Using dogs to sniff out prostate cancer
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
People have attributed healing properties to pets for centuries. Some have even claimed that their pet can tell when they are sick, with training organizations over the past few years claiming that they can train dogs to detect cancer. But can dogs really smell cancer...
What is the parathyroid gland?
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss the normal physiology of the parathyroid gland, in addition to two disorders that often affect this gland. These are hyperparathyroidism and hypoparathyroidosim. The first disorder refers to excessive secretion of the parathyroid hormone to the circulation by the parathyroid...
The purpose of arthroscopic surgery
By: Omar Salvador
A knee injury to UFC interim heavyweight champion Frank Mir forced his heavyweight title bout against Brock Lesnar to be pushed back to the UFC 100 in July 2009 (from the original schedule of UFC 98 in May 2009). According to Ariel Shnerer, The Fight...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Radioisotopes are chemical entities that have the potential to emit radiation which can be detected through specific methods. Although such radiation is considered bad to the human body, these isotopes are selected according to its usefulness as well as its minimum harm to the patient...
Structure and function of the lungs
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The lung is the primary respiratory organ in all air breathing animals, which group includes most of the tetrapods, i.e. all vertebrates other than fishes, and a few fishes such as the Australian lung fish. The main job of the lung is to transfer...
Process of excretion by the human body
By: Fiona Mather
The physiological meaning of excretion is to expel waste from the body, to isolate and discharge waste matter generated during metabolism. This is achieved by the body's ability to rid itself of excess fluid by urination and by defecation, eliminating solid waste after the body...
By: John Louie Ramos
Craniopagus twinning is one of the rarest forms of conjoined twins. It is a congenital abnormality, occurring on a frequency of 4-6 per 10 million births and accounting for just a mere 2-6 percent of reported cases of conjoined twins. Craniopagis twins have fused skulls...
Structure and function of the heart
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The heart is the propulsive organ which is present in all animals that have a circulatory system which maintains the circulation of the blood by means of rhythmical contractions. The organ is a fixture amongst all vertebrates and it is composed of cardiac muscle, an...
Overview of the function of the human bones
By: Tarek Musslimani
Bone in general is a form of connective tissue that has a cellular component as well as a matrix. The only difference between bone and other normal connective tissue is by the fact that its matrix is mineralized with extremely hard solid tissue. The bone...
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss ectopic secretion of hormones by malignant tumours in the body. The most important ectopic hormone secretion is due to Cushing syndrome and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone in addition to hypercalcemia. Usually Cushing syndrome is caused due to...

 

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