Overview of the physiology of the pancreas
By: Tarek Musslimani
The pancreas is an endocrine as well as an exocrine gland which makes it unique among other organs. The pancreas is located retroperitoneally and is connected with the duodenum using the ampulla of vater, which is an opening that permits the secretions of the exocrine...
Health Care and Societys Obsession with Fast Food
By: Ramp Worm
From the statistics I have read, and the data suggests, the smokers and obese are sucking up the social resources we have in place for the unfortunates in our society. I just do not feel that it gives out the right message that society will...
Euthanize
By: H.W. Holdings
The Nuremberg War Crimes trials placed upon the international public record the knowledge that the Nazi regime euthanized over 275,000 mentally ill and retarded men, women and children. Nazi Germany's evil and twisted and unconscionable argument for undertaking this costly and arduous program was...
Overview of the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
By: Tarek Musslimani
The importance of the digestive system stems from the fact that the food that we ingest is digested and absorbed there into the blood circulation. It is theoretically possible to live without the digestive system and receive all necessary nutrients intravenously. However this would be...
Sonography: The future of radiology
By: Das Govind
Sonography : The future of radiology Sonography is fast becoming the future of radiology. Developed in the seventies and eighties this cheap and radiation less modaity is changing the shape of medical imaging. Sonography is also a cheap and easy way of imaging as opposed...
How does bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?
By: Omar Salvador
How do microorganisms become resistant to antibiotics? A chemotherapeutic agent is defined as a chemical substance used for the treatment of infectious diseases or diseases caused by the proliferation of malignant cells. A special group of chemotherapeutic agents, which are usually derived from microorganisms, are...
Functional anatomy of the brain
By: Tarek Musslimani
The brain is part of the central nervous system which includes in addition to the brain the spinal cord. The brain is divided into several anatomic structures. These are the cerebrum and the diencephalon and the cerebellum in addition to the brainstem. Another division of...
By: Raquel Ildefonzo
There was a point in the past, not too long ago, when my niece developed heavy menstrual bleeding, lasting up to twelve days. Upon her doctor's advice, she underwent a surgical procedure called dilatation and curettage. The operation was quite successful in that it was...
Overview of the physiology of the urinary system
By: Tarek Musslimani
The urinary system is that part of the body which includes the two kidneys and the two ureters and the bladder in addition to the urethra which leads the urine outside the body. The two kidneys are the most important organs of the urinary system...
Why some people have birthmarks
By: Russell Waldron
Medical experts state that one in ten babies are born with a birthmark. Some are very prominent, some quite small and very hard to detect due to the fact that they are hidden behind hair, on the buttocks or groin and so forth. Many birthmarks...

 

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