This Viva will discuss the pharmacology and the physiology of the peripheral circulation

During the reading time, candidates were also shown a figure of SNP, and were asked if they recognised it. The viva then went on to discuss the pharmacology of SNP. This was generally well done. For the latter half of the viva, candidates were tested on their knowledge of the physiology of the peripheral circulation. Areas of weakness were, the understanding of the physiology of the endothelium, substances it secretes (eg prostacyclin, EDRF and endothelin), as well knowledge of the vasomotor centre.