By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a berry aneurysm? The brain is a complex collection of tissues which include brain matter, covering membranes as well as the blood vessels. The vascular structure within the brain consist of two major circulations known as the anterior and posterior circulation and these...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Introduction Brain hemorrhage is a condition in which a bleeding takes place within the skull due to various reasons. The amount of bleeding can differ depending on the underlying cause and its manifestations would be dependent upon the site of bleeding, amount of bleeding, interventions...
Hernia operation recovery tips
By: Sam E. Jones
If you have an inguinal hernia, or worse a double (both sides of your lower abdomen) and are scheduling surgery for a mesh repair, there are some common things you can expect. As with any type of surgery there will be pain, but because the...
Simple glands in humans
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a ‘gland’? Humans, or many other animals for that matter, will rely on certain specialized tissue structures called glands in order to provide them with certain types of secretions which can be a hormone, enzyme or else some sort of chemical. These...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Antidiuretic hormone or the ADH in shortened form is a hormone secreted from the posterior pituitary and is responsible for the re-absorption of fluids in the kidneys. Its secretion is regulated through solute concentration of the blood or more specifically the levels of sodium. Thus...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
An electrocardiogram (EKG), also known as an ECG, is a test that is done to assess the heart function through the electrical impulses generated throughout the heart's rhythmic contractions. An EKG illustrates the presence of slow heart rate, fast heart beat, irregular heartbeat, missed beats...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Diabetes is probably one of the most neglected diseases among the general population which would lead to many morbid illnesses in the middle to elderly age groups. The occurrence of diabetes could be from the adolescent years as in type I diabetes or else in...
Physiology of water regulation in the human body
By: Tarek Musslimani
Water is the major compound in the human body. It constitutes more than 50% of the total body mass. Its importance stems from the fact that it can solvate many molecules including proteins and electrolytes in addition to many other compounds such as urea. Nature...
Physiology of acid and base regulation in the body
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss how the pH of the blood is regulated in addition to the mechanisms that stand this regulation. The pH of the blood is tightly regulated and is kept within a narrow range that does not change even with the...
By: Janet Grischy
If we as a society decide to engage in genetic screening, we have to decide which traits are desirable and which are not. Most can agree that anything that kills a child at or near birth, costing the world a life as well as blighting...

 

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