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Medical student in the United Kingdom, having previously studied Biology at A-Level. I spend a good deal of my time volunteering with St John Ambulance, which I find fantastically rewarding and when I'm not writing essays I'm handling flags here on Bio.SE.


May
21
comment What is atrial fibrillation?
To add to your answer I think you mean P waves aren't visible in AF and also old age could be added as a cause in isolation - it's very very common in the elderly
May
19
accepted Does digit 1 have an extensor sheath?
May
19
asked Does digit 1 have an extensor sheath?
May
14
comment What are the internal surfaces of body cavities actually made of?
It is correct to say that the trachea and GI tract are not classed as cavities, yes.
May
14
comment Could a sperm be altered to contain a female's genetics?
Please don't use the comments section for long extended discussions, use Biology Chat but more importantly keep discussions civil. Please read the sections in the FAQ on etiquette.
May
12
reviewed No Action Needed what is this worm identified as?
May
12
reviewed No Action Needed The use of proteins in memory creation
May
12
reviewed Close Are Bovine serum albumin, Avidin, Ficoll-70 and Dextran-70 positively charged or negatively charged?
May
12
reviewed Edit Membrane potential after exposure to glutamate
May
12
revised Membrane potential after exposure to glutamate
added in OPs thoughts
May
9
awarded  Popular Question
May
7
comment Trauma, blood loss and thirst
It's the first one. A trauma patient will likely need an anaesthetic at some point so the aim is to keep them nil by mouth to avoid the risk of airway compromise caused by vomiting. If they are desperate for water, the advice is small sips or being given an ice chip to suck
May
4
awarded  Popular Question
May
2
comment Why does evolution not make our life longer?
Related question on "Why do we die?"
May
2
reviewed Approve How does a pine cone open?
Apr
29
revised How does a person get AIDS?
making a distinction between promiscuity and unprotected promiscuity
Apr
29
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
26
comment Can children restore brain cells?
As far as I recall, the age cut off for the procedure you're describing is closer to 1-2 than 10-12
Apr
22
comment Why does rabies cause hydrophobia?
Related question
Apr
20
comment Width of vein in finger
Venous anatomy is highly variable from the start, there will also be changes with age and activity - I think this will b to calculate