• Effects Of Smoking On The Body
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    Effects of Smoking On the Body Smoking cigarettes has been proven too be extremely dangerous to your health, which causes various forms of cancer and other life threatening diseases. There are over 4, 000 chemicals in cigarette smoke and 200 of those are known poisons. Smoking cigarettes for as few as a couple of years can have permanent effects on the body. Smoking can effect the heart and lungs; mouth and throat; arms, legs, skin and the mind. One big area of where smoking harms the body is th...
  • Cardiovascular System Good A Paper
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    Tara Feeney Oct. 24, 1997 1 st Period Cardiovascular System The cardiovascular system, also known as the circulatory system, refers to the course taken by the blood through the arteries, capillaries, and veins and back to the heart. This system enables dissolved materials - oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and wastes - to be transported throughout the body. Without the cardiovascular system the cells of the body would not be connected to the organs that obtain the needed materials and to those...
  • Blood Vessels Skin Health Sweat
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    Lesson 1: Making Healthy Choices Lesson Assignment 1. 1 1. Health 2. False 3. Wellness- a condition of physical, intellectual, environmental, and social well-being 4. Life expectancy 5. Health behavior, physical environment, hereditary influences, and quality of health care services 6. False 7. Physical, intellectual, emotional, social 8. No. The skiing example is a great illustration of this point. Skiing has many risks of serious injury, but the positive outcome of fun and satisfaction outwei...
  • Frost Bite Frostbite Area Skin
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    Frostbite occurs when skin tissue and blood vessels are damaged from exposure to temperatures below 32 degrees fahrenheit. It mostly affects the toes, fingers, earlobes, chin, cheeks and nose, body parts which are often left uncovered in cold temperatures. Frostbite can occur rapidly or gradually, depending on the temperature conditions and how long it is exposed. Frostbite has three stages. They are frost nip, superficial frostbite, and deep frostbite. Frost nip occurs when you have this pins ...
  • Circulatory System Oxygenated Blood
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    The Circulatory System Circulatory System or cardiovascular system, in humans, is the combined function of the heart, blood, and blood vessels to transport oxygen and nutrients to organs and tissues throughout the body and carry away waste products (Encarta 2000). The heart, blood, and blood vessels are the three structural elements that make up the circulatory system. The Heart: The heart is the engine or the pump of the circulatory system. It is divided into four chambers: the right atria, the...
  • Microsurgery Blood Vessel
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    Microsurgery: Sew Small man came into the emergency ward at one o'clock. His thumb came in an hour later. The surgeon's job: get them back together. The successful re-attaching of fingers to hand requires long hours of painstaking work in microsurgery. In the operating room, the surgeon doesn't stand, but sits in a chair that supports her body. Her arm is cradled by a pillow. Scalpels are present as are other standard surgical tools, but the suture threads are almost invisible, the needle thinn...
  • Blood Vessel Microsurgery Body Reattached
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    man came into the emergency ward at one o'clock. His thumb came in an hour later. The surgeon's job: get them back together. The successful re-attaching of fingers to hand requires long hours of painstaking work in microsurgery. In the operating room, the surgeon doesn't stand, but sits in a chair that supports her body. Her arm is cradled by a pillow. Scalpels are present as are other standard surgical tools, but the suture threads are almost invisible, the needle thinner than a human hair. An...
  • Smoking Secondhand Smoke
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    Alice Walker makes a great argument against smoking in her short essay, "My Daughter Smokes", by sharing with the reader a personal experience that she had concerning cigarette smoking. She describes what happened to her father because he was a smoker for most of his life. Walker talks about what happened to his appearance and his health because of smoking. She also makes a point in showing how society and Hollywood make smoking out to be attractive. Walker wrote this essay against smoking for o...
  • Seeing The Vessels Of The Retina
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    Seeing the Vessels of the Retina Have you ever seen a doctor look into a patient's eye with an instrument called an 'ophthalmoscope'? The instrument lights up the inside of the eye and magnifies the vessels of the retina in the rear of the eye. This gives the doctor an idea about how healthy you are as he looks a tall the vessels in the back of your eye. HYPOTHESIS I wanted to know if a person could see the blood vessels in the back of their own eye without using the instrument that the doctor u...
  • Diabetes 3 Insulin Blood Levels
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    Diabetes Mellitus is a disorder in which blood levels of glucose are abnormally high because the body doesn't release or use insulin adequately. Diabetes Mellitus affects many organs of the body. It affects the blood vessels because Atherosclerotic plaque builds up and blocks large or medium-sized arteries in the heart, brain, and legs. The walls of small blood vessels are damaged so that the vessels do not transfer oxygen normally and may leak. This can lead to poor circulation and can hinder t...
  • Blood Body Vessels Brain
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    Concepts of Lifetime Fitness September 1, 1997 Homeostasis is the state of equilibrium in which the internal environment of the human body remains relatively constant. Two excellent examples of homeostasis are how the body maintains a constant temperature and blood pressure during strenuous physical activity or exercise. Although there are many other activities in the body that display homeostasis, I will only discuss these two. Temperature in the human body is usually kept at approximately 37 d...
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Diet Drug
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    Primary Pulmonary Hypertension INTRODUCTION A. Each year in the US there are about 300 new cases of PPH diagnosed each year. B. My purpose today is to inform you on the disease PPH. This topic concerns you because it is a deadly disease that is on the rise. D. Today I will discuss... 1. What the disease is 2. Causes of PPH 3. Symptoms of PPH 4. Diagnosis 5. Course and Treatment PPH-What is it? Primary (unexplained) pulmonary hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure) is an extremely rare lu...
  • Sickle Cell Anemia 3
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    Sickle Cell Sickle cell is the most common inherited blood disease, which causes waves of pain, damage to vital organs, and some die in childhood or early adulthood. The disease is most commonly found in blacks and Hispanics of Caribbean descent. Around one out of every 400 blacks inherits the sickle cell disease. Sickle cell occurs when two sickle cell genes or a combination of one sickle cell gene plus any one of several other hemoglobin genes. This report will go in depth with many major issu...
  • The Development Of Synthetic Organs
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    The Development of synthetic organs//Research is being done on developing new ways to make semi-synthetic organs or Neo-organs, that will be useful in the treatment of patients requiring transplants or reconstructive surgery. Currently, hospitals are using similar technology in producing skin, cartiledge, bone, ligament, and tendon tissues. //Presently, bone morphogenic proteins or BMP s are being produced and are being used to inject into a bone fracture. These BMP s were discovered in 1965, wh...
  • Bone Development Joints Bones Tissue
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    2 a) Functions of: skeleton: To provide support and protection of body parts. It acts as sites for muscle attachment, blood cell production, and calcium and phosphate storage. Cartilage: Serves as structural models for bones that replace them. It maintains the shape of the nose, outer ear, and other body parts. It also serves to cushion joints between adjacent bones of the vertebral column, limbs, hands, and elsewhere. Ligaments: These bridge the gap between bones Tendons: Cords or straps of co...
  • The Heart Myocardial Infarction
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    The Heart Introduction You need your heart for all your body needs. It pumps about 2000 gallons of blood a day. It takes about 20 seconds for blood to reach every cell in the body. An artery carries blood out from the heart. A vein carries blood back to the heart. An average adult heart weighs about 10-13 ounces (300 to 350 grams). The rate which the heart pumps varies depending on what your doing. When at rest the heart pumps more slowly. When you run the heart rate increases to provide muscl...
  • Heart Attack Blood Disease Body
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    Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular disease isn't an actual disease in itself. Rather it references a range of disorders affecting not only the heart but the blood as well. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) principally heart disease and stroke is the nation's leading killer. Almost 1 million Americans die of CVD each year which adds up to 42% of all deaths. The death toll alone is a staggering burden but it is only part of the picture. The rest of the picture is filled with individuals who daily s...
  • Ephedrine People Drug Blood
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    There has been much controversy lately over the use of an over-the-counter stimulant called Ephedrine; which, comes from the plant Ephedra. It was originally used for three medical purposes: to open up nasal passages, suppress appetites, and constrict blood vessels. Later on it had been discovered that ephedrine could be taken for other purposes, such as, weight loss and increased energy output. It became widely known as a performance enhancing drug that could have an impact on people's competit...
  • Internal Organ Scleroderma Skin Web
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    NUR 101- Ms. Lee Extra Credit The Facts About Scleroderma Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that was first described in the 18 th century. The term scleroderma means "hard skin," which describes thickening of the skin from increased deposits of collagen. There are two types of scleroderma. Localized scleroderma affects the skin in limited areas and the musculoskeletal system. Systemic sclerosis causes more widespread skin changes and may be associated with internal organ damage in the...
  • Biology Of Cancer Cells
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    Cells inside of our body are under strict genetic control. If the genes controlling our cells become mutated, the cells can become disorganized by losing their function and dividing abnormally at less restraint than their neighboring normal cells. This activity causes the cells to fail to fully mature. Within our cells, we have regulatory proteins that perform such functions as correcting damaged genes. Other proteins indicate to a cell that division must cease so it can mature. A mutation of th...