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anyone else vehemently object to memorizing the freaking digestion enzymes......
 

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OCPreMed said:
anyone else vehemently object to memorizing the freaking digestion enzymes......
Ooh...Thats all me here.
 

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Eat - enterokinase
Tender - trypsin
Chicken - chymotrypsin
Chunks - carboxypeptidase
Elegantly - elastase

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I think they're not too bad compared to hormones. They all come from the pancreas, and you know what they work on (digesting macromolecules: fat, carbs and protein). So it's just memorizing a bunch of names (and knowing that trypsin activates all the other zymogens).

Hormones on the other hand... you need to know:
what their name is
what type of molecule they are and consequently how they act (steroid, peptide, tyrosine derivative)
where they are made
where they act on
what their effects are
what induces their release
what functions as negative feedback for their inhibition

Much more painful :eek:
 

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I never really memorized the digestion enzymes.
 

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if yur having problems with this now, wait till med school
 

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gujuDoc said:
Hormones are one of my favorite things to get questions about in the MCAT. I got that stuff down cold. I need to rereview the kidney again though, cuz the kidney anatomy keeps messing me up. I have a basic idea but then I keep forgetting some minor details.

But I need to work more on getting Physical science speed up.
Same here Guju.
 

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i don't think you actually have to memorize all the different enzymes.
 

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Omyss said:
i don't think you actually have to memorize all the different enzymes.
I know I'm not, lol! EK didn't stress what they do, just know them. Only amylase and lipase are the only two enzymes I think I'll even care about.

Hormones are more important imo, but EK made it easy to learn. Just remember that HCG is also a peptide hormone, which wasn't under the bold lists of the beginning of the lesson.
 
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geno2568 said:
if yur having problems with this now, wait till med school

wow, thanks!! (waits till medical school patiently).. thanks bud!! :thumbdown:


I thought that the title "oh my duodenum!" would add some levity to my post; apparently not for you. my advice for you, please relax ur anal sphincter :thumbup:
 

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OCPreMed said:
wow, thanks!! (waits till medical school patiently).. thanks bud!! :thumbdown:


I thought that the title "oh my duodenum!" would add some levity to my post; apparently not for you. my advice for you, please relax ur anal sphincter :thumbup:
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pertaining to the question, maybe try drawing it all out? or you could just blow off this section and memorize only five of them like I did
 

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I like the pneumonic for the pituitary better:
FSH
LH
ACTH
TSH

Prolactin
I (nothing here :( )
GH

Sorry in advance if you test with me and I laugh after saying "flat pig" to myself.
 
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