Anatomy of the cardiovascular system: An overview of the arteries and aorta
By: Blaise Pascal
Arteries are one type of blood vessels that transport blood away from the heart and are an integral part of the cardiovascular system. Two different arteries carry de-oxygenated and oxygenated blood to parts of the body and these include the pulmonary arteries and the systemic...
Anatomy of the cardiovascular system: An overview of the vena cava
By: Blaise Pascal
Veins are one of three types of blood vessels found in the body and the venae cavae are the largest veins in the body. They are responsible for bringing blood to the heart and are a very important part of the cardiovascular system. There are...
An overview of areolar connective tissue
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Areolar tissues are considered one of the loose connective tissues and can be seen in abundance throughout the body. The term ‘areolar’ means ‘little open spaces’ and, as the name suggest, the areolar tissues contains multiple air filled spaces which provide flexibility and...
An overview of areolar connective tissue
By: Olivia Kay
Connective tissue is the most abundantly found tissue in the human body. This tissue provides a link between various parts of the body and is very essential for the human body to properly function. It encompasses all organs and body cavities. One particular type of...
Anatomy of the cardiovascular system: An overview of the arteries and aorta
By: Norman Green
The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and the various blood vessels which carry blood around the body. The role of the aorta and arteries is to carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues and organs of the body. This is apart from...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The human knee, which is a diarthrodial joint, is a complex and important part of the human anatomy. This hinged joint enables the human being to perform various activities like sitting, walking and running. The movement of the knee joint may be compared to that...
Anatomy of the human foot
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The human foot consists of the following structures: bones and joints, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. Each of these parts need care and have important jobs to do. Bones and joints provide stability to the foot. Many bones make up the foot including the...
Anatomy of the human ankle
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Human ankle is one of the most stable joints in the human body and according to scientists; it is made to withstand a weight of more than eight times the body weight, which occurs during running. However, with all its stability and strength, the ankle...
Anatomy of the human elbow
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The human elbow comprises three bones and these are the humerus of the upper arm and the radius and ulna bones of the forearm. Together, the three bones give rise to a joint complex in which the main movement is unidirectional. Therefore, the elbow joint...
The biological basis of memory
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
How does the brain form and retain memories? This question has fascinated people from all walks of life from time immemorial. Although scientists have discovered a tremendous amount about brain function over the past century, the biological basis of memory largely remains a mystery. Part...

 

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