Tutor profile: Ishani P.
Subject: Biomedical Science
A pharyngeal culture is taken from a 13-year-old male patient presenting to the ER with fever, painful cervical lymph nodes, purulent tonsillar exudate, and difficulty swallowing. A blood agar culture plate shows complete hemolysis around Streptococcus pyogenes bacterial colonies. The patient is given a prescription for erythromycin. Identify which pathogen has caused the infection.
A beta - hemolytic streptococcal infection of the throat.
Subject: Forensic Science
What are the drug schedules and classifications?
Schedule I - no medical usage, high potential for abuse. Examples include Heroin, LSD, peyote, MDMA Schedule II - severely restricted medical usage, high potential for abuse, but slightly less than Schedule I drugs. Examples include cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, oxycodone Schedule III - currently accepted medical usage, moderate potential for abuse, and moderate to low risk of dependence. Examples include barbiturates, steroids, ketamine Schedule IV - widely used for medical purposes, low potential for abuse and low risk of dependency. Examples include Xanax®, Valium®, tranquilizers Schedule V - widely used for medical purposes, very low potential for abuse, contain limited quantities of narcotics. Examples include Robitussin® AC, Tylenol® with Codeine
Explain the immunological complement system in the human body in brief.
The complement system is a cascade of protein which is a part of the immune system. Its main role is to enhance the ability of an antibody or phagocyte to attack and destroy a foreign body. This system promotes inflammation, and attacks the pathogen's cell mebrane causing perforations in them.
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