Endocrine System (Hypothalamus & Pituitary)
In this episode we explore the anatomy and physiology of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. We describe the hormones produced by each and what they do! We also talk about certain diseases that can arise from having either too much or not enough of these hormones!We talk about oxytocin, vasopressin (ADH), growth hormone, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, and leutenizing hormone! So many!!!!
23 Nov 2017
Autonomic Nervous System (Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Divisions))
Here we introduce the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system. After finding out what Dr Matt did in India, we explore why we have a sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) division of the nervous system. We look at cholinergic receptors and adrenergic receptors and where they are located. And finally, what drugs can do to alter these systems - enjoy!!
10 Nov 2017
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17 Nov 2019
What are the different vitamins? Is there any evidence that vitamin supplements benefit our health?
6 Dec 2019
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27 Feb 2019
Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) and Angina
Emergency Department Resident, Dr Dinesh Palipana, join Dr Matt & Dr Mike to discuss the 300,000 Australians that visit ED every year with chest pain.
21 Jun 2018
Blood Pressure Medications | How do they work?
In this episode, Dr Matt & Dr Mike cover the most common anti-hypertensive medications and how they work! Expect to hear about beta-blockers, calcium channel antagosnists, AT2 receptor antagonists, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and more!!!!
12 Jun 2018
The Respiratory Tract
Dr Matt and Dr Mike continue their journey through the body systems. This week they explore the functional anatomy of the respiratory tract, beginning at the nose and finishing inside the lungs.
11 Aug 2017
Acid Base Physiology
Did you know that you can change the pH of your blood by breathing? In this episode Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike explore the differences between acidosis and alkalosis. What is pH? What is an acid? What is a base? Clinically, why are we so concerned about the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+)??
9 Oct 2017
Muscular System (Part 1)
There are approximately 660 skeletal muscles that make up the human body, how do they work and how are they different to the smooth muscle in our digestive system and the cardiac muscle of our heart??
11 Feb 2018
Cranial nerves and how to test them!
In Episode 20, Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike go through the 12 pairs of cranial nerves!They explain how to remember their names! How to remember whether they are sensory, motor, or both! AND how to test them clinically!!
17 Nov 2017
20 Mar 2018
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis
"ABGs are easy as 1,2,3!!"In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike explain how to read an arterial blood gas (ABG) report and help determine whether a patient has a respiratory or metabolic based acidosis or alkalosis. They also look at some complex mixed cases and explain some easy ways to determine what's going on?!
16 Oct 2017
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
What are NSAIDs and how do they work? In this episode we discuss aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, celecoxib, and paracetamol.
17 Oct 2019
24 Sep 2018
In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike discuss simple ways to remember medical terminology. This includes directional terms, regional terms, root words, prefixes and suffices!!
9 Aug 2019
How do we exchange gases with our blood? In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike examine how we bring gases into our lungs from the atmosphere and how we exchange gases with our blood.
12 Aug 2017
Adrenergic Receptors | Adrenaline (Epinephrine)
How does noradrenaline (norepinephrine) work in the body? In this episode we discuss the different types of adrenaline binding receptors, where they are located, and what is there function?!
27 Mar 2019
13 Aug 2018
Resting Membrane & Action Potential
In order for our neurons to fire off, heart muscle to contract, and kidneys to reabsorb substances, the cells in our body need to establish charge and concentration differences between the inside of the cell and outside the cell (resting membrane potential). In this episode, we explore how our body creates these differences and exploit them to send signals to and from the brain (action potential). We also discuss what can happen to the body if we alter these concentrations and charges.
27 Oct 2017