Sunday, March 22, 2009

I am studying HIV/AIDS pathogenesis for my microbiology class and I want to cry. How can one infinitely small capsule of nucleic acid lead to such devastation of the human body???? Definitely humbling, definitely sad, and definitely mind-blowing.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Some of my favorite new words...

*gubernaculum (yes, it is a very real word. connective tissue of the testes)
*gingivostomatitis (a sore mouth in babies)
*claudication (atherosclerosis leading to limping. many pts in the hospital have this symptom..who knew?)
*cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile ducts...again who knew that this could happen?)

I would have been a damn better speller when I was a kid if I knew some of these words. Then again, I probably would have been Doogie Howser, M.D. if I had known these words.