Development of the nursing process
By: Effie Moore Salem
Developing the nursing process can mean many things, how does one go about nursing in general, how does one write about nursing, how does one think about nursing, and most of all what is a nursing process? And why is a nursing process such an...
Understanding the phenomenon of pulse pressure
By: Omar Salvador
Which is greater, blood pressure or atmospheric pressure? It shouldn't be difficult to answer this question if we consider the actuality of blood escaping once a vessel is severed. Blood pressure, in this regard, is therefore greater than atmospheric pressure. The rate and force at...
Ligaments of the spine
By: Christa Martin
The spine is the central column of the human body. It not only provides the primary skeletal structure from which the limb and torso bones emanate, but it also houses the spinal cord, which is an extension of the central nervous system and enables the...
Similarities between the human genome and other mammalian genomes
By: Sylvia Farley
A recent article by David Derbyshire, in the Daily Mail, claims that a new genetic study shows humans and orangutans share 97% of the same DNA. This is true, but the statement does not carry the significance that it appears to have at first sight...
How to write a nursing case study
By: Nancy Seddens
In the process of becoming a nurse the prospective nurse will need to learn how to write a nursing case study. A nursing case study begins with gathering information on a patient and ends with a conclusion that gives a prognosis based on medical intervention...
Study finds that brain regions near cell phone antennas use more energy
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health published puzzling research in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in February 2011. Though many have speculated on the effects of cell phone signals on the brain, studies have found no increased risk of cancer associated...
Vocal cord anatomy
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Despite their name, the vocal cords are not cords at all, but folds of muscle tissue in the throat. Because of this they are sometimes referred to as the vocal folds. When looking down into the throat from the mouth (see Gray's Anatomy image), the...
Ligaments and tendons of the shoulder joint
By: Dominique Gelmann
Ligaments and tendons are key components to the structure of a human shoulder. Both function as connective tissue; ligaments adhere bones to each other, while tendons attach muscle to bone. Both ligaments and tendons play roles in the mechanics and movement of the shoulder. Lending...
An overview of ligaments in the wrist
By: Deborah Evers
There are two sides of the human wrist. The Dorsal part is the top of the wrist where you would normally look at your watch. The Volar part is the underside of the wrist where you would feel for your pulse. There are ligaments about...
Diseases transmitted by Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito
By: Daniel Cloud
Aedis albopictus, better know as the Asian Tiger mosquito is the host of a myriad of diseases. The common name is comes from the tiger-like stripes across its body and legs. The Asian Tiger mosquito thrives in tropical areas, but due to international trade has...

 

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