Anatomical characteristics of men
By: Sammy Stein
It can sometimes be difficult to put your finger on what characterises a man, particularly if you are an ardent follower of men like me. However, after years of research and seeking answers I have created a characterisitc definition which should help you identify them...
Understanding the human brain
By: Patrick Sharkey
Matter and consciousness; the brain and the effects of the brain, understanding this has been a fundamental task for philosophers for millennia, whether the souke of Aristotle, Cartesian dualism, Kan'ts transcendental idealism, psychology or neurology, it has never abated. To understand how the brain works...
The human sense of smell
By: Genevieve L. Rosewood
Surviving the permanent loss of my sense of smell. It was one week before Thanksgiving 2000. I couldn't wait to smell the aromas of a traditional American Thanksgiving, to taste the turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes... Of course, included in this wondrous feast was the...
By: Ms. C. Jones
Understanding the human brain is no easy task. Human intelligence seems to have developed from small refinements in brain architecture. Other animals, such as the parrot cannot solve mathematical equations and dolphins cannot write poetry.Researchers have looked at the unique features of the brain...
How the spleen works
By: Tarek Musslimani
The spleen is the largest organ of the immune system. It is located in the left side of the upper abdomen. It is mostly composed of two main structures that are specialized in immune response and in blood filtration. These two structures are called the...
How blood flows through the heart
By: Amelia Walker
The human heart is a muscular pump. It is the second most important organ in the body, second only to the brain since the brain has a command centre for controlling the heart as well. It pumps about 75 times per minute for a...
What are endorphins?
By: Jonathon Lock
Endorphins, whose name is derived from the Greek words endogenous and morphine, are opioid peptide neurotransmitters. Opioid neurotransmitters work by binding to the receptors in the central nervous system. These neurotransmitters are called opioid receptors because they react with the same nervous system receptors as...
Do we use only Ten Percent of our Brains or much much more
By: Anthony Megna
It's very true that humans use a small percentage of their brain, and the ten percent figure has been used for a number of years. There is a motherlode of untapped potential in the human brain, and who knows what could be accomplished if all...
Overview of pituitary gland disorders
By: Tarek Musslimani
Pituitary gland disorders are predominantly manifested as hypersecretion or hyposecretion of one or more of its hormone. Oversecretion of all its hormones is called panhyperpituitarism. Hypersecretion of the pituitary gland usually occurs due to an adenoma of the gland or due to hyperplasia. In rare...
Complications of femoral head and neck fractures
By: Pauline Young
With one in three elderly people suffering from osteoporosis, fractures of the femoral head and neck are very common. The complications of such a fracture range from pain and inconvenience of a hospital stay to months of rehabilitation and loss of independence to death either...

 

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