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Amino acids in the post absorptive state ?

Question of the day During a medical rotation, a medical student volunteered for a respiratory physiology exam that determines basal metabolic rate and the respiratory quotient. She followed the protocol for a resting individual in the post absorptive state. Which of the following amino acids would be found in the highest concentration in serum? A. Alanine and Glutamine B. Arginine and Ornithine C. Glutamate and Aspartate D. Branched chain amino acids E. Hydrophobic amino acids   Figure- Post absorptive state For answer follow the link http://usmle.biochemistryformedics.com/answer-to-the-question-amino-acids-in-the-post-absorptive-state/ Please help Biochemistry for Medics by “CLICKING ON THE ADVERTISEMENTS” every time you visit...

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Answer case study- Exophthalmos- A 50-year-old woman complains of feeling warm all the time…

Case details A 50-year-old woman complains of feeling warm all the time. Her eyes appear as they are bulging out of their sockets (exophthalmos). She sees a family physician to evaluate her condition. Her labs demonstrate a decreased level of TSH. Which of the following would you expect in this patient? A. Reduced blood pressure B. Weight gain C. Increased basal metabolic rate D. Reduced heart rate E. Excess sleep Answer- The patient presents with signs and lab reports consistent with hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis). Hence the right option is РC- Increased basal metabolic rate.Thyroid hormone is an important regulator of basal...

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Case study- Exophthalmos- A 50-year-old woman complains of feeling warm …

QUESTION OF THE DAY A 50-year-old woman complains of feeling warm all the time. Her eyes appear as they are bulging out of their sockets (exophthalmos). She sees a family physician to evaluate her condition. Her labs demonstrate a decreased level of TSH. Which of the following would you expect in this patient ? A. Reduced blood pressure B. Weight gain C. Increased basal metabolic rate D. Reduced heart rate E. Excess sleep For answer follow the link http://usmle.biochemistryformedics.com/answer-case-study-exophthalmos-a-50-year-old-woman-complains-of-feeling-warm-all-the-time/ Please help Biochemistry for Medics by “CLICKING ON THE ADVERTISEMENTS” every time you visit us. Thank you!

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