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View Resource Pathology Case Study: Flu-Like Symptoms

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which presents a "37-year-old white female who was in excellent health until three years prior, when she developed flu-like symptoms." Visitors are given an extensive patient history along with pathologic findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis"...

View Resource PennMedicine: Medical Animation Library

The staff at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine has created this remarkable set of over 75 different animations and videos designed for medical professionals and the general public. The items here are divided into topics that include Allergy and immunology, Neurology, Dermatology, Pregnancy and Embryology, and "Surgery." These clips are all quite short and well-recorded, and...

View Resource The Heart: The Engine of Life

This website from The Franklin Institute lets visitors explore the mysteries and inner workings of the human heart. The site contains some remarkable facts, including the observation that over the average human's lifetime the heart beats more than two and a half billion times. The site includes seven sections, including "Development," "Structure," "Vessels," "Blood," and "Monitoring." The...

View Resource The Determinants of Cardiac Output

Part of the Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System site, this 22-minute video presentation explains fundamental but often misunderstood concepts about the determinants of cardiac output, using Dr. Anderson's hydraulic model of the cardiovascular system. It is a useful summary and overview of the concepts presented in greater detail in the online text. A transcript of the video...

View Resource A Healthy Retirement?

This case study looks at one person's lifestyle choices, and the health conditions that result from those choices. It also examines the importance of including persons of both sexes and different races in clinical studies. The lesson was designed for students in introductory biology or anatomy and physiology courses. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also...

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