Overview of the human liver
By: Tarek Musslimani
The liver is a very important organ in the human body due to its pivotal role in monitoring homeostasis and keeping constant environment in the body. This importance is manifested by the many functions that it has in the body such as proteins synthesis in...
A look at how varicose veins develop
By: Diamond Channing
What are varicose veins? Our network of veins serve to drain the capillary beds and body tissue of "used" blood and return it to the heart. This venous flow is assisted in its return to the heart by the rhythmic sucking action of breathing, muscular...
How the pancreas works
By: Tarek Musslimani
The pancreas in humans is an indispensable organ which which without it we cannot survive due to its important function in maintaining homeostasis in the body and in particular its role in sugar metabolism and in the digestion process in the small intestine. The pancreas...
How urine is formed in human beings
By: D. Vogt
Urine is formed in human beings in a manner substantially similar to the way urine is produced in similar mammal species. Essentially, it is a liquid manufactured in the kidneys in order to store and then remove from the body various waste by-products made by...
Arthritis explained
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The definition of arthritis is inflammation of a joint or joints. It is useful to distinguish the different categories of arthritis as well as the treatments that exist. 1) Osteoarthritis (OA) - this is the run of the mill form of arthritis that can be...
Types of brain hemorrhage
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The term "brain hemorrhage" implies the rupture of a cerebral blood vessel (usually an artery), leakage of blood into the surrounding brain tissue, and the resulting damage, including the sensory and motor deficits characteristic of stroke as well as seizures. A useful way of classifying...
Structure and function of hormones in the body
By: Tarek Musslimani
Hormones are chemical compounds which are synthesized and secreted to the circulation by specialized organs in the body and which are called endocrine glands. Hormones can be secreted to the blood circulation in response to neuronal stimulation or due to hormonal stimulation by an organ...
Introduction to the human skeleton
By: Stewart Lamm
Welcome to the human skeleton 101. I will go over some things you may have forgotten from science class about the human skeleton. The human skeleton consists of both fused and individual bones and those are divided into two categories, Axial and Appendicular skeleton. The...
Disorders of the human skeletal system
By: John Louie Ramos
The skeletal system is biological system that serves as the framework of each living organism. The skeletal system has many functions including supporting, allowing and organizing body movements and protecting specific sensitive internal body parts such as the brain. It can also produce blood cells...
What is blood pressure?
By: Mario Carini
In today's world of high stress, faulty diets and pollutants, blood pressure is a major concern. While many are aware of the heath problems associated with HBP, many people feel powerless to control this disease that affects and shortens so many lives. In a nutshell...

 

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