Basic Cellular Physiology: Homeostasis

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Homeostasis is Greek for ‘staying the same’. In the context of human physiology the term homeostasis describes the maintenance of nearly constant conditions in the internal environment – physiological self-regulation. All organs and tissues perform functions that help to maintain this constancy – it is a coordinated, dynamic process. Disease can be conceptualised as a […]

Lower Limb Anatomy: The Femoral Triangle

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I am currently preparing for MRCEM Part A. This is the first of three entrance exams for higher training in EM in the UK. It is a ‘basic science’ exam which covers: Anatomy Physiology Pharmacology Microbiology Biochemistry Haematology Pathology Statistics The content of the exam is likely to be very similar to the equivalent entrance exams in Australia, […]