Enzymes and secretions in the small intestine
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The small intestine is a long tube-like network connecting the stomach and large intestine. This organ plays a role in both digestion and absorption. Enzymes secreted by the pancreas and intestinal wall and bile from the gall bladder aid in breaking down macronutrients and food...
Human organ systems and their functions
By: Ali Weetly
The human body is a complex and beautifully evolved structure, which is made up, amongst other things, of several main organ systems. These systems have definitive functions which each have an important part to play in the function of the human body as a whole...
Human organ systems and their functions
By: Wendy S. Melton
The human body is made up of several organ systems that work together to keep the body healthy and functioning efficiently. Each of these systems can be broken down into specific parts, with each part playing a unique role in the homeostasis of the body...
The gastrointestinal tract and immune function
By: Effie Moore Salem
The gastrointestinal tract and the immune system works closely together to keep the body balanced and to keep potentially dangerous organisms from upsetting the carefully mapped out DNA functions put in place at the beginning of life. Overall, the immune system polices the whole body...
Structure of the gastrointestinal tract
By: Phyllis Logie
The structure of the Gastro Intestinal Tract (GIT) begins with the mouth which is lined with mucus membrane and contains teeth with which to chew and break up the food. The tongue helps move food and liquid into the esophagus and the salivary glands produce...
Human organ systems and their functions
By: Sandra Piddock
It may come as a surprise to discover that there are eleven organ systems in the human body, as most people think of organs as the liver, heart, lungs, kindneys and possibly the skin. However, the human organ system is much more complex than that...
Diagnosis and treatment of fibrocystic disease
By: Lynn Robling
Fibrocystic disease is a condition of the breast in women. Typically it is a benign or noncancerous condition. Women may find lumps in their breasts or the breasts will become swollen or tender. Symptoms may increase right before the menstrual cycle. The condition may affect...
By: Gabriella Martin
Alagille Syndrome is an inherited disorder that occurs in one out of every 70,000 births according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Usually, children receive a diagnosis before the age of three. Symptoms A common symptom of Alagille Syndrome is jaundice. As this...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. High blood pressure that occurs after approximately 20 weeks of pregnancy is a symptom of preeclampsia. Increased amounts of protein show up in the urine as well. Because of the dangers associated with preeclampsia, even a small...
The symptoms and treatment of preeclampsia
By: Maria_Williams
Preeclampsia, also known as Toxemia or Pregnancy-induced Hypertension (PIH), is a condition affecting women in the late part of the second trimester or in the third trimester of a pregnancy, i.e. after the 20th week of pregnancy. The condition is characterized by large amounts...

 

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