By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The cardiac cycle is the term given to the processes that takes place during a single contraction and relaxation of the heart muscles. The term can also be explained based on the path taken by oxygen depleted blood to become oxygen saturated blood and thereafter...
Superficial vein routes of the lower limb
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Veins are the blood vessels which carry oxygen depleted blood from the peripheries and end organs of the body. These blood vessels appear bluish due to the oxygen depleted nature of the blood and will consist of a thin wall than its arterial counterpart. The...
Anatomy of the human clavicle
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In a portrait of a thin female, a horizontally lying bone can most often be visible which extends from the shoulder to the breast bone. The masses know it as the ‘collar bone’ and the medics refer to it as the ‘clavicle’. Structure:...
How the kidneys work
By: Andrea Beeney
There are two kidneys in the human body and it is their job to clean the blood, regulate blood pressure and secrete hormones involved in keeping the blood and bones healthy. It is possible to survive perfectly well with just one kidney but it is...
What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
A subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs when the blood vessels in the brain hemorrhage into the subarachnoid space, the space between the brain and the thin membrane that covers it. Subarachnoid hemorrhages are often caused by trauma, that is, someone hitting their head in an accident or...
Why people snore
By: UmiNoor
There are many causes of snoring. But the one thing that all will agree upon is the fact that snoring is the result of a blockage of the air passage to the lungs. Even though this condition affects millions of people, it is somehow not...
What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?
By: Kenneth Andrews
What is an intracerebral hemorrhage? Anyone with a passing familiarity with medical terms or latin can see that it has something to do with blood and the brain, but this type of hemorrhage is particularly serious, and needs to be understood fully. Briefly, an intracerebral...
Types of brain hemorrhage
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Any brain hemorrhage can potentially be life-threatening. The location and severity of a hemorrhage are two important factors dictating survival and complications. To understand the types of brain hemorrhages and their consequences, one must understand some basic ideas about the brain and its vasculature. The...
Muscles attached to the human scapula
By: Ahmad Turk
The human skeleton, consisting of 206 bones, is organized into two parties, the first being the axial skeleton, to which the appendicular skeleton, the second group, is attached. The axial skeleton comprises a whole set of bones that form the longitudinal axis. The scapulae (singular:...
Types of human cells
By: Tarek Musslimani
The cell is an amazing entity which is capable of sustaining life. It is interesting that this integral entity has a form of life. On the other hand, if we synthesize the cell from its molecular components then there would be a structure of the...

 

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