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Anabolic Steroid

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During a lecture in my second year of medical school, we had an interactive panel discussion on the many actions of testosterone which included a discussion on anabolic steroids abuse.┬áThis Daily Doodle illustrates the adverse effects of anabolic steroid abuse Read more ›

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World Diabetes Day

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Today is World Diabetes Day, represented by the blue ring symbol. This daily doodle features the three main tissues involved in carbohydrate metabolism: hepatocytes (liver cells), adipocytes (fat cells) and muscle. The blue ring also represents insulin, one of the Read more ›

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Hypercholesterolemia

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This daily doodle highlights some of the physical signs seen in hypercholesterolemia conditions, such as Familial Hypercholesterolemia. When cholesterol levels are high, they can deposit in various places in the body, including around the eyes which is termed xanthelasma palpebrarum. Read more ›

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Lipoproteins

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First day of Endocrine!┬áThis daily doodle features a VLDL, one of the five major groups of lipoproteins (chylomicrons, very-low-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, intermediate-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein). VLDLs are assembled in the liver from endogenous triglycerides, cholesterol, and apolipoproteins (white Read more ›

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Pancreatic Secretion

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This doodle is a collage of the many things that I learned today, from the functional unit of the pancreas, which contains acinar (red) and duct cells (blue) to the emulsification of fat (oil with triglycerides dripping down and turning Read more ›

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