What are the different types of trigger points?
By: Tina Samuels
Trigger points are muscle nodules that many researchers believe are a source of pain and referred pain in the body. These spots are used in trigger point therapy either by massage, chiropractors, or through acupuncture methods to release stress and tension in the body...
The various functions of angiotensin II
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a multi-organ system of proteins and receptors regulated by hormones and cytokines to control a number of mechanisms associated with fluid balance and vasoconstriction. Angiotensin II (Ang II) is the main active peptide in the RAS, and research has shown...
Angiotensin II signaling in blood pressure regulation
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Blood pressure is regulated by genetic and environmental factors that act together to maintain fluid and ion balance in the body. When this maintenance fails, disease may follow. Chronically high blood pressure, as occurs with high salt diets, is hypertension, which requires treatment to postpone...
The human gastrointestinal system
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, digests the food and other substances humans consume. In this process, it absorbs nutrients and water the body needs. The GI tract runs in one direction throughout the body, from the mouth to the anus. Under circumstances of infection...
The mechanism of blood clotting
By: Louis Rosenfeld
Your body has many ways of maintaining its integrity when injury occurs. The formation of blood clots is necessary when you get a cut or damage a blood vessel, so that you stop bleeding. Stoppage of bleeding is called hemostasis. When there is an unwanted...
What is the digestive system and how does it work?
By: JS Daniel
The digestive system is the set of organs that help from the processing of food to excreting it from our body. It starts from the mouth and ends at the anus. The digestive system consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum...
The history of discovery of the human circulatory system
By: Theresa Cobb
According to The Wikipedia website "The earliest known writings on the circulatory system are found in the Ebers Papyrus (16th century BCE), an ancient Egyptian medical papyrus containing over 700 prescriptions and remedies, both physical and spiritual." Though written about in great lengths throughout...
Structure and function of the prostate gland
By: Tarek Musslimani
The prostate gland is an accessory sex gland in males. It is situated below the bladder and around the the urethra. The prostate gland is divided anatomically to four areas or zones. The outer most zone is called the peripheral zone. It constitutes approximately 70%...
Book review: Gray's Anatomy
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Gray's anatomy has long been considered one of the definitive text books for the study of human anatomy. It's arguably the best known book on the subject of anatomy - not that that is a hard record to hold - how many people can name...
Structure and function of the prostate gland
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Prostate related problems have been the centre of attention in geriatric care pertaining to males. Its importance in the management of elderly males is due to several reasons. The position, the function and relatively common occurrence of age related disorders are some of these reasons...

 

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