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Anxiety relief while doing tests...

Discussion in 'Step I' started by TrapperJohnMD, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. TrapperJohnMD

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    Anyone try to decrease the old HR by carotid massage? I did and about choked myself out. Quiz: what nerve controls the afferent portion and where does it lead to in the brain??? Oh God, choking myself again.....:eek:
     
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  3. rox

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    Heh, Glossopharyngeal is the afferent. Can't remember the nucleus though.
     
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    Nucleus solitarius? Definitely label this as the highest of high yield information.
     
  5. GynGuy1983

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    I concur :p

    It's good to see that there is someone else that watches Top Gear on here.
     
  6. neoserenity333

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    is it solitary nucleus?

    hahaha... i love the carotid massage method, btw. better choke than do the valsalva and end up with poop on your pants. but then i guess you can say, the test was so hard i **** my pants. :hardy:
     
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    #6 ZonaRidicularis, Jun 21, 2008
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  8. rox

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    I actually remembered the name of the nucleus later but felt lazy to post it again. ;) Soiltary nucleus. Anyway, seriously how would use it to relieve anxiety?? It's a common cause of death in forensic medicine!
     
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    I have a quick and easy way of relieving anxiety after I'm done with my tests. . .
     

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