Monthly Archives: April 2011

Common Entrance Exam to be conducted for medicine PG in 2012

The Website of Medical Council of India(MCI) has listed Vision 2015. It has proposed to conduct Common Entrance Examination for the year 2012. This move will be welcomed by most PG aspirants, because it opens door to many PG seats …

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The Endosulfan debate, are we blind?

Friday 29th April is “Harthal” in Kerala. It can be called a state sponsored Harthal, because the ruling Coalition the Left front has called for this Harthal. I think most of the people in Kerala(except for a few UDF leaders) …

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Hormones and neurotransmitters affecting feeding and satiety.

Feeding and satiety centre in hypothalamus is modulated by several hormones and neurotransmitters. Since this one is a bit confusing it requires lots of revision. Orexigenic(Increase feeding) Neuropeptide Y. Agouti Related Protein (AGRP). Melanin Concentrating Hormone(MCH). Orexins A and B. …

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Cranial Nerves and associated ganglia

Four cranial nerves ,CN III, VII, IX, Xcarry parasympathetic fibres as they emerge from brain stem. The Cranial nerves and their associated ganglia are mentioned below. Oculomotor – Ciliary ganglion. Facial – Pterygopalatine and submandibular ganglion. Glossopharyngeal – Otic ganglion …

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Life of a PG aspirant

When I got MBBS, I thought it would be the beginning of a new life, a life filled with happiness. I thought treating patients will bring joy not only by relieving their suffering but also by bringing peace to my …

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First session at CME Kottayam 2011.

Being an alumni of Kottayam medical college, I was well acquainted with the auditorium where the CME for PG aspirants is held year after year. From the time I was a student at Medical college I have seen hundreds of …

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