• The Brain Covering All Parts
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    The Brain - Covering All Parts- INTRODUCTION The human body is divided into many different parts called organs. All of the parts are controlled by an organ called the brain, which is located in the head. The brain weighs about 2. 75 pounds, and has a whitish-pink appearance. The brain is made up of many cells, and is the control centre of the body. The brain flashes messages out to all the other parts of the body. The messages travel in very fine threads called nerves. The nerves and the brain ...
  • Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome
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    Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is one of over 7000 known inherited diseases. It is an dominant disease that affects about 10% of the population. 1 The history of VHL reaches back to 1864 when scattered reports of knots of blood vessels known as on the retina surfaced and were written up by. Eugene Von Hippel, a German is credited with discovering the familial nature of the disease, however Swedish pathologist Arid Lindau was the one who suggested that these are part of a larger 'angiomatous [involvi...
  • Small Intestine Stomach Food Cells
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    THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Divided into two parts: . Alimentary tract o Or Gastrointestinal tract o Hollow tube from mouth to anu so Food material inside the tract is considered to be outside the body b / c the canal is open to the external environment at both end so It digests food and absorbs the digested fragment so Organs include MouthS S Pharynx SS Esophagus SS StomachS S Small intestine Large intestine. Accessory digestive organ so Organs include Teeth SS TongueS S Gall bladder Salivary glands L...
  • Plasticsurgery Org Skin Breast Surgery
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    Parker 1 Our Plastic Prisons In the creation of our beings, we are blessed, and sometimes cursed with features we, as freethinkers, might not otherwise have chosen for ourselves. Certain circumstances however, may arise on the journey known as life, forcing us to reconstruct these features; in an effort to construct normal, healthy, lives. Often, we are compelled to reconstruct these features in an effort to enhance an otherwise normal, healthy life. For the individual unaware of the pros and co...
  • Stroke Blood Flow
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    Table of Contents Definition 2 General Information 3 Types Ischemic Stroke 4 Hemorrhagic Stroke 5 Stroke Warning Signs. 6 Risk Factors Treatable Risk Factors 7 How a CVA is Diagnosed 8 Medical Treatment Emergency and Rehabilitation. 9 Prevention and Prognosis 10 Effects of Stroke 11 Common Problems and Complications 12 Statistics 13 Cost Of Stroke to the United States 14 Final Data for 2000 14 Key Terms 15 Definition A cerebrovascular accident more commonly known as a stroke or brain attack is t...
  • Angina Pectoris Coronary Artery
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    ANGINA PECTORIS Submitted by: Course: SBI OAO To: Date: CONTENTS 3 Introduction 4 The Human Heart 5 Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease 5 Heart Attack 5 Sudden Death 5 Angina 6 Angina Pectoris 6 Signs and Symptoms 7 Different Forms of Angina 8 Causes of Angina 9 Atherosclerosis 9 Plaque 10 Lipoproteins 10 Lipoproteins and Atheroma 11 Risk Factors 11 Family History 11 Diabetes 11 Hypertension 11 Cholesterol 12 Smoking 12 Multiple Risk Factors 13 Diagnosis 14 Drug Treatment 14 Nitrates 14 Beta-bloc...
  • Heart Disease Carbon Dioxide
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    Nick BenavidezPhysiology of Exercise Dr. Larry Rogers Heart Disease 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 r...
  • Ceratopsians And Pachycephalosaurs Blood Vessels
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    Ceratopsians and Pachycephalosaurs Around 144 million years ago, began the emergence of the Ornithischian dinosaurs during the cretaceous period and diversified into North America and Asia. Ornithischians were classified as having a hip structure similar to that of birds, although they are not the descendants of birds. Marginocephalians, meaning 'fringed heads' are a group of Ornithischians that have a distinctive skull structure, consisting of a slight shelf or bony frill on the back of the sku...
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia Cholesterol Blood 1999
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    Familial Hypercholesterolemia Familial Hypercholesterolemia, a very dangerous and deadly genetic disease, has the potential to be passed via the parents DNA from one generation to the next. Although it is not common, people who suffer from this genetic flaw often times lead very short lives, as it increases their susceptibility to a wide range of other complications that can ultimately lead to death (Varret, 1999). Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) operates by not allowing cholesterol to move i...
  • Effect Of Drugs Higher Doses
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    Young people today have a lot of stress to cope with. Families, friends, studies, health, finances. When they do get some time to relax and have fun, they want to enjoy themselves to the max. They may find themselves at the receiving end of advice from friends and acquaintances offering a quick fix to help them have more fun. And when they see everyone else using drugs and apparently having fun they don't want to feel left out, their inherent curiosity leads them on to discover what all the fus...
  • Acl Injuries In Athletes
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    ACL Injuries in Athletes The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) attaches the femur, which is the thighbone, and the tibia, which is the shin, together (northstar). A torn ACL is one of the most excruciating experiences in an athlete s life. It is the first thing that comes to mind when they hurt their knee on the field; for many it is their greatest fear. A torn ACL can sometimes mean the end of an athlete s career. It can mean losing the chance to get that scholarship for young athletes, and it ...
  • Acl Injuries In Athletes
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    ACL Injuries in Athletes The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) attaches the femur, which is the thighbone, and the tibia, which is the shin, together (northstar). A torn ACL is one of the most excruciating experiences in an athlete? s life. It is the first thing that comes to mind when they hurt their knee on the field; for many it is their greatest fear. A torn ACL can sometimes mean the end of an athlete? s career. It can mean losing the chance to get that scholarship for young athletes, and i...
  • Macular Degene Degeneration Gene Bmd
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    Best's Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy – Genetic AdvancesBest's Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy – Genetic Advances In Research And Treatment Introduction & Overview In 1905 Dr. Best first described a condition affecting the macular region of the retina (located in the eye). The retina and its component photoreceptor cells are essential to vision as they convert light into electrical impulses and then transfer these impulses to the brain via the optic nerve. The macula is the central part...