The purpose of earwax
By: JL Francis
Please, say that again. I didn't hear you. What was that?Saying these once in awhile is okay. But, if you're constantly asking people to repeat themselves you probably have a hearing problem. For some the problem may require a hearing aid, while others may...
Introduction to the structure of the eye
By: Dave Stanford
The eye is one of the smallest pieces of the human anatomy, yet is one of the most complex and amazing components of the human body. It appears to be simple, but is made up components that work well together to allow you do something...
The causes of bad breath
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The most common cause of bad breath is simply related to bad oral hygiene. Bacteria are capable of growing in an extremely fast rate inside your mouth. If you do not brush your teeth regularly, these bacteria are able to multiply in a very short...
Why do humans need pain?
By: Ben Hughes
Pain is a necessary part of our lives which life would more difficult without. But why would life be so much harder without the suffering which, apart from those among us with a (sexual) sado-masochistic tendency, we all have to endure?1. Pain can help...
Arthritis explained
By: K.D. Saffron
It started like any other early spring day with birds chirping outside the window as the sun began to shine through the white Battenburg lace curtains signaling the morning. This usually was something to look forward to after a long winter, however when I put...
Hyperplasia explained
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Hyperplasia is a term used to describe a particular type of growth seen in cells and tissues of your body. Normal tissues in the body have a certain size. Hyperplasia is generally considered to be a response to an injury or stimulus of some kind...
Hypertrophy defined
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Hypertrophy is a mechanism by which your body is able to adapt to changing conditions. Cells in your body have a normal size. Under stressed conditions, the cells may need to increase their function. The process by which they do this is known as hypertrophy...
Function of white blood cells
By: Carolyn Lee - 408104
Blood accounts for approximately 8% total body weight in humans, with an average of 5 liters in women and 5.5 liters in men. It consists of three different cellular elements, erythrocytes (red blood cells), platelets and leukocytes (white blood cells), suspended in a complex...
Why chopping an onion makes eyes water
By: JL Francis
You've broken up with your longtime love no?Okay, maybe you've just finish watching your favorite romantic flick no, again?So, what's the deal with the tears?Simply, the cause is Allium cepa which is better known as the onion. This tear jerker comes in...
The function of the kidneys
By: Lauren Beyenhof
In order to determine kidney function, a blood test called the BUN Creatinine is performed. BUN stands for blood urine nitrogen. It measures how much urea is present in the bloodstream. High levels of urea indicate that the kidneys are having trouble filtering it out...

 

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