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KEY to 1st MIDTERM exam SAS5: Science, Society and Disease Wednesday January 27th, 2010 1. Why is the guinea pig a good animal model to study vitamin C metabolism in humans? (5 points) Like humans, guinea pigs can't synthesize vitamin C 2. Skull remains from prehistoric agriculturalists feature porosities that suggest iron-deficiency. Some experts attribute this deficiency to a higher prevalence of diarrhea due to microbial infections. What could be another explanation? (5 points) They switched to a diet lower in meat (=less iron). They had a diet lower in protein which leads to lower iron absorption. 3. How was the disease concept defined by the Hippocratic school of thought? (5 points) Four humors: blood, phlegm, yellow bile, black bile. Disease was a result of humors being out of balance. Health can be restored by restoring balance. 4. What do the following diseases have in common: Pott's disease, Tuberculous spondylitis, and vertebral caries? (3 points) They are all the same disease 5. What is meant with the 'etiology' of a disease? (5 points) The study of causation, i.e. what causes the disease? 6. What is Blackwater disease? (2 points) B: an alternative name that some Iraqi doctors use to refer to a severe form of malarial infection
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2010 for the course SAS SAS005 taught by Professor gordon/leveau during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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