New page on biomedical trade-offs

Throughout my first two years of med school, I was surprised by how many of the most tricky — and to me, most interesting — topics in medicine involved some sort of underlying trade-off. For example, I couldn’t understand dynamic compression of the airways pretty much at all until I realized that it was a prototypical trade-off, in that higher expiration rates help push out CO2-enriched air faster, but also lead to a higher risk of airway collapse. Today I added a new page with a lot of these biomedical trade-offs, which is currently at 16 trade-offs, but I’m planning on adding more as I learn more. Hopefully somebody will find them useful, even if it’s just my future self.

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