• Elephantiasis Lymphatic Vessels
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    I did my report on filariasis, which is more commonly known as elephantiasis. Elephantiasis is the late phase of filariasis. Filariasis is a tropical mosquito born parasitic disease causing obstruction of the lymph vessels. In some people the presence of the worm causes a tissue reaction that causes the lymph flow to be blocked. This blockage produces lymph edema which is a swelling and can eventually lead to a tremendous enlargement of an extremity or organ. When elephantiasis follows repeated ...
  • Red Blood Cells Cell Body
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    What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease of red blood cells. Normally red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin A, which carries oxygen to all the organs in the body. With sickle cell anemia, however, the body makes a different kind of protein, called hemoglobin S. The problem is that when a red blood cell with hemoglobin S releases oxygen, the cell changes from the usual doughnut shape to a sickle or S shape, and becomes stiff rather than soft and flexibl...
  • Congenital Heart Defects And Diabetes
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    Congenital Heart Defects and Drugs Congenital heart defects are mainly caused by one of three things. The first is a block of blood flow in the heart or vessels. The second is caused by blood flowing through the heart where its pattern is abnormal. Rare effects can happen such as when only one functional ventricle is present or when together the pulmonary artery (and aorta arise from the same ventricle meaning double outlet-ventricles. Another rare effect happens when either side of the heart i...
  • 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...
  • Socrates Second Hand
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    about socrates and his example of in ate knowledge from the cave Human beings in general can sometimes be like the prisoners in the cave as Socrates claims because, in a way humans tend to think and operate based on second-hand information. Today in recent times, news such as the war in Iraq or politics can be related to the men carrying the vessels in Socrates's story. Both the men carrying the vessels and current news today happen where the majority of people are unable to see what is really h...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Lymphatic System Cells Lymph Lymphoid
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    The Lymphatic System The Lymphatic System is very important. It helps with the Cardiovascular system, and our immune systems. The Lymphatic System is made up of two semi-independent parts. One is a network of lymphatic vessels. The other part is various lymphoid tissues and organs all over the body. The functions of the Lymphatic System transporting fluids that have escaped from the blood vascular system, and the organs house phagocytic cells and lymphocytes. Lymphatic vessels are an elaborate ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Villages Islands Rich Manufactured
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    Southern California presents a varied and somewhat unique region of the state. Beginning in the north, tribes found in this area are the Chumash, Alli klik, Kitanemuk, Serrano, Gabriel ino Luiseno Cahuilla, and the Kumeyaay. The landmass and climate varied considerably from the windswept offshore Channel Islands that were principally inhabited by Chumash speaking peoples. Communication with their mainland neighbors was by large and graceful planked canoes powered by double paddle ores. These ves...
  • Mesopotamia Priests Education God
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    Several times a day in an elaborate ritual the god was served a sumptuous meal. The courses were set out before the statue of the god or goddess, music was played, and incense was sprinkled. Here is a daily menu for the god Anu at Uruk: o 12 vessels of wine 2 vessels of milk o 108 vessels of beer o 243 loaves of bread o 29 bushels of dates o 21 rams o 2 bulls o l bullock o 8 lambs o 60 birds o 3 cranes o 7 ducks o 4 wild boars o 3 ostrich eggs o 3 duck eggs As a civilization contemporary with Eg...
  • History Of Whaling Ships From New Bedford
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    When seventeenth-century settlers brought their knowledge of the ancient European whaling industry to the shores of New England, they were not the first to hunt the great beasts. Native Americans who lived along the coasts of the continent used carcasses of dead whales that washed up on shore for food, oil, and they used the bone for making canoes to pursue whales that swam into shallow coastal waters. As the Mayflower sailed into Plymouth harbor in 1620, many whales swam near the ship, one fact...
  • New Bedford Harbor Natural Gas Plant
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    The water surrounding New Bedford harbor contains a wide variety of marine life. The building of a natural gas plant on popes island would upset the local fisherman and could possibly disrupt one of the most productive fishing industries in the country. Which netted a total of $160. 4 million of seafood was landed in new Bedford harbor in 1990 which was the top national average. The building of a natural gas plant would disturb the local fisherman who lay out lobster traps all around popes islan...
  • 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...
  • Marine Mammals Humpback Whale
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    1. Introduction Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) annually migrate from their summer feeding grounds off southeast Alaska to winter in waters off the Hawaiian Islands, Baja California Sur, Mexico and northern Japan (Baker and Darling). The number of humpback whales in the Hawaiian waters generally peaks from mid-February through mid-March (Baker & Herman, 1984). Calving and breeding is an important function of humpback whales while wintering at lower latitudes (Herman and Herman et al. , ...
  • Ancient Peruvian Ceramics Of The North Coast
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    Ancient Peruvian Ceramics of the North Coast March 11, 1997 The first pottery pieces found in Peru were made somewhere between 1500 and 1000 b. p. The pieces were found in the central Andean region where a religious cult lived. This cult was called Chavn, after the best known ceremonial center, Chavn de Hunter. The religious center was the home to massive temples that were highly embellished with low relief sculptures of gods, animals, and symbols. The pottery found in the area where vessels tha...
  • 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...
  • Gulf Of Tonkin Incident
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    In the early morning hours of of July 31, 1964 the US Navy Destroyer, called Maddox (DD-731) began a patrol, called a DESOTO patrol, along the coast of North Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin. The main goal of the mission was to gather information about the coastal defense forces. It was thought that the North Viatnamese coastal defenses would be active, so it would be a perfect opportunity to observe, because a number of covert operations were being carried out against the North Vietnamese coast ar...
  • Earthworm Structure Muscular Worm System
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    How is the anatomy and physiology of an Earthworm classified? Earthworms are hermaphrodite and have both male and female reproductive cells. They cannot self-fertilize, however, and must find a mate to exchange sperm cells with. Earthworms reach sexual maturity at about four weeks old. This species comes to the surface to mate. Copulation, which may take up to an hour, involves two worms lying together with their heads pointing in opposite directions. While mating, the worms seem to shut out al...