of the past and future. Check out how Doc Vader uses the Force in a hospital setting.