By: Norman Greenberg
Did you ever think of planning a sporting event based on your body temperature? Well, there has been a huge question of whether a person's body temperature can affect his or her reaction time. Reaction time is the amount of time that it takes for...
The role of the peripheral nervous system in the human body
By: Belinda Whitaker
The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is the body's internal messenger service. Its function is to carry information between the Central Nervous System and the rest of the body. While the Central Nervous System consists of the brain and the spinal cord, the PNS contains only...
Do Humans use only 10 Percent of their Brain
By: Elizabeth M Young
On a serious level, it makes sense that humans only use ten percent of their brains. We have the most complex and multitasked brains and bodies of all of the animals. Our brains are instrumental to regulating or at least paying attention to thousands of...
Difference between ligaments and tendons
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Ligaments and tendons are both connective tissues in the body, and they are both made of stacked bundles of collagen fibrils. The difference between these two are what they connect, which then affects their functions. Ligaments attach bone to bone; tendons attach muscle to bone...
How the body maintains its acidity and alkalinity
By: Virginia Gaces
In order for the body to function normally, the maintenance of the acidity and alkalinity of the body is vital. The normal pH of blood is 7.35 to 7.45 with an average of 7.4. This slightly alkaline blood ph must be maintained...
How fats in the body are metabolized
By: Virginia Gaces
Fats or lipids enter the body through the food that we eat. There are many sources of lipids like meat fat, vegetable fat, and dairy products. Fats in the body are metabolized through these simple steps. Mouth These foodstuffs are grinded into morsels by the...
The role of biomolecules in maintaining homeostasis
By: Tarek Musslimani
Our body is in a constant need for energy in order to maintain homeostasis, or to keep a constant internal environment inside our body. This homeostasis must be done through the constant supply of energy in the form of ATP and GTP which are produced...
Overview of the physiology of the pancreas
By: Tarek Musslimani
The pancreas is an endocrine as well as an exocrine gland which makes it unique among other organs. The pancreas is located retroperitoneally and is connected with the duodenum using the ampulla of vater, which is an opening that permits the secretions of the exocrine...
Overview of the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
By: Tarek Musslimani
The importance of the digestive system stems from the fact that the food that we ingest is digested and absorbed there into the blood circulation. It is theoretically possible to live without the digestive system and receive all necessary nutrients intravenously. However this would be...
Functional anatomy of the brain
By: Tarek Musslimani
The brain is part of the central nervous system which includes in addition to the brain the spinal cord. The brain is divided into several anatomic structures. These are the cerebrum and the diencephalon and the cerebellum in addition to the brainstem. Another division of...

 

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