The science behind cutis anserina
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Cutis anserina is the medical term for goose bumps (bumps on the skin at the base of the hair) . The term "cutis anserina" literally means "goose skin". It is also known as chill bumps, goose flesh, chicken bumps, Dasler bumps, goose pimples, funky spots, and...
The role of Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria in the human digestive tract
By: Marina Poddubnaya
The role of acidophilus in the prevention and treatment of infection It should come as no surprise that our health is in balance between biochemistry reactions. Functional role of Lactobacillus acidophilus can be description by biochemistry too. In general, the probiotic (“for life”, like...
Three of the major neurotransmitters in the human body
By: Kim Miller - 582309
The brain is compiled of billions of neurons. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messages that are transmitted through one cell and on to the next. They are what allow the brain cells to communicate with each other. Acetylcholine, monoamines, and GABA are three of the major...
The role of aldosterone in the human body
By: Barbara Zarrella
According to “Mosby’s Medical, Nursing and Allied Health” dictionary (1990): Aldosterone is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex to regulate sodium and potassium balance in the blood. The adrenal cortex is the greater portion of the adrenal gland, located on the...
The process of hearing: The human auditory system
By: Paul Rance
The human auditory system is responsible for helping human beings hear. Hearing is also one of the five senses, along with sight, smell, taste, and touch. The Sensitive and Complex Human Ear As with the human eye, the human ear is a complex organ. Though...
The human vestibular system: A sense of balance
By: Barbara Zarrella
The vestibular system is minuscule in size when compared to the respiratory or neurological systems, but any abnormality within this system can cause major problems. It is involved in maintaining balance, posture, as well as a sense of orientation in space. It enables an individual...
Hair cells of the inner ear explained
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Hair cells are sensory receptors which are located in the inner ear. These microscopic hair like extensions are crucial for a healthy auditory system and a healthy vestibular system. The outer hair cells amplify the low level sounds that enter the cochlea, thereby playing an...
The human vestibular system: A sense of balance
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Does it feel like you have lost your sense of balance? Perhaps you know someone else who appears to have a problem with his or her sense of balance. Be aware that this can be a frightening experience for anyone. For example, you may have...
Anatomy and parts of the inner ear
By: Kimberly Davis - 523725
Ears are a part of the body that people rarely give thought to when going about their daily lives. Ears, actually, are two of the most intricate organs of the human body with the ear being made up of many different very important parts. For...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Nicole Martindale
The human body is an interesting piece of work. Every day, we take our bodies on a journey through life- and the crazy and amazing events in it. Struggles, triumphs and mystery are all endured as the human body takes a daily beating, courtesy of...

 

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