New Organ, Dam Protons, & Our Secret Language | TAPP 80
The news is out: we have a new organ that's been uncovered in the body. Or do we? What's the secret language of A&P? And should we be telling people?! Host Kevin Patton continues his story of cellular respiration with another playful analogy.
- 00:48 | Word Dissection
- 04:58 | Sponsored by AAA
- 06:23 | New Organ
- 14:41 | Sponsored by HAPI
- 15:38 | Secret Language of A&P
- 20:19 | Sponsored by HAPS
- 21:05 | Dam Protons
- 32:05 | Staying Connected
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Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate. (Seneca)Word Dissection
We start with a brief word dissection of a term that Kevin proposes to use someday as a pseudonym.
- Torus tubarius
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A recent paper proposes the existence of a new organ—the paired tubarial salivary gland. It's suggested that this be added as a major salivary gland along with the parotid, submandibular, and submaxillary salivary glands.
- The tubarial salivary glands: A potential new organ at risk for radiotherapy (original research article) my-ap.us/3khGFZe
- Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head (newspaper article) my-ap.us/31L4RvV
- Cancer researchers discover new salivary gland (press release about discovery) my-ap.us/3m9mc9w
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Secret Language of A&P
Another one of those playful little games that Kevin plays with his students. Or is it only a game?
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Those Dam Protons
Host Kevin Patton follows up on his analogy about cellular respiration mentioned in the last episode—Krebs Cycle: The Horror. After summarizing the Krebs Cycle story (no! not the Krebs Cycle!), he briefly outlines the sequel featuring those dam protons.
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