The mechanism of blood clotting
By: Wendy R.
Blood clotting is one of the most important and complicated physiological methods of protecting the human body. There are two major systems involved in blood clot formation. These are blood platelets and the thrombin system. Platelets are tiny cellular elements which are formed in the...
An introduction to forensic nursing
By: Amanda Mittra
Forensics, is a branch of science which deals with the legal aspects of human behaviour and medicine. It has been diversified into the many branches of science as possible and nursing is no exception. Almost all medico-legal cases are handled by forensic nurses, be it...
An overview of prosthetic technology
By: Jared Garrett
Prostheses are making a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world. A prosthesis is a artificial body part that is used to replace a missing body part, in order to live a normal life. The science of creating prostheses is called...
By: Debbie Stine
It might seem like the nursing process is complicated and hard to understand. It is actually a well thought out and essential part of the care given to each person. The nursing process is individualized for each patient and is ongoing during the time the...
Unconscious Zombie Agents
By: Richard Hemingway
If I am to say that I use more than 10% of my brain, would this make me superhuman? The truth is, we all use more than 10% of our brain. I can prove this. Imagine yourself driving down a windy road. You drive a...
Structure and function of the pituitary gland
By: Tarek Musslimani
The pituitary gland is divided anatomically into two parts. These are the anterior lobe and the posterior lobe. The anterior lobe of the pituitary gland produces and secretes five types of hormones. All of them are regulated by a positive feedback from hormones in the...
By: Melody St. John
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) states that "nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people." With this far-reaching scope, nursing comprises a major aspect in the general field of health. As such, nursing...
By: Amy Lee Clark
May 19,1983 : A woman rushes into the McKenzie-Willamette Hospital (Springfield, Oregon), yelling out for help. Her children are in her car, wounded brutally, while she sustains gunshots in her arm. The nurses of the emergency unit gear into action. One calls the police...
How genetic mutation influences the process of evolution
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Evolution is the process by which speciation (the creation of species) occurs. Each type of organism is a species, divided into these groupings by characteristics such as anatomy and physiology. Evolution also refers to the adaptations that occur in organisms, such as treatment resistance in...
The function of the kidneys
By: Wendy R.
The kidneys are two bean shaped organs that are essential to life and many life processes. Each kidney is about the size of a human fist and is located near the middle of the back, below the ribs, somewhere in the location of the second...

 

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