Hypothalamus (pothum?)
Lateral area —> hunger (knock out, anorexia); inhibited by leptin
Ventromedial area —> satiety (knock out, hyperphagia); stimulated by leptin
Anterior area —> cooling, parasympathetic
Posterior area —> heating, sympathetic (knock out, become poikilothermic, or cold-blooded)
Suprachiasmatic nucleus —> circadian rhythm
Paraventricular nucleus —> oxy-toe-cin
Surpaoptic nucleus —> ADH
Functions (“TAN HATS”): thirst, adenohypophysis control, neurohypophysis release, hunger, autonomic regulation, temperature regulation, sexual urge
Inputs: OVLT, area postrema 

Hypothalamus (pothum?)

  • Lateral area —> hunger (knock out, anorexia); inhibited by leptin
  • Ventromedial area —> satiety (knock out, hyperphagia); stimulated by leptin
  • Anterior area —> cooling, parasympathetic
  • Posterior area —> heating, sympathetic (knock out, become poikilothermic, or cold-blooded)
  • Suprachiasmatic nucleus —> circadian rhythm
  • Paraventricular nucleus —> oxy-toe-cin
  • Surpaoptic nucleus —> ADH

Functions (“TAN HATS”): thirst, adenohypophysis control, neurohypophysis release, hunger, autonomic regulation, temperature regulation, sexual urge

Inputs: OVLT, area postrema 

Currently studying for my last two preclinical exams, but I’ll be back in action and studying for boards in a couple of weeks! In the meantime, a peak of how my speedier, Tombow-laden class notes have been turning out since I took an awesome class at the d.school! (That’s an immuno-goblin on the right…)

Currently studying for my last two preclinical exams, but I’ll be back in action and studying for boards in a couple of weeks! In the meantime, a peak of how my speedier, Tombow-laden class notes have been turning out since I took an awesome class at the d.school! (That’s an immuno-goblin on the right…)

I designed this logo for our LGBT student group. My first submission was a rainbow Caduceus, but last year’s president—a medical historian—was very adamant that we use the Rod of Asclepius. The Caduceus, a symbol largely associated with Mercury/Hermes, became the widely recognized emblem of medicine through a series of misunderstandings and questionable documentation. You can read more about that here.

I designed this logo for our LGBT student group. My first submission was a rainbow Caduceus, but last year’s president—a medical historian—was very adamant that we use the Rod of Asclepius. The Caduceus, a symbol largely associated with Mercury/Hermes, became the widely recognized emblem of medicine through a series of misunderstandings and questionable documentation. You can read more about that here.

I’m working on a new short film and taking a little break from posting my notes. So instead, I’ll just post random artistic pieces I’ve worked on—like this image, which was a mock-up submitted for the cover of Nature. Sadly, the associated study (about stem cell self-renewal and senescence) wasn’t chosen for the cover… but at least I’ve got a cool iPhone background now.
Made using actual cell imaging, with some valuable editing by a way-more-talented science illustrator dude I met in San Francisco.

I’m working on a new short film and taking a little break from posting my notes. So instead, I’ll just post random artistic pieces I’ve worked on—like this image, which was a mock-up submitted for the cover of Nature. Sadly, the associated study (about stem cell self-renewal and senescence) wasn’t chosen for the cover… but at least I’ve got a cool iPhone background now.

Made using actual cell imaging, with some valuable editing by a way-more-talented science illustrator dude I met in San Francisco.

Epstein-Chocolate-Barr Virus (EBV)
Herpes virus (HHV-4, hence 4 segments of chocolate bar held by Mr. Chirpes) that infects B cells (inflated B) through CD21 receptor (#21 on hopscotch)
Can cause nasopharyngeal carcinoma (nose on Mr. Chirpes), Burkitt’s lymphoma (chromosome bunny with 8,14 translocation), Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (hopscotch), CNS lymphoma (bunny brain; be sure to differentiate from toxoplasmosis gondii, esp. in immunocompromised patients), mononucleosis (big kissy lips on bunny)
Presents with hepatosplenomegaly (big liver + spring for spleen) and pharyngitis (pharaoh’s hat decoration). Perhaps hairy oral leukoplakia (hairy tongue). 
Diagnostic monospot test (of sheep/horse RBC’s, as seen on hopscotch squares)
"Starry sky" histology: Sheets of medium-sized lymphoid cells with scattered pale, tingible body-laden macrophage. Uninfected but reactive cytotoxic T cells hug RBC’s (little cytotoxic dude on bunny ear)

Epstein-Chocolate-Barr Virus (EBV)

  • Herpes virus (HHV-4, hence 4 segments of chocolate bar held by Mr. Chirpes) that infects B cells (inflated B) through CD21 receptor (#21 on hopscotch)
  • Can cause nasopharyngeal carcinoma (nose on Mr. Chirpes), Burkitt’s lymphoma (chromosome bunny with 8,14 translocation), Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (hopscotch), CNS lymphoma (bunny brain; be sure to differentiate from toxoplasmosis gondii, esp. in immunocompromised patients), mononucleosis (big kissy lips on bunny)
  • Presents with hepatosplenomegaly (big liver + spring for spleen) and pharyngitis (pharaoh’s hat decoration). Perhaps hairy oral leukoplakia (hairy tongue). 
  • Diagnostic monospot test (of sheep/horse RBC’s, as seen on hopscotch squares)
  • "Starry sky" histology: Sheets of medium-sized lymphoid cells with scattered pale, tingible body-laden macrophage. Uninfected but reactive cytotoxic T cells hug RBC’s (little cytotoxic dude on bunny ear)
PICA strokes (pikachu)
Symptoms
Vomiting, vertigo (rapidash’s move), nystagmus (pika’s eyes)
Decreased temp/pain sensation (fire/electricity) on ipsilateral face and contralateral body
Hoarseness (rapidash), dysphagia (muzzle)
Decreased gag reflex (pika’s tongue)
Horner’s (beedrill) syndrome, ipsilateral
Ataxia, dysmetria
Keep in mind Lateral Medullary Syndrome (ekans, because it indexes medusa); nucleus ambiguus effects are exclusive to PICA lesions.

PICA strokes (pikachu)

Symptoms

  • Vomiting, vertigo (rapidash’s move), nystagmus (pika’s eyes)
  • Decreased temp/pain sensation (fire/electricity) on ipsilateral face and contralateral body
  • Hoarseness (rapidash), dysphagia (muzzle)
  • Decreased gag reflex (pika’s tongue)
  • Horner’s (beedrill) syndrome, ipsilateral
  • Ataxia, dysmetria

Keep in mind Lateral Medullary Syndrome (ekans, because it indexes medusa); nucleus ambiguus effects are exclusive to PICA lesions.