Bugs & Drugs
March 25, 2019

Listeria Monocytogenes

In light of the current avocado recall, here’s the high yield information medical students should know! Listeria monocytogenes is a gram positive, beta-hemolytic, rod-shaped bacteria that […]
March 14, 2019


Dobutamine Dobutamine is a beta adrenergic agonist with a greater effect on beta 1 receptors than than beta 2. Beta 1 receptors are mainly found in the […]
March 13, 2019


Meglitinides Examples include Nateglinide & Repaglinide “Meglitinides Depolarize” Meglitinides close K+ channels and cause the membrane to depolarize, in turn enhancing insulin release.  Meglitinides work by […]
March 5, 2019

Whipple Disease

Whipple Disease – Tropheryma whippelii Whipple Disease is an infectious enterocolitis that causes malabsorption in the small intestine. Tropheryma whippelii is a gram positive, rod-shaped actinomycete […]
February 25, 2019


Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines stimulate GABA A receptors at an allosteric site. This facilitates GABA activity by increasing the frequency of Cl- channel opening.  Clinical uses of benzodiazepines […]
February 22, 2019

RNA & DNA Viruses

This video comes in clutch when studying Virology. We use this video to understand not only which viruses are RNA or DNA with helpful mnemonics, but […]
February 11, 2019

HIV Pathogenesis in 3D

HIV attaches to host CD4+ cell receptors and CCR5/CXCR4 via GP120. GP41 then fuses membranes allowing HIV to uncoat and empty it’s contents into the host […]
May 5, 2014


Mnemonics *Aminoglycosides: Mean GNATS caNNOT kill anaerobes because they need O2; Buy AT $30, CCEL at $50. * Aminoglycosides: Gentamicin, Neomycin, Amikacin, Tobramycin, Streptomycin Aminoglycoside antibiotics […]
May 4, 2014

Enterococcus Faecalis

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