The functions of the right side of the brain
By: Melissa Wagner - 618904
The Functions of the Right Side of the Brain Unraveling the mysteries of the brain presents an exciting challenge to modern scientists. Its complex series of connections and chemical signaling pathways make it virtually impossible to pinpoint the exact area of the brain responsible for...
Understanding the phenomenon of pulse pressure
By: Omar Salvador
Which is greater, blood pressure or atmospheric pressure? It shouldn't be difficult to answer this question if we consider the actuality of blood escaping once a vessel is severed. Blood pressure, in this regard, is therefore greater than atmospheric pressure. The rate and force at...
Ligaments of the spine
By: Christa Martin
The spine is the central column of the human body. It not only provides the primary skeletal structure from which the limb and torso bones emanate, but it also houses the spinal cord, which is an extension of the central nervous system and enables the...
Vocal cord anatomy
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Despite their name, the vocal cords are not cords at all, but folds of muscle tissue in the throat. Because of this they are sometimes referred to as the vocal folds. When looking down into the throat from the mouth (see Gray's Anatomy image), the...
Ligaments and tendons of the shoulder joint
By: Dominique Gelmann
Ligaments and tendons are key components to the structure of a human shoulder. Both function as connective tissue; ligaments adhere bones to each other, while tendons attach muscle to bone. Both ligaments and tendons play roles in the mechanics and movement of the shoulder. Lending...
An overview of ligaments in the wrist
By: Deborah Evers
There are two sides of the human wrist. The Dorsal part is the top of the wrist where you would normally look at your watch. The Volar part is the underside of the wrist where you would feel for your pulse. There are ligaments about...
An overview of the skeleton as an endocrine organ
By: Kat Centeno
The endocrine system is composed of different glands that regulate hormones in the body. Hormones are chemicals that communicate to different cells to regulate body functions like growth and metabolism. Some organs that are part of the other systems in the body also act as...
The process of absorption of food in the intestine
By: Caroline St Clare
The intestines are an integral part of the digestive system, without which, we wouldn't be able to absorb the vital nutrients from our food. Together with organs including the liver and pancreas, the intestines perform an amazingly complex series of functions which work seamlessly to...
The role of calcium channels in the fight or flight response
By: Amelia Emery
During the design and evolution of early hominids, a response to prevent early human ancestors from being eaten by the much larger and ferocious predators of that day was developed. Known today as the “fight or flight response”, this hardwired signal to oncoming danger...
The role of calcium channels in the fight or flight response
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The fight or flight response is a physiological response to stressful situations, developed as a protective measure against perceived danger. ‘Fight’ refers to fighting or reacting to the situation; ‘flight’ refers to fleeing or retreating from the situation. Both responses to danger require...

 

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