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Not “technically” but actually! To say “I don’t know” when you *do* know is as lyin’ as it gets! Just remember, before a state issues you a license to practice medicine in their backyard, they look to the National Board of Medical Examiners and ask, “Should we trust this person to practice medicine here?” The NBME is in the business of telling states, “Yes, we believe this person knows enough to practice morally and competently.” Answer ethics questions with this in mind.
Besides technically lying, it also probably isn't a good idea to drop the word "oncologist" to a patient before they hear they have cancer, especially as a student who can't answer any further questions about the biopsy results.
you're definitely not alone lol
And its not in FA, so fuck it IMO
I guessed it because the names sounded similar :D
I also guessed because both words start with "glu")))
same as person above me. also bc arginine carbamoyl phosphate and nag are all related through urea cycle.
Not a clue. This was so random.
this made me feel a lot better.
also, no fucking clue
My immediate thought after reading this was "why would i know this and how does this make me a better doctor?"
Generally speaking Glutamine is often used to aminate things. Think brain nitrogen metabolism. You know that F-6-P isn't an amine, and that Glucosamine is, so Glutamine isn't an unrealistic guess.
yea, I mature 30k anki cards to see this bs
I literally shouted wtf in quiet library at this question.
Lol def didn't know it. Looks like I'm not going to be a competent doctor because I don't know the hexosamine pathway lol
Is it biochemistry? Then I do not know it.
I Ctrl+F'd glucosamine in FA and it's not even there lol
i definitely guessed, for some reason got it down to arginine and glutamine
I did not
Narrowed it down to Arginine and Glutamine figuring the Nitrogen would have to come from one of these two but of course I picked the wrong one. Classic.
+1 no idea!
Yeah, I probably should have went with that. Just got thrown off, since I know that usually the serum calcium levels for someone with Calcium kidney stones is normal.
i understand the link to MEN 1, but why are we checking the calcium level?
I feel like it's important to get a baseline of where the calcium is at for two reasons:
1. if the patient does indeed have MEN 1 it would be good to know if she has high calcium levels and possible Parathyroid etiology
2. You're putting the patient on a PPI which are known to decrease calcium levels and increase risk of osteoporosis
for both these possible factors/concerns it would be good to see where calcium is currently at
Couldn't a Pituatary tumor secrete ACTH, causing high cortisol?