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Tutor profile: Jim W.

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Jim W.
Surgical Resident and Engineer
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Subject: Medicine

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If a patient presents with isolated weakness of the big toe and back pain that radiates down the ipsilateral leg to the toe, what disease process is most likely occurring?

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Answer:

The presence of ipsilateral radiating pain down the leg and big toe weakness most likely implicates the L5 nerve root. The most likely cause of this condition is a herniated lumbar disc.

Subject: Biology

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Describe the differences between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

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Aerobic respiration takes place in the mitochondria, utilizes oxygen, and produces significantly more ATP per molecule. Anaerobic, as the name implies, occurs without oxygen, produces little ATP, and can occur outside the mitochondria.

Subject: Physics

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Explain Newton's 2nd Law in your own words.

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Newton's 2nd law states that the force acting on an object is equal to the acceleration of the object times the mass of the object.

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