7,979 reputation
52975
bio website
location United Kingdom
age 21
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen 2 hours ago

Medical student in the United Kingdom, having previously studied Biology at A-Level.


Mar
6
comment How does laughing gas (N₂O) work?
@WYSIWYG this is very true, I'll try and go through it when I have a bit of time
Feb
20
comment Do Penicillin based antibiotics affect birth control?
As I recall from pharmacy teaching, this is one of those things where it was theorised that it might happen due to damaging gut flora which reduces reuptake of oestrogen in the gut, therefore physicians took a cautious approach and gave advice to use barrier methods in addition when taking antibiotics and the OCP
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@Masi well, this is a Biology Q&A site so answers should really focus on the biological aspects of the question. The original question "why do irregular heartbeats happen and what are it's implications short and long term" is succinctly answered in the above without over complication.
Jan
8
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
I think it's a very good answer - although references would be ideal all the content is factual as far as I can see.
Jan
8
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@Masi I've read through the entire answer again from the start a couple of times to try and offer some help but if I'm honest to me it makes no sense at all. I did some searching using the terms you use and didn't really get anywhere. I'm not convinced that the 30th revision will be the charm and, whilst I didn't cast them, I do understand the thinking behind the deletion votes. I also don't understand why the bounty was placed?
Jan
3
comment How fallible are DNA paternity tests?
@lou hopefully that edit helps a bit
Dec
16
comment Why do the major and minor groove exist in DNA?
Thanks for editing to improve your answer
Dec
2
comment After vasectomy, where does the sperm go?
As a general rule, quotations should be used to support your own answer rather than form it in its entirety
Nov
8
comment Can cracking fingers cause Arthritis?
I believe this has been answered on skeptics
Oct
11
comment Are there any multicellular forms of life which exist without consuming other forms of life in some manner?
Closely related to the question can humans survive without eating life
Aug
31
comment Pharmacology: Drug Administration
I would say that the reason sildenafil is typically preferred over alprostadil is largely due to Viagra being a nice friendly tablet and alprostadil being a particularly daunting injection into a sensitive area for patients. Perhaps this goes some way to indicating one of the main reasons many drugs are enteral in administration - patients find it easier.
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
Hi all - I've removed a lot of the comments on this question that were not requesting clarification etc. - please remember to use Chat for extended discussions
Aug
21
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
The ingredients in Soylent get its calorific value from rice, oats, soy and other plant products. As such it doesn't fulfil the criteria of the question asker
Aug
6
comment What could cause no pain but sense of touch?
CIPA?
Jul
27
comment Why doesn't Diabetes cause death by starvation?
Diabetes before the advent of insulin therapy
Jul
24
comment What causes morning wood?
Question discussed in comments has been asked: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/19915/…
Jul
23
comment Dark veil when getting up too fast
If your interest is academic then you may wish to look further into orthostatic hypotension. I don't know why this causes visual disturbances however.
Jul
23
comment Why does chewing enrage me?
Please try to use quotes to support your answer rather than form it in its entirety
Jul
23
comment Are human infants inherently frightened by anything?
Loud noises are something that infants of any age certainly are not fond of?
Jul
22
comment Why does chewing enrage me?
Without first finding a documented precedent for this affecting other people your question isn't really answerable