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In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 3)

This video series provides an overview of endometriosis, as originally presented by F. Zaria Chinelo, CEO of Felicity Motivational Group. More videos in this series:  In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 1) In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 2) In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 3)

In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 2)

This video series provides an overview of endometriosis, as originally presented by F. Zaria Chinelo, CEO of Felicity Motivational Group. More videos in this series:  In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 1) In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 2) In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 3)

In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 1)

This video series provides an overview of endometriosis, as originally presented by F. Zaria Chinelo, CEO of Felicity Motivational Group. More videos in this series:  In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 1) In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 2) In Pictures – Endometriosis An Overview (Part 3)

Breast Cancer Awareness

“Feel your boobies.” I remember first seeing a breast cancer awareness car magnet while finishing my P3 year of pharmacy school in Winchester, VA. Admittedly direct, the magnet certainly piqued my curiosity for and awareness of breast cancer. Shortly after observing that magnet about raising breast cancer awareness, I received an e-mail for a breast […]

Endocrinology Series: An Overview of Pituitary Hormones

The hypothalamus and the pituitary are connected in that the hypothalamus sends nerves direct to the posterior pituitary. Hypothalamic nerve cells secrete CRF (corticotrophin releasing factor) into blood vessels serving the anterior pituitary. Which parts of the pituitary secrete which hormones into the blood system? Anterior (all are made in the same shell of one […]

Endocrinology Series: Three Classes of Adrenohypophyseal hormones

Somatotropic Glycoprotein Propiomelanocrotin (POMC) derived Growth Hormone (GH)Prolactin (Prl) Thyrotropin (TSH)Luteinizing Hormone (LH)Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)(a subunit same, B subunit different)Placental chorionic gonadotropin (CG) Corticotropin (ACTH)A and B melanocyte stimulating hormones (a MSH and B MSH) Found an error in this article? Please contact us! Last updated October 2013

Endocrinology Series: An Overview of Hormones

Endocrine glands release hormones directly into the circulatory system that have specific actions at sites remote to the site of secretion. A signaling cell sends a signaling molecule (cytokine, chemokine, etc) that binds to a receptor on the target cell. The main signaling molecules of endocrine glands are hormones.  Three types of cellular communication via […]

Endocrinology Series: What Are Endocrine Glands?

Endocrine Glands Include Pituitary Pineal Thyroid Thymus Pancreas Ovary Adrenal * 2 Parathyroid * 4 Testes * 2  Adenohypophysis = anterior pituitary Its hormones are essential for: Regulating growth and development Stimulating the reproductive system Providing a response to stress Regulating intermediary metabolism Synthesis and secretion of adenohypophysis hormones are controlled by: Hypothalamic factors Peripheral […]

Rohypnol: The Good, The Bad and the Pharmacology

Rohypnol’s has become infamous for its use as a date rape drug. More commonly known as Roofies, its properties make it the perfect drug to incapacitate a victim. The following article examines the drug in detail. Drug Class and Therapeutic Use Rohypnol’s generic name is flunitrazepam. A benzodiazepine developed in the 1970s. It was actually […]

Celiac Disease: An Overview

A few weeks ago I decided to expand my social circle in an environment I have no familiarity with: at a networking party – in New Jersey, no less. I researched different groups who would be attending, giving away door prizes, offering jobs, and the like. Although initially excited and intimidated, I wanted to tell […]