Tuesday, August 11, 2009

sympathetic nervous system

Hypothyroidism : Let us again create an emergency, a situation demanding decision and action. A burglar is entering the house.
Aunt Martha, the energetic, the aggressive type, whose sympathetic nervous system is the dominant one, leaps out of bed, seizes whatever weapon comes to hand and descends to meet the intruder. Uncle Henry, a parasympathetic type, covers his head with the bedclothes and lets Aunt Martha handle the emergency.
So far so good. If there is a burglar, Aunt Martha's highly energized heart, muscles, and brain have their outlet in action, and Uncle Henry enjoys the protection he craves.
But suppose there is no burglar. Suppose the situation is not such an absurdly simple fiction as we have concocted, but one of those complex, emotion-tangled snarls which form the real pattern of human living.
Suppose that, instead of a burglar, Aunt Martha must face, day in and day out, the truth of her marriage to a timid, indecisive man. Sup­pose that Uncle Henry must confront through the years his inability to make an outstanding success in business, to achieve the stature of a man in his own and his wife's eyes.


  1. The specialist's pessimism was not unjustified. For clinicians generally agree that if a cavity shows no evidence of closing by itself after six months it is unlikely to do so at all. Its resistance to treatment and to the natural healing processes of the body is proof of the malignancy of the disease—or of the patient's lack of recuperative powers.

  2. Thus on my next visit I advised the patient that the operation seemed to hold the safest and probably the only promise of recovery. She re­ceived this advice quietly.

  3. But she pleaded eloquently for time. She said she was feeling very much better. She had just begun to catch her breath. She needed yet a little time to get "mentally" ready for such a far-reaching decision— this despite the fact that she had come to New York for the express purpose of an operation, and had already allowed some weeks to go by. Finally she persuaded me that a delay of a week or two more would not matter.

  4. One of his friends was a Columbia professor, the other a research man. Men of trained and critical minds, they were puzzled. How did I ac­count for the reversal against all clinical predictions? I answered truth­fully that I had no clinical explanation.

  5. Hypothyroidism: Most parents with horror remembers the "terrible" time parting with a bottle (or nothing "). Little came a cry a few nights, not allowing anyone to sleep. He did not explain that the bottle of his favorite juice or milk mixture hid for his own good, making the drink with a spoon. We know how hard it was for many wean the child suck his thumb in his sleep. But, alas! All these difficulties will be overcome. Otherwise, your Son, then waits for the fate of the heroine of the series "Not Born Beautiful", "armed to the teeth" (expensive, by the way!) Braces.

  6. Yeast Infection : The sensation was that the leader of antireytinga was green, with a shocking result of 13568 cases. With the three most common pathogens: Norovirus, Salmonella and E. coli. The fact that the "grass" is increasingly becoming a cause of poisoning, first talked a couple of years ago, when the United States presented a report on the connection of large-scale contamination of soil and subsequent detection of harmful to human health of substances in plants that grow in this territory