Anatomy of the female reproductive system
By: Nancy Seddens
The female reproductive system has an intricately complex interplay of hormones which makes the continuation of our species possible, yet it is simple and straightforward in its design. Like men, women have both internal and external parts to their reproductive system; however, unlike men, females...
Interesting facts about human muscles
By: Mark Standland
Muscles are one of the most important parts of the body as these are responsible for creating movement and force. As the result of muscles being hidden beneath the skin most people have a limited knowledge of how muscles work, let alone what they look...
The evolution of the mammalian digestive system
By: Richard Chipchase
The major function of any creature’s digestive system is to provide nutrients to the body tissue. This will involve the ingestion of a food type, chewing, swallowing, secretion of enzymes, acids and bile, absorption and getting rid of any waste products. When mammals emerged...
Human anatomy: An overview of bones
By: Norman Green
A defining aspect of human anatomy is the skeleton and the bones of which it is made up. They are often only thought of as the inert ‘scaffolding’ on which humans are made, supporting muscles and protecting the brain and internal organs. However, bones...
By: Anja Emerson
Connective tissue is one of the four major tissue types and it is found in every organ system throughout the entire human body. Because its composition varies significantly according to its function and location, connective tissue includes many subtypes of tissues that make up arteries...
Why the lymphatic system is important for the human body
By: Caroline St Clare
The lymphatic system is an essential, but often overlooked, internal bodily function that works ceaselessly and imperceptibly to keep the body healthy. It’s often only when something goes wrong with the lymphatic system that we become aware of the important part it plays in...
Six kinds of amino acids and the functions they serve to the human body
By: Blaise Pascal
There are around 20 major amino acids that are important to the body as well as hundreds of minor amino acids. These amino acids keep the body healthy and deficiency in just a single amino acid can lead to problems. The major amino acids, as...
Role of different components of food in the human body
By: Caroline St Clare
The body requires a wide range of food in order to function properly and meet all its nutritional needs. By including food from each of the main groups, such as fruit and vegetables, dairy, fish, lean meats, whole grains, pulses and healthy oils, you’ll...
The functions of selenium in the body
By: Caroline St Clare
Selenium is a mineral which is found naturally in many foods. Its powerful antioxidant properties can help boost the immune system and may also help prevent cancer. The importance of the functions of selenium in the body are becoming increasingly well recognized, particularly the role...
By: Devon Begg
As everyone knows, blood is vital to human life. The average adult needs 5-6 litres of it, of which 45% is made up of blood cells. The cells are produced by a hemocytoblast cell (some call it a mother cell) in the red marrow portion...

 

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