Depressive Disorders

 
 
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Depressive disorders are characterized by the persistence of sad, empty, or irritable feelings, accompanied by changes that have a significant negative effect on daily functioning. They include major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), substance/medication-induced depressive disorder, depressive disorder due to another medical condition, other specified depressive…

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Basic chemical structure for hormone classes

Hormone Classes, Signaling Pathways, and Regulatory Mechanisms

 
 
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In this AudioBrick, we are going to dig into one of the key areas of the endocrine system by learning about hormone classes, signaling pathways, and regulatory mechanisms. We’ll explain how the various classes of hormones are synthesized, how they act, the factors that affect the target cell’s response to hormones, and how the body…

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Alcohol Use Disorder

 
 
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In this episode, we dip into the Psychiatry collection of Rx Bricks to learn about Alcohol Use Disorder. Learning Objectives Describe the etiology and epidemiology for alcohol use disorder. List the most commonly used alcohol agents in the United States and their associated potency, delivery method, and long-term effects. Describe the DSM-5 diagnostic features and criteria for…

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Rx Brick - COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 
 
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In this episode, we look at the disease which has defined 2020: Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. Learning Objectives Define coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and describe its epidemiology Describe the viral characteristics of COVID-19 Discuss the risk factors for severe COVID-19 Describe the diagnostic work-up for a patient with COVID-19 Discuss the management and prevention…

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Pituitary Gland

Structure and Function of the Pituitary Gland

 
 
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In this episode, we dig into the Endocrine collection of Rx Bricks to explore the structure and function of the pituitary gland. Learning Objectives: Describe the location and gross appearance of the pituitary gland. Describe the histologic appearance of the anterior and posterior lobes, and list the hormones produced by each. Discuss the embryologic origins…

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Welcome to the Rx Bricks Podcast

 
 
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In this episode, we introduce you to the new podcast from USMLE-Rx, based on our groundbreaking Rx Bricks.  Led by Dr. Arjun Iyer (of Express Videos fame), each of our Rx Bricks podcast episodes is built around one of our 800 bricks. Learn more about Rx Bricks by signing up for a free USMLE-Rx account:…

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