Video Flashcard: Visine Prank

The Visine Prank was featured in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers based on an urban legend that a few drops into a person’s drink will cause diarrhea. This is NOT TRUE and in fact, ingestion of any of the topical imidazoline drugs can cause a serious and life threatening toxidrome. This video explains the Visine Prank, the mechanism of action of these drugs topically and the systemic effects that occur when the drug crosses the blood-brain barrier. Click the link…

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Pancreatitus Mnemonic

Video flashcards return! If you haven’t subscribed to the youtube channel for updates, never fear. We share them here too! Today we’ve got a quick lecture on the medical student mnemonic for the causes of acute pacreatitis: I GET SMASHED. This mnemonic is often taught in the board review books and the only one medical students tend to remember is “S” for scorpion stings. Most causes (80%) of acute pancreatitis is from either alcohol or gall stones! Watch the video…

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VIDEO SPECIAL: Inhalants Demonstration

Guys, we won’t lie. The contents of this video are something you will be unlikely to learn about in medical school or in residency. Use this knowledge for good, and learn about how drugs are inhaled in order to better recognize and treat patients when they come to you. This isn’t a video flashcard, this is a short lecture complete with Dr. Kloss (in the flesh) realistically demonstrating how inhalants are used depending on the substance. Adolescents are at especially…

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