By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils form the backbone of the body's innate immune system. Although these white blood cells differ in appearance, abundance and longevity, they share some key features in common. First, all of these cells arise in the bone marrow from non-lymphocyte precursors...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Members of the toll-like receptor (TLR) family of transmembrane proteins are the central actors in innate immunity, the fast and immediate immune response to pathogens that invade the body. As of 2010, 11 TLRs had been discovered in humans. Foreign proteins, such as the bacterial...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Obstructive pancreatitis is one form of chronic pancreatitis and as the name suggests, it could be due to an obstruction of its own or the common outlets of pancreatic drainage. The condition is considered to be a continuous process with irreversible morphological changes. Thus, unless...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Lymphocele is the term used to describe an abnormal collection of lymphatic fluid that can take place at various sites in the body. It is usually not covered by a membrane such as the epithelial lining as in the case of other fluid filled cysts...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Malaria is a parasitic disease which contributes to around 1 million deaths each year with most numbers being children in the African region. It also gives rise to almost 250 million cases of Malaria each year amounting to millions of dollars in financial burden to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Poliomyelitis is a condition which can give rise to lifelong disability and sometimes fatal outcomes that can be prevented by giving a simple vaccine at the earliest stages of life. Being contracted by a virus, the poliomyelitis had engulfed the world, especially the African and...
By: Raquel Ildefonzo
The arteries, along with the veins, are the blood vessels that form the vascular system of the body. The system consists of hollow tubes through which the blood flows. The arteries are the vessels that carry blood away from the heart towards the body tissues...
Difference between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis
By: Sarah Cagle
Healthy arteries are the flexible, strong and elastic vessels that convey oxygen and necessary nutrients from the heart to the rest of the body. Over time, though, too much pressure in these arteries can make their walls thick and stiff. This can restrict blood flow...
By: Angie Lindsay
The human body relies on arteries to carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the entire body. When these arteries are healthy, they are strong, elastic and flexible, supporting the pressure of the blood that flows through them. When not taken care of or as...
By: Grandma McGraw
Diabetes is a condition that used to mean a lifetime of inconvenience and possible early death; however, in recent years the treatment of diabetes has been greatly simplified and improved, resulting in fewer and fewer complications and deaths. The key to treating diabetes successfully is...

 

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