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Sign language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A sign language (also signed language) is a language which chiefly uses manual communication to convey meaning, as opposed to acoustically conveyed sound patterns. This can involve simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to express a speaker's thoughts. Sign languages share many similarities with spoken languages (sometimes called "oral languages", which depend primarily on sound), which is why linguists consider both to be natural languages. Although there are also some significant differences between signed and spoken languages, such as how they use space grammatically, sign languages show the same linguistic properties and use the same language faculty as do spoken languages.[1][2] They should not be confused with body language, which is a kind of non-linguistic communication.  
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about 4 years ago
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Picture tests in anatomy arm and forearm 4

After completion of this video you will be able identify and discuss some features of the arm and forearm: Head and tuberosity of radius, superior radioulnar...  
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about 4 years ago
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Picture tests in anatomy arm and forearm 3

After completion of this video you will be able identify and discuss some features of the arm and forearm: Ulnar nerve, cutaneous innervation of the hand, te...  
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about 4 years ago
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Picture tests in anatomy arm and forearm 1

After completion of this video you will be able identify and discuss some features of the arm and forearm: Medial cutaneous nerve of the arm, medial cutaneou...  
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about 4 years ago
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FROM Death We MUST learn

Don't miss the comments at the bottom!I was sent this ECG with the following information:A 37 year old female with no comorbidities, a non-smoker, with no known hyperlipidemia and no family h/o of CAD presented to ED with central chest pain since 5 hours with no radiation, increased by moving her arms and associated with SOB.……  
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about 4 years ago
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Amputee gamer shows off 'Iron Man arm' - BBC News

Amputee James Young has worked with prosthetics designers to create a unique limb that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.  
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about 4 years ago
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Reflections on an ass-kicking |

Last weekend I got my butt handed to me and I’m feeling really good about it. I entered my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition, and was beaten unequivocally, having had to submit to avoid having my arm broken after about three minutes into the fight. So what’s to be so cheerful about? Essentially, the whole endeavour was an experiment, and the experiment was a success. I learned a heap about learning, and about myself. Lessons that can be applied to learning resuscitation medicine, or learning anything.  
resus.me
about 4 years ago
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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in pl...  
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about 4 years ago
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Simple Arm Test Identifies Frailty in Older Trauma Patients

A simple test of upper-extremity motion identifies frailty in older trauma patients, researchers report.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Doctors are urged to measure blood pressure in both arms

A different systolic blood pressure in each arm is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events including death, shows a large cohort study of people with no pre-existing vascular disease.1  
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about 4 years ago
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Spurling's Test or Cervical Axial Compression Test | eHealthStar

The Spurling test--a downward pressure on the head--is intended to determine if the pain in an arm is due to a pinched nerve in the neck.  
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over 4 years ago
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An often forgotten cause of chest pain

A 66 year old white woman presented to the emergency department of a district general hospital with shortness of breath and chest pain, which radiated to her back. She had previously received antibiotics from her general practitioner for a presumed chest infection. Comorbidities included drug controlled hypertension. On examination she was tachypnoeic and hypertensive with a blood pressure of 170/90 mm Hg. No disparity in blood pressure was seen between her arms. Because clinical signs and plain chest radiography were suggestive of a left sided basal pneumonia with associated parapneumonic effusion (fig 1⇓), she received intravenous antibiotics.  
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An often forgotten cause of chest pain

A 66 year old white woman presented to the emergency department of a district general hospital with shortness of breath and chest pain, which radiated to her back. She had previously received antibiotics from her general practitioner for a presumed chest infection. Comorbidities included drug controlled hypertension. On examination she was tachypnoeic and hypertensive with a blood pressure of 170/90 mm Hg. No disparity in blood pressure was seen between her arms. Because clinical signs and plain chest radiography were suggestive of a left sided basal pneumonia with associated parapneumonic effusion (fig 1⇓), she received intravenous antibiotics.  
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over 4 years ago
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Anatomy questions

a short mcq/blank test on the upper limb.  
Victoria Ho
over 4 years ago
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Ray Birdwhistell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ray Birdwhistell (1918 – October 19, 1994) was an American anthropologist who founded kinesics as a field of inquiry and research.[1] The term kinesics, meaning "facial expression, gestures, posture and gait, and visible arm and body movements", was coined by Birdwhistell.[2] He estimated that "no more than 30 to 35 percent of the social meaning of a conversation or an interaction is carried by the words." [3] Stated more broadly, he argued that "words are not the only containers of social knowledge."[4] He proposed other technical terms, including kineme, and many others less frequently used today.[5] Birdwhistell had at least as much impact on the study of language and social interaction generally as just nonverbal communication because he was interested in the study of communication more broadly than is often recognized.[6] Birdwhistell understood body movements to be culturally patterned rather than universal.[7] His students were required to read widely, sources not only in communication but also anthropology and linguistics.[8] Collaborations with others, including initially Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, and later, Erving Goffman and Dell Hymes had huge influence on his work. For example, the book he is best known for, Kinesics and Context, "would not have appeared if it had not been envisaged by Erving Goffman" [9] and he explicitly stated "the paramount and sustaining influence upon my work has been that of anthropological linguistics",[10] a tradition most directly represented at the University of Pennsylvania by Hymes.[11]  
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over 4 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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over 4 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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over 4 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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over 4 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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over 4 years ago
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What I learnt this week: The dilemma of the ‘last’ patient #WILTW

It is late at night. Your shift should have ended a while ago. The department has started to quieten down. You check there are no more patients needing your input, acknowledge the hard work of the team and say goodnight. As you walk out the door a concerned looking mother walks into the department cradling a small infant in her arms. They are clearly not critically unwell but as the mother books the child in you overhear the anxiety in her voice.   
rolobotrambles.com
over 4 years ago