Shiver while you pee? – Post Micturition Convulsion Syndrome

Post-micturition convulsion syndrome (PMCS), also known as pee shakes, pee shivers, piss shivers, or piss quiver is a physiological (normal) phenomenon in which one feels a shiver running down the spine following urination. The shiver can produce a brief twitch which is a form of  a myoclonus. PMCS  is a thermostasis/rigor-type muscular shiver. This physiological…

All about Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a broad term defining a learning disability that impairs a person’s fluency or comprehension accuracy in being able to read, and which can manifest itself as a difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, or rapid naming. Dyslexia is separate and distinct from reading difficulties resulting from other causes,…

Lung volumes and Capacities – Physiology

Lung Volumes, Capacities and Dead Space- Definitions and Normal values . Knowledge of these values are quite important to understand respiratory physiology, pathological basis of various respiratory illnesses and for anesthesia.Tidal Volume (TV)- Volume of gas inspired or expired in each breath during normal quiet respiration. It is 400-500 ml ie 10ml/kg Inspiratory Reserve Volume ( IRV)-…

Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy accounts for about one out of every ten maternal deaths. Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the first trimester. Black women in the U.S. have a much higher rate of ectopic pregnancy and more die from consequences of misdiagnosis or late diagnosis. A fertilized ovum usually travels down the…