The role of hormones in the human body
By: Nicole Martindale
“All these crazy kids these days with their raging hormones!” You’ve no doubt heard the phrase once or twice, offering explanation for everything from puppy love to anger outbursts. While hormones may make for a funny sitcom, the question still remains: just...
Why platelets are important
By: Greg Dunn
Platelets are our bodies way to create a "natural band aid" to clot and seal our wounds when bleeding. They are produced in the bone marrow, along with the red and white blood cells. The actual platelet structure is not a cell, but is actually...
Difference between respiration and breathing
By: Ann Major
Although terms like breathing and respiration have often been used interchangeably as being the same thing, there are however, many differences between the two processes. While breathing is from without, or external, respiration takes place inside the body, at an internal or cellular level. When...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Appendicitis is defined as "an inflammation of the inner lining of the vermiform appendix that spreads to its other parts". It is a common medical condition of the abdomen. As per studies, nearly seven percent of the population will be affected by this medical condition...
By: Daniel Coffman
The symptoms are intense and frightening. Kidney stones are insidious, building over a long period of time without any symptoms, only making themselves known when the body tries to purge them. A kidney stone, or renal lithiasis, is a hard mass made up of tiny...
Gender differences in brain function
By: Carolyn Teasley
The train of thought on gender difference in brain function was written by Simon Baron-Cohen, the director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University in his book: "The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain", (published by Penguin)is that men' s brains...
Gender differences in brain function
By: Ann Major
Although gender differences are not always etched in stone, when it comes to masculine and feminine behavior and traits, arguments are frequently torn between "nature and nurture". Where gender traits are often shaped by one's environment and individual life experiences, it leaves scientists wondering whether...
10 unusual facts about the human body
By: Elizabeth Brandt - 648238
The human body comprises of multiple system that are collectively organized to form life. They are also a prearranged collection of tissue that performs specific purpose. Take into account these ten unusual facts about the human body. 1) The digestive system (A Queue) The digestive...
What gave rise to the term "blue-blooded"
By: Kenneth Andrews
We all think we know what the phrase 'blue-blooded' means - it's generally taken to refer to the blood of people of aristocratic heritage, and is not a literal term. When we say that someone is 'blue-blooded', we just mean that they are from an...
Why platelets are important
By: Elizabeth Brandt - 648238
Platelets are tiny colorless disk-shaped particle that are usually found in large quantities that flows freely in our blood and plays important role in the clothing process when damaged blood vessels are identified. For example, when a cut occurs in an individual, the platelets bind...

 

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