Angiotensin II signaling in blood pressure regulation
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Blood pressure is regulated by genetic and environmental factors that act together to maintain fluid and ion balance in the body. When this maintenance fails, disease may follow. Chronically high blood pressure, as occurs with high salt diets, is hypertension, which requires treatment to postpone...
The human gastrointestinal system
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, digests the food and other substances humans consume. In this process, it absorbs nutrients and water the body needs. The GI tract runs in one direction throughout the body, from the mouth to the anus. Under circumstances of infection...
What does the surgeon do during gastric bypass surgery?
By: Rhia Drouillard
What the Surgeon Does During Gastric Bypass Surgery The surgeon will first talk over the procedure with you, explaining everything he/she will do. They will explain how they expect recovery to go if your surgery goes textbook well, and you'll be given another scenario on...
The mechanism of blood clotting
By: Louis Rosenfeld
Your body has many ways of maintaining its integrity when injury occurs. The formation of blood clots is necessary when you get a cut or damage a blood vessel, so that you stop bleeding. Stoppage of bleeding is called hemostasis. When there is an unwanted...
The origins of meningococcemia
By: Rene Najera
Ask any teacher and they will tell you about all the infections they have acquired from their children. Children are the perfect transmitters of disease because of several factors. They are young, so their immune systems have not learned to get rid of all diseases...
What is the digestive system and how does it work?
By: JS Daniel
The digestive system is the set of organs that help from the processing of food to excreting it from our body. It starts from the mouth and ends at the anus. The digestive system consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum...
Robotic assisted minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery
By: Ronald Jaffre
Traditionally, coronary artery bypass graft surgery necessitates splitting open the chest, slicing through the breast bone. This creates a painful and often traumatic recovery. Surgery assisted with a robot, however needs no incision, thereby reducing the pain and trauma normally associated with CABG recovery. Minimally...
Coronary bypass surgery explained
By: Adai Goldberg
There are many people who have had coronary artery bypass in the United States. It is very common due to the prevalence of coronary artery disease in the United States. But what is it actually? There are those who might be reading this article right...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Medical science and technology have advanced in huge leaps over the last one hundred years. Transplant surgeries are one of the many advances that doctors and scientists have made in helping people live longer and healthier lives. A transplant involves taking an organ from a...
Factors that affect surgical decisions for the individual
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Surgery is a reconstruction, removal, implantation or exploration procedure done with the intention to relieve, cure or diagnose certain problems encountered in the body. The usual scenario is a patient visiting the general practitioner or the family doctor for advice for certain condition and the...
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