Factors that raise heart rate
By: Patrick Sills
The heart is a magnificent organ. In humans, this fist-sized muscle is generally located just off-center in the chest cavity, slightly to the left side. In some instances, it can be located off to the right side, but this is quite rare. In either case...
Pituitary disorders: What are acromegaly and gigantism
By: Omar Salvador
One of the most important parts of the endocrine system is the pituitary gland. It is situated in a bony pocket that is shaped like a saddle just below the central part of the brain. Combined, its two principal parts - the anterior pituitary (the...
The link between waist circumference, body mass index (BMI) and obesity
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Obesity is currently defined by the body mass index (BMI). Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) consider anyone with a BMI of 30 or greater to be obese. Those with a BMI less than this but greater than 25 are termed "overweight." These...
By: Lenna Gonya
The long-term effectiveness of stents in the body depends on several factors, but in many cases, they may remain in the body and continue to do their job for over several decades. Stents are small tubes, normally made of metal mesh or ceramic that are...
Factors that raise heart rate
By: Debbie Kendle Lawson
There are many factors that raise our heart rate. Many of these factors are quite healthy reasons, and help to keep us functioning well. The rise of our heart rate as a normal function, helps us to do our physical work better. It provides our...
By: Kat Centeno
The body mass index (BMI) has long been used as a measurement for obesity. It calculates using a person's height and weight. An adult with a BMI greater than 25 is said to be overweight while an adult with BMI greater than 30 is said...
How long can a stent stay in the body?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Stents are tubes or tube-like materials used to keep a passageway in the human body open. Most commonly, the passage is a blood vessel, but stents are also used to treat esophageal disorders, kidney blockage, bile duct disorders, and complications of gastrointestinal cancer. Many stents...
Factors that raise heart rate
By: Gayle Daskal
You are shaking like a leaf, your palms are getting sweaty, your breathing has become strained, and... your heart is racing a mile a minute. Why is this happening? This is happening because you are giving a presentation in front of your college classroom of...
By: Nick Somoski
Electroconvulsion therapy (also known as ECT, or electric shock therapy) is a psychiatric treatment that sends a sudden current of electricity through the skin in order to cure problems like seizures, depression, and bipolar disorder. Often seen as controversial, electric shock has been proven to...
Factors that raise heart rate
By: Melissa Patterson
The heart of man is a miraculous, unrelenting muscle. Quite the creation miracle with it’s intricate innervation, and four separate chambers, all working simultaneously to keep the human body functioning. Beats per minute can be as different as night and day from person to...

 

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