Establishing the difference between being left and right handed
By: Paul Delger
In this never ending debate between the virtues of being right-handed as oppose to being left-handed, I offer a humorous look or not so humorous look (depending on your side) at the topicIt's time for the left-handers in this country to unite for some respect...
By: Janet Grischy
The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped sac, about three or four inches long by one inch wide, located on the right lobe of the liver. It stores and concentrates bile, a liquid that the body uses to digest fat and neutralize acid. Bile is necessary...
Structure and function of the thyroid
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The thyroid gland is a small organ located in the front of your neck. It has a relatively simple structure, yet has a complex function in regulating the metabolism of your body. This article will take a look at both the structure and function of...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The heart is a specialized organ, and the only one in the body made of cardiac muscle. Heart cells are called cardiomyocytes and make up muscle fibers that conduct electrical impulses. The function of the heart, which is to keep blood flowing throughout the body...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Everyone is familiar with the basic functions of the lungs. They allow you to breathe, it's that simple. The primary structure is also well known, there are two of them - one on the right and one on the left. But the details of the...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The lungs are the main organ of the lower respiratory tract and responsible for the exchange of oxygen, which is necessary for cellular processes, for carbon dioxide, a cellular waste product. This gas exchange is possible because of the thin membranes and air sacs that...
Basic functions of the human eye
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The basic function of the human eye is to see. Other functions involving the accessory structures and secretions of the eye prevent foreign particles from injuring the ocular organ and pathogens from entering the body through this route.In its simplest definition, sight is the...
By: Janet Grischy
Color blindness is sometimes acquired, through brain or nerve damage, but it is most often inherited. Different forms of color perception difficulty are caused by different genetic anomalies. Aging or illness may also impair color vision. With almost all forms of color blindness, the impairment...
By: G E Barr
HUMAN VERMIFORMThe appendix is a "worm-looking" organ which is attached to the cecum in the lower right of the "quandrant". It was Darwin's theory that the appendix was a left over, no longer valuable organ, which had dangled since evolution. Darwin theorized that man was...
By: Rolland Judd
Every winter as the cold sets in and the clouds roll across the sky bringing the first snowflakes of the year many people find themselves hitting the snooze button on their alarm clocks more and more frequently. They just don't feel like they got the...

 

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