Oral rehydration salt-sugar solution (ORS) explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Oral rehydration salt-sugar solution (ORS) is a simple at-home concoction containing “a pinch of salt, a fistful of sugar, a half liter of water”. The solution was first taught in Bangladesh households 26 years ago, after being tested in a cholera outbreak in 1971...
Muscles attached to the human scapula
By: Ahmad Turk
The human skeleton, consisting of 206 bones, is organized into two parties, the first being the axial skeleton, to which the appendicular skeleton, the second group, is attached. The axial skeleton comprises a whole set of bones that form the longitudinal axis. The scapulae (singular:...
General risks of any surgical procedure
By: Sam E. Jones
When surgery is defined as the cutting of body parts to correct medical problems, there are always going to be certain associated risks. The most obvious and common risk associated with a surgical procedure is infection. Because the skin is opened during surgery, bacteria or...
How to find the haematocrit value of blood
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Hematocrit, abbreviated Hct, is defined as the percentage of a person's blood occupied by red blood cells (RBCs). It is calculated as follows: RBC Volume/ Total Blood Sample Volume x 100 The normal Hct value for adult females ranges from 35-45%. Hct in adult...
Types of human cells
By: Tarek Musslimani
The cell is an amazing entity which is capable of sustaining life. It is interesting that this integral entity has a form of life. On the other hand, if we synthesize the cell from its molecular components then there would be a structure of the...
Tumor suppressor genes
By: Barnaby Meins
Tumor-suppressor genes are those that encode proteins which inhibit cell proliferation. Loss of one or more of these brakes contributes to the development of many cancers. Five broad classes of proteins are generally recognized as being encoded by tumor-suppressor genes, namely, intracellular proteins, receptors for...
A look at the future of associate degree nursing programs
By: Kris Kennedy
Associate Degree Nursing Programs Nursing programs are tackling the need to end the shortage of nurses, but the medical program requires a look at the means to provide for general nursing and for specialty nurses. A combination of nursing programs that provide for entry to...
History of the discovery of anesthesia
By: Julie Helms
When one thinks of the discoverer of the polio vaccine—Jonas Salk jumps to mind, the discoverer of germs leading to disease—Louis Pasteur; but who comes to mind for one of the most important medical discoveries ever: anesthesia...for most people, no one. The...
By: Helium01
Imagine that you have the ability to feel an object, its geometry, texture, and hardness, without actually physically touching the object. Suppose you are feeling the object over a very long distance. Is this possible? There is research in the works developing such capabilities. The...
Senescence: The normal aging process of all human beings
By: Thomas Gavin
Senescence: a biological term that basically means aging. It encompasses all of the biological processes of a living organism's approaching an advanced age (i.e., the combination of processes of deterioration which follow the period of development of an organism). The word senescence is derived...

 

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