By: Melody St. John
The humerus is the long bone of the upper arm of human beings and other tetrapod vertebrates. This bone originates from the shoulder blade known as the scapula and ends at the elbow. The anatomy of the humerus In terms of structure, the humerus...
How do ears detect sound?
By: Pauline Abreu
To find out how the ears detect sound, we must look at what is contained in the ear, and what functions each part of the ear has to offer. Sound waves travel through the outer ear, making there way into the middle ear by way...
How do ears detect sound?
By: Kevin Lamb
Have you ever wondered exactly how ears can detect sound? The human ear is a very delicate and detailed sensory organ. In order to hear sound, the ear must first catch sound waves, and direct them into the hearing part of the ear. The...
Different types of muscle tissue
By: Victor Roffel
Ever heard of people commenting on how an athlete has God-given talent? Although reluctant, I have to admit that in a way, they are technically correct. Genetics has determined for us our potential for height, intelligence, body frame, etc. Having so much influence in our...
Structure and function of the clavicle
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The clavicle is a bone found in the upper torso of of the human body. It is essential in providing support to the arm and shoulder. The clavicle is easily seen and touched in most people. The structure and function of the clavicle is interesting...
The respiratory system
By: Tarek Musslimani
The respiratory system is composed of the nasal cavity, the pharynx, the larynx, the trachea, the bronchi, and the bronchioles which transmit oxygen from air to the alveoli. This is a process which is called ventilation. The bronchi divide distally and become progressively smaller to...
Unique left handed facts
By: Pat Jacobs
Being left-handed in a right-handed world can be frustrating at times. Left-handed guitarists and violinists must restring their instruments, while left-handed saxophonists do not exist. Gum wrappers are right-handed (really!), as are apple corers, Polaroid cameras, scissors, can openers, wrist watches, and the typical...
Structure and function of the small intestine
By: Roberto Chiodetti
Structure and function of small intestine The intestine is the last and more important part of the G.I. tract, where the final act of digestion,namely absorption of nutrients into the blood stream, take place.The intestine is divided into small and large...
The differences between male and female brains
By: G E Barr
The Brain: Gender Identified There is within the brain of both males and females, the Cingulate Gyrus, and it is located above the Corpus Callosum, which is the "bridge" between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The Cingulate Gyrus is gender explicit in...
Overview of the blood supply to the liver
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Liver is a complex organ in which many vital functions takes place. Thus, being a vital organ, the liver can boast a rich blood supply which is unique to other organs in the body. The arrangement of the feeding vessels, draining vessels as well as...

 

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