Comparing the functions of thyroid and parathyroid glands
By: Tenebris
Despite the similarity of names, the thyroid and parathyroid glands have little in common apart from their proximity in the body and both being part of the endocrine system. The name of the parathyroid glands refers to their location on the rear surface of the...
Difference between respiration and breathing
By: Tenebris
Breathing is the mechanical process through which air is moved in and out of the lungs. Physiological respiration is the actual exchange of gases inside the lungs at the cellular level. Biochemical respiration refers to the metabolic process which combines oxygen and glucose to produce...
Why platelets are important
By: Larry Clark
A Simple Description: When considering the importance of platelets to the body it is first important to know what they do. Platelets are the part of the blood that contribute the clotting factor. When a blood vessel is damaged (cuts, scrapes or other reasons you...
Difference between respiration and breathing
By: Susan Smalls
Breathing and respiration are two distinct processes that many people confuse as the same thing. Both move Oxygen, both are required for human survival, and both rely on each other to function, but these are about the only similarities that these two processes have in...
Why platelets are important
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
The circulatory system in the body is made up of the heart, the blood vessels, and the blood. The circulatory system transports blood throughout the body. It carries oxygen and food to all the cells so that the body can function well and remain healthy...
Comparing the functions of thyroid and parathyroid glands
By: Nan C Avery
The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and usually weighs less than one ounce. Thyroid cartilage covers the larynx (rub your fingers along your neck, and you will feel the ridges of the cartilage). There are four small oval glands called the parathyroid glands...
An overview of bone repairing mechanisms in humans
By: Nan C Avery
The bones in the human body are absolutely amazing. The discovery of how bones are constantly renewed is awe-inspiring. Bones are made up of living tissues and non-living substances. Living bones are blood vessels, nerves, collagen and two living cells: osteoblasts (cells that form bone)...
Comparing the functions of thyroid and parathyroid glands
By: Ann Major
A person can become easily confused with the functions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, as they are related to each other; both perform vital functions in the body; both are located in the same region of the neck; both belong to a large family...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Susan Smalls
The human body is filled with astonishing facts. To think that we were all a single cell that continually split into the trillions of cells that make us who we are today is pretty amazing in itself. Along with this, there are a plethora of...
How taste receptors in the airway protect against inhalation of toxic substances
By: Aanya Rose
How Taste Receptors in the Airway Protect Against Inhalation of Toxic Substances Taste receptors, also known as taste buds, serve many distinct purposes. First and foremost, taste receptors serve as tools that help guard the body against ingestion of toxic substances. Most people assume that...

 

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