The Concept of Synergistic Effects - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-11-2012
Dr. Mexito's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 662
Threads: 72
Thanked 369 Times in 204 Posts
Reputation: 379
Smile The Concept of Synergistic Effects

While talking with Dr. Mexito about "step 1" and other demons, he asks you to explain to him the concept of synergist effect. You start sharing your knowledge with him but after a while, you notice that Dr. Mexito looks like if he is not understanding what you are saying. You think of giving him and example to illustrate your explanation, hoping that this way, Dr. Mexito can understand. Which one of the below options would illustrate best the concept of synergist effect?

a. 2 + 2 = 2
b. 2 + 2 = 3
c. 2 + 2 = 4
d. 2 + 2 = 5

please... explain the reason of your answer
__________________
"Disease is very old, and nothing about it has changed. It is we who change as we learn to recognize what was formerly imperceptible." JMC
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
DocSikorski (05-11-2012)



  #2  
Old 05-11-2012
K06100's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 730
Threads: 90
Thanked 456 Times in 289 Posts
Reputation: 466
Default D

Its D I think.....!!!
__________________
Try Not To Become A Man Of Success But A Man Of Value.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Mexito (05-11-2012)
  #3  
Old 05-11-2012
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 1,039
Threads: 189
Thanked 561 Times in 319 Posts
Reputation: 571
Default my answer

I'll say it's D too

why?
well Dr. Mexito if we study together and we have 5 questions to solve:
let's say I can solve 2 of those questions correct, let's say they are all about aspirin (and you didn't know how to solve those qs) and you can solve 2 other questions correct, let's say they are about acetaminophen (and I couldn't solve them in million years! . The last question is from drug interactions between aspirin and acetaminophen - none of us studied interactions before but since you know how acetaminophen works and I know how aspirin works we'll brainstorm and beat the last question for sure! and that's our synergy!

we joined forces and we have 1 extra question where each of us had some input in solving it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Mexito (05-11-2012)
 
  #4  
Old 05-11-2012
Kabutar111's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 414
Threads: 30
Thanked 87 Times in 70 Posts
Reputation: 97
Send a message via Skype™ to Kabutar111
Default

i am sure you already knew the concept behind it .
lets say you got bullet and i got guns , and we can throw them at ppl who made this exam
that will be additive
or
we can work together and shoot them.

what you think its synergistic
__________________
There is no shortcut to SUCCESS ,and there is no excuse for FALIURE - by Kabutar111
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr. Mexito (05-11-2012)
  #5  
Old 05-11-2012
K06100's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 730
Threads: 90
Thanked 456 Times in 289 Posts
Reputation: 466
Default endocrinal synergism

An example of synergism is bone growth by both GH and Thyroid hormone.......!!!
__________________
Try Not To Become A Man Of Success But A Man Of Value.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Pharmacology-, Physiology-, Step-1-Questions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NBME 2 Concept jinni USMLE Step 1 Forum 11 03-05-2012 07:45 PM
Swaping concept pathology USMLE Step 2 CS Forum 0 02-28-2012 09:48 PM
I don't understand the concept of anovulation and its effects mbbs2010 USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 01-25-2012 10:38 AM
NBME 11 concept. donofitaly USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 08-21-2011 12:06 PM
A-a gradient concept kemoo USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 04-30-2011 06:51 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)