Essays Tagged: "Blood"

BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL (BAL) MONITORING

BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL (BAL)MONITORINGThe amount of alcohol in your blood stream is referred to as Bloo ... rred to as Blood Alcohol Level(BAL). It is recorded in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or milligramspercent. For example, a BAL of .10 means that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of y ... milligramspercent. For example, a BAL of .10 means that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of your totalblood content is alcohol. When you drink alcohol it goes directly from the stomach intothe blood str ...

(2 pages) 77 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

ANEMIA - types, causes, and treatments explained

Anemia is not a disease, but a sign that the body has some sort of problem with its red blood cells (RBCs). If a person's blood does not have the right amount of red blood cells or hemoglo ... ood cells or hemoglobin, anemia can develop. Anemia is defined as a decrease in the circulating red blood cell mass and an equal decrease in the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood (also known as he ... by their underlying cause. To determine which type, doctors describe color, size, and shape of red blood cells. Treating it has to be specific for each type, which means treating the underlying disea ...

(3 pages) 88 0 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Biochemical processes and strutural attributes of the human respiratory system

ned within the Thoracic cavity, figure1. The respiratory system's primary function is to supply the blood with oxygen (O2) so that it can deliver O2 to the body. The respiratory system does this throu ... or gas exchange; oxygen diffuses through the alveoli and capillary walls and then into the arterial blood, figure 5.CO2 leaves and O2 enters the blood due to the partial pressure gradient between the ...

(11 pages) 124 1 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Blood Donations: To Give or Not to Give.

BJ EthridgeSeptember 23, 2002Summary Report EssayTo Give or Not To GiveWhat is blood? Blood is a life force within our bodies that can also travel outside the body from one indivi ... life force within our bodies that can also travel outside the body from one individual to another. Blood is the one of the few things people can give to others at no expense to themselves. It is the ... ense to themselves. It is the special gift that someone needs. It is the gift of life. The need for blood never ends. The demand is continuous, and there is no substitute for human blood. Our nation's ...

(4 pages) 89 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

A challenging story

ious gifts.? Most certainly it was someone who knew me and loved me.?I had to find out!?I noticed a blood stain on the door where my unknown friend had knocked and a trail of blood leading from my doo ... where my unknown friend had knocked and a trail of blood leading from my doorstep but strangely the blood screamed LIFE, not death to me.?Without a thought I dropped what I was doing and set out to fo ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Assessing Blood Pressure

Assessing Blood PressureWhen assessing a patient you must perform numerous tasks. These tasks are used to dete ... Included in a set of vital signs and one of the most important measurement you will collect is the blood pressure ("First Aid & Emergency Care"). This set of numbers is used to determine the amou ... rst Aid & Emergency Care"). This set of numbers is used to determine the amount of pressure the blood is exerting against the arterial (vessels throughout the body that carry oxygenated blood to t ...

(3 pages) 102 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Circulation in Humans, the purpose of this essay is to describe the physical anatomy of the heart, and the way in which circulation works.

Human circulation has three elements, which are the heart, the blood vessels, and the blood. All together, this is known as the cardiovascular system. Blood, which ... s composed of fluid plasma, with erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets which circulate within the blood, and account for 40% of it. Blood Plasma is a complex solution of water made with metabolites ... , bicarbonate as well as small amounts of others which include copper, potassium, and zinc. Because blood plasma is 90 percent water, when it passed by the cells of the body, the blood would lose most ...

(3 pages) 92 2 3.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEMThe circulatory system consists of the heart, blood, veins, arteries, and capillaries. The heart is the main function for the circulatory system. ... the circulatory system. Without the heart the body will not get the oxygen and other resources that blood provides. The blood travels to and from the heart through arteries, veins, capillaries. The st ... suited for the functions they perform.The artery is the first elastic tube that the heart pumps the blood through and around the body. The artery has three main layers, these layers are; the inner lin ...

(2 pages) 61 1 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Circulatory System

Vertebrates have a closed circulatory system. Closed circulatory systems have the blood closed at all times within vessels of different size and wall thickness. In this type of syste ... by a heart through vessels, and does not normally fill body cavities. Hemoglobin causes vertebrate blood to turn red in the presence of oxygen; but more importantly hemoglobin molecules in blood cell ... ertebrate cardiovascular system includes a heart, which is a muscular pump that contracts to propel blood out to the body through arteries, and a series of blood vessels. The upper chamber of the hear ...

(2 pages) 85 0 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Biopure Case.

be good for Hemopure later on because people would already be comfortable with the idea of using a blood substitute (This concept can be reinforced via publicising in five journals and trade shows)Wi ... on costs (from 30% to 20%).Get immediate revenueThough right now there is no competition in the vet blood substitute market competition may crop up (As media has already publicized the development of ...

(5 pages) 357 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Arteriosclerosis

ries. Some hardening occurs normally when people grow older. Plaque may partly or totally block the blood flow through the arteries. There are two things that can happen where plaque is, bleeding into ... There are two things that can happen where plaque is, bleeding into the plaque, and formation of a blood clot on the plaque's surface. If either of these occurs and blocks the entire artery, a heart ...

(1 pages) 14 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The adaptation of red blood cells and haemoglobin to ensure efficient respiration

cell reactions are reliant on energy the transport of oxygen to the cells of tissues and organs by blood vessels is vital for respiration to occur. Oxygen is carried in red blood cells by the pigment ... haemoglobin, a globular protein consisting of four polypeptide chains. Both of these components of blood are structured specifically to carry out their functions of oxygen transport, hence ensuring e ...

(4 pages) 26 0 2.5 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

What is Anemia? Types of Anemia Iron

AnemiaWhat is Anemia? Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. The word anemia comes from two Greek roots, together meaning ... s or hemoglobin in the blood. The word anemia comes from two Greek roots, together meaning "without blood." At the Symptoms of Anemia Mild anemia may have no outer symptoms. Weakness, fatigue, and pal ... llen lymph nodes, an enlarged spleen, and pallor. Laboratory tests can test both the numbers of red blood cells as well as look at their appearance. Treatments of Anemia Because there are so many diff ...

(1 pages) 44 2 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Cancer

e major subtypes: Sarcomas - from connective and supportive tissue, such as bone, cartilage, nerve, blood vessel, muscle, and fat.Carcinomas, - include the most frequently occurring forms of human can ... esemble glandular tissue are called adenocarcinomas.Leukemia's and lymphomas - cancers that involve blood-forming tissue and are typed by the enlargement of the lymph nodes, the invasion of the spleen ...

(17 pages) 60 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bio-Red Blood Cell Journey

My Journey Through the Human Body My name is Ruby; I am a red blood cell. I am a dazzling ruby red color (hence my name) with a small area of inner pallor and I a ... role in the circulatory system of your body. Actually, it is probably the most important of all the blood cells. I carry oxygen to all parts of your body and tissues and I also return carbon dioxide f ... our tissues to your lungs.So I bet you are wondering how I do this very important role! I enter the blood vessels through the heart's main artery called the aorta making sure that I am full of oxygen. ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Advertising

ay. Possibly seeing your dream car, or that fantasy vacation that you always wanted to take, or the blood analyzer that you kept forgetting to order. Nonetheless these ads persuade the consumer to ope ... ing similar in the future.Comparing the two ads, which I have selected, both of which are promoting blood analyzers, I find different contrasting techniques and schemes that were used. First of all, t ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Cancer 2

cancer.Cancer cells do not stick to each other well, and may break away and be carried along in the blood stream or lymph channels. This way, they can settle in other parts of the body and begin to gr ... ettle in other parts of the body and begin to grow there too. This migration of cancer cells by the blood streamed lymph circulation is called metastasis. This type of cancers are the deadliest, becau ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Cell volume

ion becomes more concentrated, the solution seems to have higher conductivity.The osmolality of red blood cell is 330mOsm. Salt concentration is proportional directly with osmolality, and both osmolal ... er factors can play a rule in causing an error if it wasnot accounted for, for example: whether the blood was fresh or old, and whether the blood PH was high or low. So we expect to have higher oxygen ...

(1 pages) 20 1 2.5 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

How the Artificial Heart is Installed Into the Patient

chine is installed on the patient to mimic the functions of the heart and lungs. This machine pumps blood around the patient's body and re-oxygenates the red blood cells thus keeping the patient alive ... en their body cells would die from oxygen starvation because the body has no way of circulating the blood to the lungs for it to be re-oxygenated. This is crucial as the patient would die if their blo ...

(3 pages) 1051 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Supernatural Entities

ing his live victims on wooden steaks, this combined with his rumored habit of drinking his victims blood made him an inspiration for Bram Stokers classic novel "Dracula". This classic novel is where ... re previously resided the likes of Mr. Darcy (pride and prejudice) has been entrusted to the fanged blood drinking sub-human.Zombies (introduction, origin and modern interpretation)The origin story of ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology