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Anatomy & Physiology II

Rock Levinson, PhD

If a person has lost a kidney is their function impaired or does the other kidney compensate?
Is fatigue tied into dehydration? Does this indicate a lack of system functioning?
You talked about norepinephrine. What happens to the heart under stress?
When your adrenalin starts pumping does that trigger your "Fight or Flight” mechanism?  If so, why does that happen?
Why is Terminal bronchiole called that? Is it deadly or is there another meaning to it?
How is the blood split up amongst the heart to go to the lungs?
Some things are labeled as diuretics, coffee, alcohol - what are they and how do they work? What should be avoided?
But why the redundancy of two kidneys? Why aren't we born with just one?
What causes kidney failure? Disease? Age? Overuse? Genetics?
I would love to hear what Dr. Levinson - or others at the CU Med School think about the usage, physical effects, and potential benefits of using CoQ10 for cardiovascular problems.  (And maybe the dangers or possible side effects of taking them)
And the same question about garlic supplements; And the same question about Omega (fish oil) supplements...
What is the best prevention of kidney stones once you have developed them more than once?
What does aspirin do when you are having a heart attack?
Why do they test enzymes to find out if you’ve had a heart attack?
How are heart rhythm and breathing rhythm coordinated?
What is kidney dialysis?
What Causes Kidney Stones?
Why does hyperglycemia cause excess urination?
The "Cardiac Alert Program” was developed in Colorado and it has become the National Standard.  Paramedics in Colorado are some of the best trained medics in the country.  The best "Door to Balloon” times are accomplished when 911 is activated.
At 50 years of age I have to watch my liquid intake during the evening hours otherwise I'm up half the night running to the restroom.  This wasn't the case in my twenties.  What's changed?
Question about "grown" organs, see below