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C-Reactive Protein – Role in Inflammation

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a substance that is produced in the liver with the function of increasing the amount of inflammation present throughout the body. This type of site-wide inflammation is called “systemic inflammation”. Usually a patient’s CRP is measured from blood tests, and it tells a doctor how much systemic inflammation is present within […]

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3D representation of a Cholesterol Molecule

Cholesterol – Function, Production, Statins, & Types

What is Cholesterol? So what is cholesterol in the first place? Well, cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found throughout the body as a major building block of our cells. Cholesterol is a type of lipid; lipid referring to molecules that are biological in origin and that are also soluble in non-polar solvents, […]

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What is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?

So what is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) exactly? Well, NIHL[1] is what is sounds like. NIHL is hearing loss that results from being exposed to really loud sounds. Like gun fire, music concerts, or even by someone yelling in your ear. Basically any exposure to sounds that are too loud damages the ear to cause […]

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acetylcholine 3D chemical model


Here are my notes on acetylcholine. Just so you can get an idea of what it does in the brain and in the body, and why it is important for cognition. So acetylcholine (ACh) is one of many kinds of neurotransmitter that are found in the body. To be brief, neurotransmitters are the chemicals released […]

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