What is the plantar fascia?
By: Max Lehmann
Most people will never need to know what the plantar fascia is, it is only when it starts to cause issues that they will find out. Unfortunately, once one has plantar fasciitis it can be a little too late to learn all about it, and...
How does the neuron function in human anatomy?
By: Paul Brodie
Every action or non-action in the body is controlled by the brain. Neurons are the cells that communicate between the brain and the other parts of the body. Neurons, like other cells, have a cell body, which is called the soma. Inside of the soma...
Factors that affect blood flow
By: Paul Manalo
If a person can just see with bionic eyes, he or she would see that our body is filled with blood. Blood flow is very important in maintaining homeostasis or balance in a person’s normal functioning. Any alteration in blood flow could lead to...
Introduction to the structure of the eye
By: Paul Gravestock
The human eye is an interesting optical system a sphere roughly 24mm in diameter held in place by the sclera a white fibrous shell (Ackerman 1962). The anterior portion of the eye consists of first the cornea which, with a refractive index of n≈1...
Function and importance of the thyroid gland
By: Jennifer Mcdonald
Function and importance of the thyroid gland The thyroid is a gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) which is right below the larynx (Adam's apple). The thyroid produces two hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These two hormones influence practically every function...
Parts of the circulatory system
By: Maggie O'Cala
The human body's circulatory system is similar to a heavily traveled highway. Transporting oxygen, food and water to various areas throughout the body it delivers these needed materials to billions of cells. The circulatory system also gets rid of wastes which would be harmful to...
Introduction to the human muscular system
By: Maggie O'Cala
The human muscular system is responsible for roughly one half of the body's weight. You may have heard someone complain about gaining weight with exercise instead of losing it. This occurs because the cells that make up individual muscles increase in size and weigh more...
Function and importance of the thyroid gland
By: Vilie Farah
The thyroid gland is a small endocrine gland that produces two types of hormones. Nearly 93 percent of its production is the inactive T4 and about seven percent is T3 – a hormone that is in its active state.T4, the inactive hormone produced by...
The five senses of human beings
By: Edgar Arold
The human being has five senses, which help them to survive and have understanding of many different areas of life. This article will discuss those five senses and give a brief overview of each. 1. Seeing! Most human beings are born with two eyes, and...
The major functions of blood
By: Safa
Blood is the circulatory fluid present in animals that have a blood vascular system. The vascular system provides rapid transport of substances from one part of the body to another by mass flow. Blood is a liquid tissue as it is composed of cells embedded...

 

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