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Two 16-year-old boys who did not know each other were admitted to a metropolitan county hospital on the same day for a broken tibia and fibula. The one boy was handsome, had an outstanding physique and was the star quarterback for his high school team; he broke his leg during a game. The other boy was smaller, looked like a nerd wearing horn-rimmed glasses, and broke his leg by slipping on the ice while walking his dog. After having their fractures reduced and casted, the two boys shared a room for a couple of days. The football player had several good-looking coeds visiting him, while the only visitor the other boy had was his mother; consequently, he was quite jealous. Six weeks later, the boys met again when it was time to have their casts removed. This occurred right after lunch; the football player ate a huge lunch, including a steak sandwich, while the other boy only had a salad. As the casts came off, the football player fainted dead away as soon as the cast was cracked open while the other boy simply got up on his crutches after the cast was removed and walked out. That he didn’t faint while the tough football player did made him feel superior.
Which one of the following choices was most probably responsible for the fainting incidence?
(A) The football player was a sissy.
(B) Orthostatic hypotension
(C) The football player had hypertropic cardiac myopathy.
(D) A vasovagal response
(E) A postprandial rush of blood to the digestive system

please give ur reason
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MUST BE b OR d , I AM GUESSING...

MAY BE IT WAS PLAIN AND SIMPLE oRTHOST htn

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MAY BE HE SAW HIS LEG AFTER CAST WAS REMOVED AND IT MUST BE RELATIVELY ATROPHIED , SO HE WAS OVERWHELMED EMOTIONALLY AND SUFFERED A vASOVAGAL SYNCOPE...
...LOL....

I KNO MY SECOND EXPLANATION IS IDIOTIC...

SO WATS THE ANS?
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ur second idiotic expln is right ans that is vasovagal.lolz
i cant find a reasonable expln though .
cant be orthostatic because it occurs during change in posture.
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hahaha....i had made so many assumptions there...how ridiculous...

there should have been some extra info... anyways...the questions in Actual exam though tricky , are realatively more logical i suppose !!
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