By: Vonda J. Sines
Edwards syndrome is a genetic disorder more commonly known as Trisomy 18. It occurs when a baby has three instead of two copies of chromosome 18. What exactly is Edwards syndrome? This condition is fairly common. According to the Trisomy 18 Foundation, it occurs in...
Overview of fluid accumulation in the body cavities
By: Tarek Musslimani
Edema is an accumulation of fluid in the body cavities and the skin such as the pleural cavity of the lungs in which it is called hydrothorax and pleural effusion. Also fluid can accumulate in the peritoneal cavity causing a condition which is called ascites...
Types of aerospace medicine
By: Jesse Vorton
Aerospace medicine is exactly how it sounds. It is the field of medical science which is analyzes the negative effects of flight on human health. It deals with aviation medicine, the care of airplane workers and passengers; and space medicine, which is solely considered with...
Is there a risk of spreading cancer to organ transplant recipients?
By: Drake Tae
Because of the unfortunate amount of cancer patients, there is a significant amount of data on many aspects of cancer as it pertains to organ donation. In simple terms, this means doctors know when organs can be safely donated or not. For example, a brain...
By: Omar Salvador
The colon is, along with the rectum, the terminal part of the large intestine. It extends from the cecum (the part of the large intestine that joins to the small intestine) to the rectum (a short length of large intestine directly above the anus, about...
Specialty areas of biomedical engineering
By: Jesse Vorton
There are a variety of well grounded speciality areas in the field of biomedical engineering. Such varieties include: (1) bioinstrumentation; (2) biomechanics; (3) biomaterials; (4) systems physiology; (5) clinical engineering; and (6) rehabilitation engineering. Bioinstrumentation This makes use of the best measurement principles as well...
Overview of pain sensation in humans
By: Tarek Musslimani
Pain is a sensation that everyone perceives after an injury has occured to the body. The type of pain that is usually perceived by people has its origin in an organic illness in the body. This is to distinguish it from pain that is perceived...
By: Kelly Marquize
Modern science is nothing short of amazing. We are able to do things that go beyond the realm of common imagination. Every day, science progresses and new innovation techniques are found to combat medical issues. But where do we draw the line? Issues such as...
By: Drake Tae
We're always hearing about the commonplace causes of death. Tragedies such as heart attacks, cancer, and malnourished contribute to a large number of deaths worldwide. While death still remains tragic, there sometimes deaths caused by unusual factors. We're constantly reminded just how many ways human...
By: Sandra Piddock
When it comes down to it, there is only really one cause of death - the heart stops beating, you stop breathing, you die. Other things may contribute to it, and it's possible for the heart to be kept beating by a machine - in...

 

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