The process of hearing: The human auditory system
By: Paul Rance
The human auditory system is responsible for helping human beings hear. Hearing is also one of the five senses, along with sight, smell, taste, and touch. The Sensitive and Complex Human Ear As with the human eye, the human ear is a complex organ. Though...
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
The nature of alcoholism It is possible to recognize the early stages of alcoholism. The later stages of chronic alcoholism should not have to happen, if the early alcoholism symptoms are recognized and treated. The article, “What Are the Symptoms of an Alcohol Problem...
The human vestibular system: A sense of balance
By: Barbara Zarrella
The vestibular system is minuscule in size when compared to the respiratory or neurological systems, but any abnormality within this system can cause major problems. It is involved in maintaining balance, posture, as well as a sense of orientation in space. It enables an individual...
Hair cells of the inner ear explained
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Hair cells are sensory receptors which are located in the inner ear. These microscopic hair like extensions are crucial for a healthy auditory system and a healthy vestibular system. The outer hair cells amplify the low level sounds that enter the cochlea, thereby playing an...
The human vestibular system: A sense of balance
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Does it feel like you have lost your sense of balance? Perhaps you know someone else who appears to have a problem with his or her sense of balance. Be aware that this can be a frightening experience for anyone. For example, you may have...
Anatomy and parts of the inner ear
By: Kimberly Davis - 523725
Ears are a part of the body that people rarely give thought to when going about their daily lives. Ears, actually, are two of the most intricate organs of the human body with the ear being made up of many different very important parts. For...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Nicole Martindale
The human body is an interesting piece of work. Every day, we take our bodies on a journey through life- and the crazy and amazing events in it. Struggles, triumphs and mystery are all endured as the human body takes a daily beating, courtesy of...
Study: 40% of cancers could be avoided by lifestyle changes
By: Isabelle Esteves
On December 6, 2011, the British Journal of Cancer, published a study entitled The Fraction of Cancer Attributed to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors in the UK in 2010. The object of the study was to try to determine the percentage of cancers that were the...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Jack Merrywell
The human body is a weird piece of work. Our ancestors rather quickly evolved from quadrupeds to tree-climbers to true bipeds, and the resultant bodies, those of Homo sapiens, bear the strange marks of this transition. The following list is comprised of ten of the...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Rich Elliott
The human body is an amazing piece of machinery. Consider these ten unusual facts about the body: 1. The little engine that could Your heart is a ten-ounce pump, but this little machine is tireless! Your heart pumps about 1,900 gallons of blood each...

 

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