Friday, 20 December 2013

Medical Apps Recommendations for Medical Students

Assalamualaikum wrt.

Life in medical school can be quite challenging sometimes, especially when it comes to studying. No one can deny the fact that medical school is hard, especially when there are tonnes of information need to be crammed into our brain, and as normal as we are, we can’t remember everything.

Fortunately, as advanced as we are now as medical students with smartphones and all, there are these things called “apps” that can ease us in studying.

So here are few suggestions of free apps from Android and Apple that may help students to access information quicker and help in studies. Plus, not only for students, these things even help medical professionals too, especially during housemanship!

So in non-chronological order, feel free to check the suggestions below!

1) Quick Lab Reference

Why to love: Useful for quick medical reference

This app provides quick look at the up-to-date information on the most commonly used clinical laboratory values and other useful relevant information such as lab data in Microbiology, Physiology/Pathophysiology, Toxicology and etc.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Heart and How Does It Function.

Assalamualaikum wrt and good day to everyone.

In conjunction to our month of cardiovascular system, we from PPIM Moscow are going to talk about the most important organ in this system; which is the heart and how does it function.

We all know that in every thing created, there must be something that drives them to function, like in car there is the engine, and in machine there is some kind of hydraulic pump for them to work. The same applies to us humans, physiologically speaking. The most vital organ that holds our body systems together is the heart, the busiest and the most core of us. Without heart, we will die.

Heart is the busiest organ in our body. It works and beats non-stop for 24 hours per day, supplying us with “life”. How it functions non-stop with amazing complexity of the heart system is beyond our imagination, it marks how great Allah is as He is the best and the only Creator, subhanaAllah.

Few facts and trivias that may blow your mind about the heart.

     Put your hand on your heart. Did you place your hand on the left side of your chest? Many people do, but the heart is actually located almost in the center of the chest, between the lungs. It's tipped slightly so that a part of it sticks out and taps against the left side of the chest, which is what makes it seem as though it is located there.
     Hold out your hand and make a fist. If you're a kid, your heart is about the same size as your fist, and if you're an adult, it's about the same size as two fists.
     Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.
     Give a tennis ball a good, hard squeeze. You're using about the same amount of force your heart uses to pump blood out to the body. Even at rest, the muscles of the heart work hard—twice as hard as the leg muscles of a person sprinting.
     Feel your pulse by placing two fingers at pulse points on your neck or wrists. The pulse you feel is blood stopping and starting as it moves through your arteries. As a kid, your resting pulse might range from 90 to 120 beats per minute. As an adult, your pulse rate slows to an average of 72 beats per minute.
     The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose. Capillaries, on the other hand, are so small that it takes ten of them to equal the thickness of a human hair.
     Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood. This 5.6 liters of blood circulates through the body three times every minute. In one day, the blood travels a total of 19,000 km (12,000 miles)—that's four times the distance across the US from coast to coast.
     The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime—that's enough to fill more than 3 super tankers.

Interesting, right?

Monday, 2 December 2013

Respiratory System | Word Search Puzzle Competition

Assalamualaikum wbt and Happy Winter for all!!

Now, it's already end of our theme, Respiratory System. So, to check out your knowledge about this system, COME and JOIN us IMAM's new competition. The Word Search Puzzle.

There will be only 3 WINNERS

Feel interested? Clink the link below, download and answer it.

>> Word Search Puzzle <<

For answer, you can find or refer to any of the post we have shared before in our page and our blog.

Here are the guidelines:
1) Download the puzzle. ( Click Here ). The download link is at the upper right corner.
2) Once you spot the word, just highlight and colour the boxes with your answer to the questions below.
3) Then, you can SEND (via facebook message) your answer to:
    Brother - Ashrul Affiq ( fb: Ashrul Affiq )
    Sister - Nurul Hikmaht ( fb: Nurul Hikmaht )

EASY RIGHT? If you have any kind of question, please don't hesitate to ask or comment on our page.

Hurry.... This will be last for 5 DAYS ONLY.
LAST DATE : 8th December 2013

Search and Win! Good luck.

thank you,