Overview of electrolytes in the human body
By: Tarek Musslimani
Electrolytes in the body are special ions and cations that each have a specific role in the body. These electrolytes are physiologically essential for the normal function of the body tissues. Electrolytes are soluble in water due to the presence of the charge on them...
What are the types of human neurons?
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Neuron is the fundamental building block of the nervous system. It is a cell capable of communicating with other neurons and various other compatible cells in the human body. Unlike most of the other cells it can generate an action potential, so neurons are called...
Overview of the anatomy of the human spinal cord
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Spinal cord connects body and the brain. It is the main super highway that transmits nerve impulses. It takes sensory impulses from the sense organs, into the brain and takes the commands, from the brain into the muscles. Thirty one pairs of spinal nerves are...
Factors that affect blood pressure
By: Suzanne Rose
High blood pressure or hypertension can put you at a higher risk of a variety of serious conditions such as strokes and heart disease. It is important to keep this under control, and you can help do this by being aware of the factors that...
How the natural reflex mechanisms of the body protect humans from injuries
By: Raquel Ildefonzo
Have you ever experienced riding in a car under the low-hanging branches of a tree and then lowering your head quickly to avoid the boughs in spite of being safe inside the car? It happened to me countless times and I'm sure many have gone...
Structure and function of human neuroglia cells
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Neuroglia cells makes up most of the nervous system tissues and they outnumber neurons five to ten times. Neuroglia plays a major role in proper functioning of the nervous system. There are four main types in central nervous system and two main types in the...
How does the neuron function in human anatomy?
By: Tarek Musslimani
Neurons are cells of the nervous system which are specialized in the transmission of electric signals between cells of the nervous system, such as the sensory sensation of pain and the sensation of temperature changes in the skin. This differentiates these cells from other cells...
Structure and function of cytoplasm
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The cytoplasm is the cytosol of the human cell – the cell substance in the interior of the cell. Humans are eukaryotes, meaning that their cells have an outer plasma membrane and organelles and nucleus inside. The cytoplasm is sometimes described as being “jelly-like&rdquo...
Structure and function of the female prostate
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The female prostate is better known as the Skene’s gland, though the colloquial term was accepted for descriptive anatomic use in 2001. It is gland tissue found in the region known as the G-spot, a controversial anatomical location along the vagina that was described...
Parts of the circulatory system
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The circulatory system is responsible for the distribution of blood throughout the body. The system mainly consists of the vessels responsible for this flow and the heart, but when looking at the function of the system, other parts can be identified. Blood The essence of...

 

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