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New Nursing Lecture on Burns: Assessment & Patient Centered Care | NCLEX

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In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Burns: Assessment & Patient Centered Care. We will be discussing how to care for a patient with a burn. We begin this lecture talking about the classification system for a burn and determining whether the burn is superficial, superficial partial, superficial deep, full, or deep full. We will then move into the phases of burn care including resuscitative, acute, and rehabilitative. The remainder of the lecture will be dedicated to discussing the assessment of burns and caring for those with a minor, moderate, or severe burn. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

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May 25, 2022
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New Nursing Lecture on Macular Degeneration | NCLEX
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Jan Camille Santico
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May 24, 2022
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New Cardiology Lecture on Valvular Heart Diseases
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Juhi Gupta
Sohani Kashi Puranic
Aldrich Christiandy
Jona Mae Frondoso
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May 18, 2022
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New Nursing Lecture on Glaucoma | NCLEX
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Kristin Beach
Jona Mae Frondoso
Kitti Déak
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May 17, 2022
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New Lecture on Pericardial Diseases
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Ana Guerra
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May 25, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Macular Degeneration | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Macular Degeneration. During this lecture we will be discussing the anatomy of the Macula and how it is prone to degeneration and causes central vision loss.We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Gerard Jude Loyola

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

May 24, 2022
New Cardiology Lecture on Valvular Heart Diseases

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Valvular Heart Diseases. These are going to include: Mitral Stenosis/Regurgitation, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Aortic Stenosis/Regurgitation, Pulmonary Stenosis/Regurgitation, Tricuspid Stenosis/Regurgitation. We will be going into detail on their causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment. We will also be discussing each type of murmur these valvular conditions can cause and murmur maneuvers to decrease/intensify your findings. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

May 18, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Glaucoma | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Glaucoma. During this lecture we will explain what Glaucoma is, the pathophysiology behind it, and how to approach it. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Jona Mae Frondoso

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

May 17, 2022
New Lecture on Pericardial Diseases

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Pericardial Diseases. These will include: Acute and Constrictive Pericarditis, Pericardial Effusion, and Cardiac Tamponade. During this lecture we will be teaching you about the causes, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of Pericardial Diseases. We have also included real physical exam findings and sounds including friction rub and kussmaul sign that you will need to be able to identify on exams and in practice. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Ana Guerra

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

May 11, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Cataracts | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Cataracts. During this lecture we will be discussing the anatomy of the eye and taking a closer look at the lens. To see what else will be talked about, please see the chapters below in the table of contents. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Jan Camille Santico

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

May 10, 2022
New Lecture on All Cardiomyopathies: Dilated, Hypertrophic, and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Cardiomyopathies. These will include: Dilated, Hypertrophic, and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. During this lecture we will be discussing the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment for these cardiomyopathies. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Gerard Jude Loyola

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

May 4, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Burns: Assessment & Patient Centered Care | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Burns: Assessment & Patient Centered Care. We will be discussing how to care for a patient with a burn. We begin this lecture talking about the classification system for a burn and determining whether the burn is superficial, superficial partial, superficial deep, full, or deep full. We will then move into the phases of burn care including resuscitative, acute, and rehabilitative. The remainder of the lecture will be dedicated to discussing the assessment of burns and caring for those with a minor, moderate, or severe burn. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

May 3, 2022
New UPDATED Lecture on Hypertension

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Hypertension. We will be discussing essential and secondary hypertension and how it is most commonly caused. We will then spend our time teaching you about the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Towards the end of the lecture, we will briefly be reviewing the complications that can result from untreated hypertension. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

Introduction, Essential and Secondary Hypertension by Sarah Abimhamed

Complications of Hypertension and Hypertensive Crisis by Aldrich Christiandy

Workup & Treatment of Hypertension by Mariel Perez

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Apr 27, 2022
Parkland Burn Formula & Rule of Nines | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on The Parkland Burn Formula and the Rule of Nines. We will be reviewing how to calculate total body surface area affected from burns using the rule of nines. After this learning objective is complete, we will move onto using the parkland burn formula to determine the amount of fluids a patient should receive. We will also be doing four practice problems at the end of this lecture to further solidify this material. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Jona Mae Frondoso

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Apr 26, 2022
New CBC Lecture | Approach to Polycythemia

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on CBC | Approach to Polycythemia. In this lecture we differentiate between Primary and Secondary Polycythemia, and Relative Erythrocytosis, we will also discuss systematically how to recognize Appropriate vs Inappropriate absolute increase in RBC due to secondary polycythemia. at the end of the lecture, there are some Polycythemia case studies, to better apply the knowledge in the lecture. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Sarah Abimhamed

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Apr 25, 2022
Testing Blood Sugar (Glucose) Levels: Using a Glucometer | CareSens

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be showing you how to perform blood glucose testing using a glucometer. During this video we are using the CareSens N Plus Bluetooth Glucometer. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

Apr 25, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes on Ovulation.
Apr 21, 2022
Ninja Nerd Presents: Dr. Mike Todorovic

This week, Rob and Zach will be welcoming and interviewing our guest, Dr. Mike Todorovic.  Dr. Mike is a Senior Lecturer and Medical Researcher at Griffith University in Australia. For the past five years it has been Dr. Mike's passion and joy to create medical lectures on his YouTube channel: Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike and medical Podcasts on Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike's Medical Podcast.

We will be discussing:

  • Our Upcoming Research Study - Medical Education Videos on YouTube: An Analysis of Viewing Patterns during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Our research question is: How has viewership of medical education videos on YouTube changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • This research study will aim to analyze pre-pandemic and post-pandemic viewership analytics from both of our YouTube channels
  • Our goal is to show how important online medical education is and the major paradigm shift we are seeing in delivering online education across the globe
  • How Can YouTube medical educators remain accurate and credible- Dr. Mike and Zach weigh in on how they aim for complete accuracy when creating lectures
  • How does Zach prepare for a topic and how is this comparable to the way Dr. Mike prepares for a topic
  • How was Ninja Nerd formed?
  • How was Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike formed?
  • Australian and Hawaiian Slang: Dr. Mike and Zach define some slang terminology

Apr 20, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on IV Fluids | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on IV fluids. During this lecture we will be discussing hypotonic, isotonic, and hypertonic solutions. To see what else will be talked about, please see the chapters below in the table of contents. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Mariel Perez

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Apr 19, 2022
New Series and a New Lecture on CBC | Approach to Anemia

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on CBC | Approach to Anemia. We will first be starting with the basics and discussing the lifecycle of a RBC. If you would like more information on the RBC Life Cycle and Destruction, please watch our Hematology playlist. We will then move into our systematic approach on how to interpret a CBC and what tests are relevant to ordering. We begin by discussing the main categories for a decreased production of RBCs which will include microcytic, normocytic, and macrocytic anemias. We will then transition into RBC destruction and loss including hemolytic anemias and blood loss anemia. We will be presenting case studies on all of the types of Anemia for additional practice. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Apr 18, 2022
Updated the Lecture Notes on Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) (and updated the answers)

Updated the answers to Q#7

Apr 18, 2022
New Lecture on Cardiac Auscultation | Eko DUO

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be showing you how to auscultate the heart on our patient Q while using the Eko DUO ECG and digital stethoscope. We will be auscultating at four locations which will include the RUSB, LUSB, LLSB, and Apex of the heart. We will then show you how you can interpret these results in the Eko Dashboard where you will be able to access your patients cardiac exam summary. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

Apr 16, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for The Collecting Duct (and fixed a typo)

VI) Reabsorption, under sodium reabsorption, 25% reabsorbed in the ASCENDING limb of the loop of Henle. ( not descending )

Apr 14, 2022
New Podcast Episode on Metabolic Acidosis

This week, Rob and Zach will be continuing our series on Acid Base Disorders and ABG interpretation and will be discussing Metabolic Acidosis.

We will be discussing:

  • Definition of Metabolic Acidosis
  • Causes
  • Clinical Features & Physical Exam Findings
  • ABG Case Examples
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Apr 13, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Burns | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Burns. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Jan Camille Santico

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Apr 7, 2022
New Podcast Episode on Metabolic Alkalosis

This week, Rob and Zach will be continuing our series on Acid Base Disorders and ABG interpretation and will be discussing Metabolic Alkalosis.

We will be discussing:

  • Definition of Metabolic Alkalosis
  • Causes
  • Clinical Features & Physical Exam Findings
  • ABG Case Examples
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Apr 6, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Mixing Insulin

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Mixing Insulin. To see what we will be talking about, please see the chapters below in the table of contents. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Sarah Abimhamed

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Apr 5, 2022
New Lecture on Cardiac Tumors

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Cardiac Tumors. We will begin this lecture by talking about the primary and secondary causes of cardiac tumors. The most common is secondary tumors and this results from a metastatic process. We will then be discussing the layers of the heart that are affected and how pericardial and myocardial invasion occurs. We will then be talking about the most common primary tumors including atrial myxoma and rhabdomyoma. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Sohani Kashi Puranic

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Apr 2, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for Immunology - Antibody Structure and Function
Mar 31, 2022
New Podcast Episode on Respiratory Alkalosis

This week, Rob and Zach will be continuing our series on Acid Base Disorders and ABG interpretation and will be discussing Respiratory Alkalosis.

We will be discussing:

  • Definition of Respiratory Alkalosis
  • Causes
  • Clinical Features & Physical Exam Findings
  • ABG Case Examples
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Mar 31, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for Immunology: T-Cell Development
Mar 30, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Digoxin (Lanoxin)

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Digoxin (Lanoxin). We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Ilia-Presian Georgiev

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Mar 28, 2022
New Lecture on Heart Murmurs

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Heart Murmurs. During this lecture we will be starting with a discussion on the physiology of murmurs. We will then move into the location, radiation, pitch, quality, and intensity of heart murmurs and when to listen with the bell or diaphragm of the stethoscope. We will then be taking you through the various types of murmurs that can be grouped into several classifications including: early systolic murmurs, mid systolic murmurs, holosystolic murmurs, diastolic murmurs, and continuous murmurs. We will be concluding this lecture on the murmur accentuation maneuvers that can be performed to increase or decrease the intensity of a murmur. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

Physiology and characteristics of murmurs by Abigail & Sarah

Timing and configuration of murmurs by Ana Guerra

Murmur Accentuation Maneuvers by Jona Mae Frondoso

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Mar 27, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes on Inflammation - Toll Like Receptors and Interferons | Part 4
Mar 26, 2022
Improved 2 Immunology Lectures; Adaptive Immunity and Immune System Overview
Mar 25, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes on Distal Convoluted Tubules

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Mariel Antoinette Perez - has edited the lecture #10320040 - Renal Physiology - 004 ] Distal Convoluted Tubule and Added Ninja Nerd Illustrations and Improved the alignment of the document.

Mar 24, 2022
New Podcast Episode on Respiratory Acidosis

This week, Rob and Zach will be continuing our series on Acid Base Disorders and ABG interpretation and will be discussing Respiratory Acidosis.

We will be discussing:

  • Definition of Respiratory Acidosis
  • Causes
  • Clinical Features & Physical Exam Findings
  • ABG Case Examples
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
Mar 23, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for Inflammation- Complement Proteins- Part 3

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Sarah Abimhamed  has edited the lecture #11320030 - Immunology Physiology - 003 ] Inflammation- Complement Proteins- Part 3 and Added missing info, Added Ninja Nerd Illustrations, Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, Added a summary at the end to recap.

Mar 23, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Orthostatic Blood Pressure | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Orthostatic Blood Pressure and Orthostatic Hypotension. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Jona Mae Frondoso

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Mar 22, 2022
Improved the Lecture on Inflammation - Cellular Events - Part 2

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Aldrich Christiandy - has edited the lecture #11320020 - Immunology Physiology - 002 ] Inflammation- Cellular Events- Part 2 and Added missing info, Added external diagrams and figures, Added Ninja Nerd Illustrations, Improved the quality of the illustrations, Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, Organized some information in a table form, Added a summary at the end to recap, and Added some useful mnemonics.

Mar 21, 2022
New Lecture on Heart Sounds

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Heart Sounds. During this lecture we will be starting with a discussion on the auscultation locations for listening to the four heart valves, in addition to Erb's point. We will then be transitioning into normal heart sounds, S1 and S2, which represent ventricular systole and diastole, respectively. As we continue, we will be moving into the splitting of S2 which will include physiological, wide, fixed, paradoxical, and absent. We will then be moving into extra heart sounds which will include S3 and S4. Finally, we conclude this lecture by briefly discussing additional systolic and diastolic heart sounds and their clinical implications.  We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

S1 & S2 by Aldrich Christiandy

Splitting of S2 by Jan Camille Santico

S3 & S4 by Ilia-Presian Georgiev

Additional systolic and diastolic heart sounds by Mariel Perez

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Mar 20, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for Immunology - Inflammation: Vascular Events: Part 1

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Aldrich Christiandy - has edited the lecture #11320010 - Immunology Physiology - 001 ] Inflammation- Vascular Events- Part 1 and Added missing info, Added external diagrams and figures, Added Ninja Nerd Illustrations, Improved the quality of the illustrations, Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, Organized some information in a table form, also Added a summary at the end to recap.

Mar 18, 2022
New Podcast Episode on Acid Base Disorders & ABG Interpretation

This week, Rob and Zach will be teaching you everything you need to know about Acid Base Disorders & ABG Interpretation

We will be discussing:

  • Definition of Acidosis and Alkalosis
  • Complications
  • Compensation Mechanisms
  • ABG Interpretation

Mar 16, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Valvular Heart Disease & Mechanical Heart Valves | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Valvular Heart Disease & Mechanical Heart Valves. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Maxine Abigale R. Bunao

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Mar 15, 2022
Updated and Fixed a Mistake in the Lecture Notes of Gluconeogenesis

The conversion of Fructose-1,6-BiPhosphate to Fructose-6-Phosphate is catalyzed by F-1,6-BPase and not Aldolase

Mar 14, 2022
New Lecture on Infective Endocarditis

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Infective Endocarditis. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Gerard Jude Loyola

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Mar 13, 2022
Updated the Lecture Notes on the Regulation of Glycolysis (and fixed a typo)

Glucagon

Stimulates Gluconeogenesis,

Inhibits Glycolysis

Mar 11, 2022
New Nursing Lecture on Cardiac Output | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Cardiac Output. To see what we will be talking about, please see the chapters below. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Jona Mae Frondoso

 The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Mar 10, 2022
New Podcast Episode on Infective Endocarditis

This week, Rob and Zach will be teaching you everything you need to know about Infective Endocarditis.

We will be discussing:

  • Definition of Infective Endocarditis
  • Causes
  • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Features
  • Physical Exam Findings
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prevention


Mar 9, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes on Expiration ( and fixed a typo )

The transthoracic pressure during forced inspiration is - 7 mmHg

Improved the alignment of the lecture notes

Mar 7, 2022
Improved the Notes and Illustrations for Renal Autoregulation

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr.Gerard Jude Loyola- has edited the lecture #10320070 - Renal Physiology - 007 ] Autoregulation and Improved the quality of the illustrations, Improved the alignment of the document.

We also fixed a couple of typos in the illustrations

VASODILATION instead of VASOCONSTRICTION

SVR instead of SUR

Mar 7, 2022
New Clinical Skills Lecture on Peripheral IV Insertion | Nursing

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach will be showing you how to perform a peripheral IV insertion and removal on our patient Zach. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

Mar 6, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for Neuromuscular Junction ~ Neuromuscular Transmission- Part 1

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Jona Mae Frondoso- has edited the lecture #11420030 - Musculoskeletal Physiology - 003 ] Neuromuscular Junction ~ Neuromuscular Transmission- Part 1 and Added missing info, Added external diagrams and figures, Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, Properly labeled the figures, Added some helpful boxes of information, Organized some information in a table form, Added external information to complement the video lecture and Added a summary at the end to recap.

Mar 4, 2022
Blood Pressure Basics | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on the Basics of Blood Pressure. During this lecture we will be starting with an overview on how blood pressure is measured and going over what systole and diastole mean. We will then be discussing blood pressure in comparison to cardiac output and stroke volume. We hope you enjoy this lecture!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Uta Hüning

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Mar 2, 2022
Improved the lecture on Arrhythmias and fixed a misreference

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Maxine Abigail Xue R. Bunao - has edited the lecture #10130050 - Cardiovascular Pathology - 005 ] Arrhythmias ~ Types, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Treatment and Added Ninja Nerd Illustrations, Improved the quality of the illustrations and Improved the alignment of the document.

also fixed a misreference at Table 3 (it should reference table 4)

Mar 1, 2022
Aortic Valve Stenosis And Regurgitation

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Aortic Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation.

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

Jan Camille Santico (Intro, Causes and Pathophysiology)

Sarah Abimhamed (Clinical Features and Physical Examination)

Maxine Abigale R. Bunao (Diagnosis)

Jona Mae Frondoso (Treatment)

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Feb 28, 2022
New Lecture on Mitral Valve Stenosis And Regurgitation

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Mitral Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation.

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

Jona Mae Frondoso (Introduction and causes)

Aldrich Christiandy(Clinical Features and Clinical Presentation)

Jude Loyola (Diagnosis)

Uta Hüning (Treatment)

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Feb 24, 2022
New Lecture on Heart Sounds and Auscultation | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Heart Sounds and Auscultation. During this lecture we will be starting with an overview on the four heart valves, separated into two atrioventricular and two semilunar valves. We will then be discussing the normal S1 and S2 heart sounds which correlate to the closing of the atrioventricular and semilunar valves. We conclude this lecture with the locations for auscultation and the valvular locations a nurse must be able to recognize. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Aldrich Christiandy

The illustrations were made by the talented kitti Déak

Feb 22, 2022
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Pulmonary Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Ana Guerra

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Feb 21, 2022
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis and Regurgitation

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Tricuspid Valve Stenosis & Regurgitation. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Jude Loyola

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Feb 19, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for the Basal Ganglia

add color coding and improved the alignment a little bit.

Feb 19, 2022
Improved the lecture notes for olfactory nerves & fixed a typo in the illustrations

We have improved the alignment of the lecture

Fixed a typo in the illustrations ( Adenylyl cyclase should convert ATP to cAMP )

Updated the Answer for question #7

Feb 18, 2022
Improved the lecture notes for Resting membrane, Graded and Action Potentials.

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Sarah Abi Abimhamed - has edited the lecture #10220020 - Neurology Physiology - 002 ] Resting Membrane, Graded, Action Potentials and Improved the overall style of the document, Organized information into smaller bullet points, Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts.

Feb 17, 2022
New Lecture on Liver Function Tests (LFTs)

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Liver Function Tests (LFTs). During this beast of a lecture, we will be going over every liver function test in detail, and discussing the potential differential diagnoses you may observe. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers

The different tests by Sarah Abimhamed

Approach to Hepatocellular Injury by Maxine Abigale R. Bunao

Approach to Biliary (Cholestatic) Injury by Mariel Perez

Approach to High Bilirubin & Jaundice by Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Feb 14, 2022
New Lecture on Blood Flow Through The Heart ~ NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Blood Flow of the Heart. During this lecture we will be starting with a brief overview on the structures of the heart and will be describing how blood flows through the heart! We hope you enjoy this lecture

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Feb 14, 2022
New NCLEX Lecture on the Structures of the Heart

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Structures of the Heart. During this lecture we will be discussing the location of the heart, each structure and layer of the heart, and a fun mnemonic at the end to help remember some important information! We hope you enjoy this lecture

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Feb 13, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM as well as Fixing some Typos in the Illustrations

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Jan Camille Santico - has edited the lecture #10520160 - Embryology Physiology - 016 ] Development of Reproductive System and Improved the overall style of the document and Improved the alignment of the document.

We also fixed some typos in the illustrations.

Feb 11, 2022
We Rewrote the Lecture Notes for Seizures

Our NinjaNerd writer Dr. Ana Guerra has rewritten the lecture notes for Seizures.

Feb 10, 2022
New Lecture on Central Venous Catheter ~ NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Central Venous Catheter. We will be starting this lecture by defining what a central venous catheter is and how a patient may receive this central line while in the hospital. We will then be talking about how to maintain sterility while a patient has a central line inserted. We conclude this lecture with some of the most important steps and procedures to know if a dislodgment occurs, and how you can apply this on the NCLEX. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Uta Hüning

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Feb 10, 2022
Improved the lecture notes for Spirometry ( and added Explanations to the Q&A )

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Sofia Suhada M. Uzir - has edited the lecture #10820070 - Respiratory Physiology - 007 ] Spirometry- Lung Volumes & Capacities and Improved the quality of the illustrations, Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, Added some helpful boxes of information, Added external information to complement the video lecture. also discussed in more details the answers for Questions 6, 7 and 8

Feb 8, 2022
New Lecture on Constrictive Pericarditis

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Constrictive Pericarditis. During this lecture we will be discussing the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, physical exam, diagnosis, and treatment. We will be presenting on real diagnostic findings in this lecture including ECG, auscultation findings, and echocardiogram! We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Gerard Jude Loyola

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Feb 7, 2022
New Lecture on Cardiac Tamponade

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Cardiac Tamponade. During this lecture we will be discussing the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, physical exam, diagnosis, and treatment. We will be presenting real diagnostic imaging in this lecture including ECG findings and echocardiogram! We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers

  Introduction & Causes by Jan Camille Santico

  Clinical Features & Physical Exam by Maxine Abigale R. Bunao

  Diagnosis and Treatment by Aldrich Christiandy

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Feb 5, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for Cardiac Cycle

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Mariel Antoinette Perez - has edited the lecture #10120080 - Cardiovascular Physiology - 008 ] Cardiac Cycle and Added Ninja Nerd Illustrations and Improved the alignment of the document. ( also fixed a typo replacing LV for RV )

Feb 4, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for the Mechanics of Breathing- Inspiration ~ Part 2

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Sofia Centenaro - has edited the lecture #10820020 - Respiratory Physiology - 002 ] Mechanics of Breathing- Inspiration ~ Part 2 and Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, Added some helpful boxes of information and some external information to complement the video lecture.

We also updated the answer to the question #6

Feb 4, 2022
New Lecture on Raynaud's Phenomenon ~NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Raynaud's Phenomenon. Raynaud's can be defined as a vasospastic condition resulting from cold weather that decreases the blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose, and ears. Raynaud's is further classified as either primary or secondary. Primary Raynaud's most commonly occurs in younger females with no underlying disease and is referred to as a phenomenon. Secondary Raynaud's is usually due to an underlying autoimmune disease like Scleroderma, or RA, which is why clinicians term this kind as a disease or syndrome. Overall, Raynaud's causes skin color changes and if severe enough, can lead to necrosis of a digit requiring amputation. However, this phenomenon is most frequently benign, requiring no treatment with self-resolution. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Abigail S. Xu, RPh

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Feb 2, 2022
New Live Case Study #18: Presenting with Myocardial Infarction

During this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be discussing our 18th case study with you all. This will be an interactive case study on the diagnosis and management of myocardial infarction. We hope you enjoy this case study

Feb 1, 2022
New Lecture on Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusion

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusion. During this lecture we will starting with the anatomy of the thoracic cavity and reviewing the pericardium. We will then discuss the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, physical exam, diagnosis, and treatment. We will be presenting on real diagnostic findings in this lecture including ECG, auscultation findings, and echocardiogram! We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers

Anatomy, Diseases states, Causes, and Pathophysiology by Jona Mae Frondoso

Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment by Sarah Abimhamed

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Jan 31, 2022
New Lecture on Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. During this lecture we will be discussing the causes, pathophysiology, complications, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

Causes, Pathophysiology, Complications and Clinical Features by Dr. Jan Camille Santico

Diagnosis and Treatment by Dr. Gerard Jude Loyola

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Jan 30, 2022
Updated the Lecture Notes for Gluconeogenesis, (and the Answer Key)

Updated the Answer Key and the Questions, and improved the overall look of the lecture.

Jan 29, 2022
Updated the lecture notes on Pons Lesions, and pointed out some fixes to the YouTube lecture

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Adara Garcia - has edited the lecture #10230180 - Neurology Pathology - 018 ] Pons Lesions and Improved the quality of the illustrations, Improved the alignment of the document, Updated the references and applied the fixes to the notes.

The fixes are

at 18:00 In Raymond Syndrome, the CN VI and Corticospinal fibers are affected, in some cases the Facial nerve is affected as well

at 30:51 in Locked-in Syndrome, the loss of horizontal gaze is caused primarily due to the Paramedial Pontine Reticular Formation (PPRF) lesion , CN VI and IV can sometimes be affected

Jan 27, 2022
New Lecture on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. During this lecture we will be discussing the causes, pathophysiology, complications, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Sohani Kashi Puranic

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Jan 25, 2022
New Lecture on Dilated Cardiomyopathy

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Dilated Cardiomyopathy. We start our lecture on dilated cardiomyopathy by first reviewing the common causes for developing this condition. After this, we will move into the pathophysiology, complications, and clinical features of dilated cardiomyopathy. We will then conclude this lecture with the diagnosis and treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Aldrich Christiandy

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Jan 24, 2022
New Lecture on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). We will be starting this lecture by discussing the most common causes of developing an AAA. We will then briefly go over the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for developing an AAA. In the worst case scenario, we will be going over how to diagnose and manage an AAA rupture, and the most important concepts to know for your NCLEX! We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Uta Hüning

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Jan 24, 2022
Improved the lecture notes on Glycogenesis, also fixed some answers ( Special Thanks to Lauren Ison )

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Jona Mae Frondoso Frondoso - has edited the lecture #11120100 - Metabolism Physiology - 010 ] Glycogenesis and Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, Added external information to complement the video lecture.

Special thanks to Lauren Ison for pointing out mistakes in the answers.

Jan 21, 2022
Improved the Notes on Glial Cells. and fixed the answer of a question.

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Sohani Kashi Puranic - has edited the lecture #10220030 - Neurology Physiology - 003 ] Glial Cells- Astrocytes, Oligodendrocytes, Schwann Cells, Ependymal Cells, Microglia and Improved the alignment and overall look of the document.

Also fixed the Answer to the question # 2) Myelin in CNS is produced by ..........

Jan 20, 2022
New Lecture on Hypoparathyroidism | Causes, Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Treatment

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Hypoparathyroidism. We will be discussing the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment. We hope you enjoy this lecture.

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer

Physiology, Etiology, and Pathophysiology by Dr. Aldrich Christiandy

Clinical picture, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Dr. Ilia-Presiyan Georgiev

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Kiti Déak

Jan 18, 2022
New Lecture on Hyperparathyroidism | Causes, Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Treatment

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Hyperparathyroidism. We will be discussing the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer

Physiology, Causes and pathophysiology by Uta Hüning

Clinical feature by Abigail Xu

Diagnosis and Treatment by Maxine Bunao

The illustrations were made by the talented Kiti Déak

Jan 17, 2022
New Lecture on Ischemic Heart Disease

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on ischemic heart disease also known as coronary artery disease. We start this lecture with the causes and pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease including: stable angina, unstable angina, NSTEMI, and STEMI. We will then be discussing the clinical features and complications associated with ischemic heart disease. We will then transition into the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease and will be reviewing 12 lead ECG's where you will identify anterior, lateral, inferior, and posterior STEMI. We will conclude this lecture with the treatment of ischemic heart disease including pharmacology and medical interventions. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

Causes and Pathophysiology by Jan Camille Santico

Clinical Features and Complications by Sarah Abimhamed

Diagnosis by Gerard Jude Loyola

Treatment by Donya Moslemzadeh

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Jan 12, 2022
New Lecture Notes for the Upper & Lower Limbs Neurological Examination

The Combined lecture notes for Upper and Lower Limbs Neuro Exam,

Jan 9, 2022
Improved the Lecture Notes for Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve, Fixed a mistake, improved the alignment, added the graphs, Color coded everything, and more....

Our Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Donna Stewart has edited the lecture "Respiratory Physiology - 014 ] Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve" and Added Ninja Nerd Illustrations, Uploaded the Q&A sheet, Improved the overall style of the document, Organized information into smaller bullet points, Improved the alignment of the document, Added emphasis and annotations to important parts, and color coded the heading to the graph to make it easier to follow

Also fixed a mistake swapping the X axis and Y axis heading in the introduction paragraph

Jan 8, 2022
UPDATED : Fixed a a mistake in the Lecture on Urea Cycle. and more....

Special Thanks to Ahmed Ibrahim who pointed out that:

Step 1 of the Urea Cycle should be NH3 + HCO3 + 2 ATP forming Carbamoyl phosphate Instead of NH4 + 2 HCO3 + ATP

We also added a table summary at the end of the lecture to make it more clear, and added some outside info to make the Lecture notes more comprehensive

Jan 5, 2022
Fixed and Improved the Lecture Notes on Regulation of Gluconeogenesis

Special Thanks to Ahmed Ibrahim for pointing this out,

1) a Typo ( PYRUVATE CARBOXYLASE ) NOT ( PYRUVATE CARBOXYKINASE )

2) PEPCK Catalyzes the conversion of OAA to PEP *NOT* Catalyzes the irreversible conversion of pyruvate to oxaloacetate (OAA)

Our Writer Jona Mae Frondoso, RPh also improved the overall alignment of the lectures.

Jan 5, 2022
Fixed the Answers for the Respiratory Mechanics Pressure Changes Lecture Notes

Special Thanks Camilo José De la Cruz Padilla for pointing this out

Questions 1 and 3 are D and A respectively

Jan 3, 2022
New Lecture on Cell Junctions

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on cell junctions. During this lecture we will be including all types of cell junctions including tight junctions, adherens junctions, desmosomes, hemidesmosomes, and gap junctions. We hope you enjoy this lecture

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

Introduction and Tight Junctions by Dr. Aldrich Christiandy

Adherens Junctions and Desmosomes by Dr. Sarah Abimhamed

Hemidesmosomes and Gap Junctions by Dr. Jan Camille Santico

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Dec 18, 2021
Fixed the Lecture on the Regulation Of The Transition Stage and Added the Answers for the Transition Stage Lecture

Added the answers for THE TRANSITION STAGE

Fixed the lecture on THE REGUALTION OF THE TRANSITION STAGE as well as adding the Answer Key for it

Special thanks to Burak for pointing this out

Dec 7, 2021
New Lecture in our USMLE Step 2 Rapid Review Series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) | Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) | Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis. During this lecture we will be presenting on everything you need to know in order to master your USMLE step 2 CK exam. This lecture specifically outlines the causes, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of IBD which includes Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Uta Hüning

 

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Kitti Déak

Dec 3, 2021
New Lecture on Ulcerative Colitis: Etiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Treatment

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be concluding our two part mini series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We will be finishing this mini series with our lecture on Ulcerative Colitis. We begin this lecture by discussing the causes and pathophysiology of ulcerative colitis. We will then be moving into the local and systemic clinical features patients will most commonly present with. We conclude this lecture with the diagnosis and treatment of ulcerative colitis, and will be providing real diagnostic images you need to know for your exams and in practice. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

  Causes, Pathophysiology and local Clinical features of Ulcerative Colitis by Dr. Ana Guerra

  Systemic clinical features and Diagnosis by Dr. Maxine Abigale R. Bunao

  Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis by Dr. Jona Mae Frondoso

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Kiti Déak

Nov 29, 2021
Fixed a table in the Blood Vessel Characteristics Lecture Note

Fixed the direction of blood in the Table #1

Special thanks to Wayne Henry Grant for pointing this out.

Nov 29, 2021
Rotator Cuff Tear | Etiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Treatment and Clinical Exam

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Rotator Cuff Tear. During this lecture we will be starting with the anatomy of the shoulder and talking about the muscles that make up the rotator cuff. Next we move into the causes, pathophysiology, and clinical features of a rotator cuff tear. We will then be moving into the diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear along with a clinical exam on our patient Q! During our clinical exam we will be going through the inspection, palpation, range of motion, strength, and special tests for a suspected rotator cuff tear. We will conclude this lecture with the treatment of a rotator cuff tear including the surgical options available. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers:

  Anatomy of the shoulder, Causes and Pathophysiology Rotator Cuff Tear by Dr. Aldrich Christiandy

  Diagnosis, Clinical Exam of the Shoulder, Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tear by Dr. Gerard Jude Loyola

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Nov 27, 2021
Fixed A Typo In A Lecture Note (Glucagon) & Fixed The Alignment In Another (CKD)

In the Lecture Note on Pancreas: Glucagon Function, Section III, #3, Convert GLYCOGEN into glucose and not GLUCAGON

Fixed the Alignment of the Lecture Note on Chronic Kidney Disease CKD

Nov 26, 2021
New Nursing Lecture on Acetaminophen (Tylenol) | Top 100 Medications

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol! We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Abigail S. Xu, RPh

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Nov 24, 2021
Added the Lecture Notes and Illustrations for Chest Tubes | NCLEX

In this lecture Professor Kristin Beach, MSN, BSN, RN will be presenting on Chest Tubes! We will be explaining the most important information related to the NCLEX and how you can apply this information clinically. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Abigail S. Xu, RPh

The illustrations were made by the talented Kitti Déak

Nov 23, 2021
New Lecture on Diabetes Mellitus | Type I and Type II: USMLE STEP 2 Rapid Review

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be presenting on Diabetes Mellitus | Type I and Type II: USMLE STEP 2 Rapid Review. During this lecture we will be presenting on everything you need to know in order to master your USMLE step 2 CK exam. This lecture specifically outlines the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of diabetes mellitus type I and II  (DM I and II). We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writer Dr. Jan Camille Santico

The illustrations were made by the talented Dr. Juhi Gupta

Nov 22, 2021
New Mini Series on IBD, the first lecture on Crohn’s Disease: Etiology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, Treatment

In this lecture Professor Zach Murphy will be starting our two part mini series on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We will be starting this mini series on Crohn’s Disease and will be covering Ulcerative Colitis next. We require much more research and studies on Crohn’s Disease, but we start this lecture on the current theory of an autoimmune, genetic, and environmental combination that is associated with Crohn’s Disease. Next, we discuss what we know about the pathophysiology and clinical features associated with patient's who have Crohn’s Disease. We then move into the diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease and will be showing images from a colonoscopy and dermatological/optic manifestations of this disease. We will be finishing this lecture with the treatment of Crohn’s disease based upon a mild, moderate, or severe disease classification. We hope you enjoy this lecture and be sure to support us below!

The lecture notes were written by the Ninja Nerd writers

Etiology and Pathophysiology by Mariel Perez

Clinical features by Sarah Abimhamed

Diagnosis by Aldrich Christiandy

Treatment by Jona Mae Frondoso

The illustrations were made by the talented Juhi Gupta

Nov 21, 2021
Fixed a mistake in the illustrations for Renal Filtration, Reabsorption, and Secretion _ Overview

Fixed a mistake in Type B intercalated cells, they should excrete Bicarbonate HCO3- and reabsorbed protons H+, not the opposite.

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