Overview of the endocrine system
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The endocrine system is a specialized group of hormone-producing glands and organs. Their function is to regulate the various metabolic processes in the human body, including growth, body temperature, and reproduction, among others. The endocrine system helps keep homeostasis (chemical balance) in the body. An...
The role of hormones in the human body
By: Nicole Martindale
“All these crazy kids these days with their raging hormones!” You’ve no doubt heard the phrase once or twice, offering explanation for everything from puppy love to anger outbursts. While hormones may make for a funny sitcom, the question still remains: just...
Why platelets are important
By: Greg Dunn
Platelets are our bodies way to create a "natural band aid" to clot and seal our wounds when bleeding. They are produced in the bone marrow, along with the red and white blood cells. The actual platelet structure is not a cell, but is actually...
Difference between respiration and breathing
By: Ann Major
Although terms like breathing and respiration have often been used interchangeably as being the same thing, there are however, many differences between the two processes. While breathing is from without, or external, respiration takes place inside the body, at an internal or cellular level. When...
Gender differences in brain function
By: Carolyn Teasley
The train of thought on gender difference in brain function was written by Simon Baron-Cohen, the director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University in his book: "The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain", (published by Penguin)is that men' s brains...
Gender differences in brain function
By: Ann Major
Although gender differences are not always etched in stone, when it comes to masculine and feminine behavior and traits, arguments are frequently torn between "nature and nurture". Where gender traits are often shaped by one's environment and individual life experiences, it leaves scientists wondering whether...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Elizabeth Brandt - 648238
The human body comprises of multiple system that are collectively organized to form life. They are also a prearranged collection of tissue that performs specific purpose. Take into account these ten unusual facts about the human body. 1) The digestive system (A Queue) The digestive...
What gave rise to the term "blue-blooded"
By: Kenneth Andrews
We all think we know what the phrase 'blue-blooded' means - it's generally taken to refer to the blood of people of aristocratic heritage, and is not a literal term. When we say that someone is 'blue-blooded', we just mean that they are from an...
Why platelets are important
By: Elizabeth Brandt - 648238
Platelets are tiny colorless disk-shaped particle that are usually found in large quantities that flows freely in our blood and plays important role in the clothing process when damaged blood vessels are identified. For example, when a cut occurs in an individual, the platelets bind...
Different types of muscles and muscle movements
By: Tenebris
Muscles are the contractile tissues responsible for all external and internal bodily movements. Of the three types of muscle tissue, only skeletal muscles are under voluntary control: and are thus sometimes called voluntary muscles. Cardiac muscles and smooth muscles are involuntary muscle tissues which respond...

 

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