What is oxygen debt
By: Omar Salvador
You probably have heard of the term "oxygen debt" and wonder what it means. To cite one of the many definitions that can be found on the Internet, oxygen debt is "the amount of oxygen required to repay the oxygen deficit by the removal of...
Function and importance of the parathyroid gland
By: Kat Centeno
The parathyroid glands are endocrine glands found in the posterior area in the thyroid gland. Normally, humans have four parathyroid glands. Because of its location, it was only discovered in the 1800's. Despite its close proximity to the thyroid gland, it has a completely differently...
By: Terrence Aym
"What may not be expected in a country of eternal light?" ~ Robert Walton, from "Frankenstein"Given half the chance, some doctors will transplant your brain—and if not yours, someone elses.Brain transplants are not just in the realm of cheesy horror/sci-fi movies like...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
A surgical drain is a vital component in certain types of surgery in which the wound site may give rise to considerable amount of secretions, blood or else lymphatic fluid. If the surgical drain is absent, such excess fluid can collect and could give rise...
By: Darcangel
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly diagnosed and treated entrapment neuropathy. The syndrome is characterized by pain, numbness, and weakness in the 'median nerve distribution' of the hand. The median nerve, which runs from forearm into the hand...
The relative structure of arteries, veins and capillaries
By: Lea Miller
Arteries, veins, and capillaries are all vessels that form part of the body's circulatory system. Each has its particular function to keep blood moving through the system, bringing oxygen and nutrients and carrying away waste products. While arteries and veins are typically visible to the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Laparoscopic surgery is rapidly gaining ground in becoming the most preferred option in modern day surgery although certain factors limits its wide spread use for certain major surgeries as well as in complicated procedures. In any event, the popularity of laparoscopic surgery was dependent upon...
Risk factors of having surgery
By: Darcangel
Say you have a certain ailment and after much prodding and nudging, your doctor finally found out what's wrong with you and says you need surgery to fix it. You might release a sigh of relief at having your illness finally decrypted, better yet, they...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Bladder is the organ in the pelvis which will collect and hold urine till such time it is ready to be expelled by means of contracting the bladder wall. It will collect urine draining from the kidneys through the two ureters and will expel urine...
Breakthrough: Magnetic pulse therapy kills cancer
By: Terrence Aym
A major breakthrough has occurred in medical science's ongoing war against one of the greatest killers of all time: cancer.The landmark research presented at the British Thoracic Society (BTS), lights the pathway towards a revolutionary new method to defeat the insidious disease.Dr. Sam...

 

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