Circulation: Cardiovascular and lymphatic system
By: Arlene Miles
The human body has two circulatory systems: cardiovascular and the lymphatic. Both are responsible for circulating fluids through the body, but while the cardiovascular system circulates blood via a closed system of vessels, lymphatic fluid is not pumped but passively flows from tissues into lymphatic...
Causes of pituitary gland hypofunction
By: Tarek Musslimani
The pituitary gland is a small endocrine gland that is located at the bottom aspect of the brain, below the hypothalamus. Despite its small size it is of paramount importance due to the hormonal control that it exerts on other endocrine glands in the body...
The functions of human growth hormone
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss briefly the effect of human growth hormone on the metabolism of biomolecules inside the body, namely, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. I mentioned the word human because each creature has different growth hormone in structure and function. In humans, deficiency...
Classification of human bones
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The adult human body consists of 206 bones and the infant body would have about 270. These structures are located in various parts of the body and are involved with different types of functions that play a vital part in the maintenance and every day...
Types of hormones that regulate gastrointestinal tract function
By: Tarek Musslimani
Function of the various parts of the gastrointestinal tract is tightly regulated by hormones that are secreted into the circulation in an endocrine fasion by specialized cells all over the gastrointestinal system. Secretions other than hormones and which assist in the digestive process occurs in...
The integumentary system explained
By: Krystal Willis
The integumentary system includes the skin, hair, nails, and glands of the body. The skin serves many important purposes including protecting the body against infection, gathering sensory information, maintaining a regular body temperature, and keeps the body from drying out (dehydration). The skin is made...
Anatomy of cardiac muscles
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Human anatomy consist of many types of cells and among them, muscle cells play a pivotal functioning in the macro movements as well as in the movements which are performed at a micro level. Some movements are made voluntarily as in the limb movements whereas...
What happens in the walking gait cycle
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Definition:Gait is the terminology used to describe the way human locomotion takes place, or else to describe the way we walk or run. The walking gait is the specific process which involves the lower limbs at the time of a person walking. The description of...
Different types of epithelium tissues
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Introduction: Epithelium tissues are the cell structures that line body cavities, blood vessels and other passages as well as the surfaces which are susceptible to friction. As such, these tissues are present in many parts of the body and will perform different functions according to...
Classification of human glands
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In the human body system or in many animals for that matter, there are certain collection of cells which are named as ‘glands’ which will produce a secretary substance that will either be secreted directly to the blood or to a cavity within the...

 

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