Essays Tagged: "bodily functions"

Melatonin and the Pineal Gland

his tiny gland is in charge of the endocrine system, the glandular system that controls most of our bodily functions. The pineal runs our Oebody clocks', and it produces melatonin; the hormone that ma ...

(9 pages) 73 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Ambulatory Cancer Treatments

penetrating neighboring tissues. They are dangerous only if their physical presence interferes with bodily functions. A malignant tumor, or cancer, is capable of invading surrounding structures, inclu ...

(10 pages) 118 0 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Kidney

aining the water balance of the body and the pH of the blood. Kidneys play important roles in other bodily functions, such as releasing the erythropoietin protein, and helping to control blood pressur ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.0 Apr/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The nervous system and its bodily functions.

The nervous system is the most complex part of the body, as they govern our thoughts, feelings, and bodily functions. It is an important factor in science because it can lead to new discoveries for cu ... is made up of the cerebellum and parts of the brainstem. The cerebellum is involved in controlling bodily position, muscular coordination, and emotions. It contains neurons called Purkinje cells, whi ...

(8 pages) 207 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

"My Left Foot"by Christy Brown's, Its a breif description of the themes in my left foot.

llowed her physician's advice in caring for herself and the developing infant. The disease disrupts bodily functions and the symptoms may vary. Many subjects are unable to speak but their brains are f ...

(3 pages) 56 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The State of Our Youth.

ndence starts to develop. Naturally, puberty kicks in, and in comes the blitz of drastic changes of bodily functions, such as expeditious growth spurts, uncontrollable breakouts of acne, raging hormon ...

(5 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Sleeping Disorders.

body and mind, during which volition and consciousness are in partial or complete abeyance and the bodily functions partially suspended" (sleep). The dictionary later adds more to the original defini ...

(12 pages) 208 2 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Marijuana and Alcohol This essay contrasts the historical backround of marijuana and alcohol in relation to sociology.

Marijuana and AlcoholBoth taken in order to produce a change in one's bodily functions, alcohol and marijuana differ mainly in the way society views the drugs based on hi ...

(1 pages) 65 1 2.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain. 49 Definitions!

tem that regulates the internal organs and glands.Biofeedback - A method for learning to control bodily functions including ones usually thought to be involuntary, by attending to feedback from an ... itSympathetic nervous system - The subdivision of the autonomic nervous system that mobilizes bodily resources and increases the output of energy during emotion and stress.Parasympathetic ner ...

(4 pages) 78 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

List the enzymes needed for the digestion of carbohydrates

Supplying energy for normal bodily functions and levels of physical activity is the main purpose of carbohydrates. Four calories ...

(2 pages) 79 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Alcohol and Personality

se types of manners is nearly doubled when alcohol is involved. Alcohol inhibits not only our daily bodily functions but our mind as well. Alcoholism leads to times of withdrawal, low self-esteem, and ...

(5 pages) 56 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


every age group. It has often been issued with long passages omitted, particularly those concerning bodily functions and other distasteful topics. Even without these passages, however, Gulliver's Trav ...

(8 pages) 64 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Seminar paper on issues mocked in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift's, Gulliver's Travels satirically relates bodily functions and physical attributes to social issues during England's powerful rule of Europe. ... sues during England's powerful rule of Europe. Through out the story we find many relations between bodily features and British and European society. Swift uses this tone of mockery to explain to his ... tians were so secure in their laws and rules, where they felt their laws could even rule this great bodily giant with them. Noticeably the audience sees that Gulliver can easily crush the tiny Lillipu ...

(6 pages) 42 0 3.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Video voyeurism

e unaware they are being watched and recorded while changing their clothes, showering, attending to bodily functions, or in moments of sexual intimacy. Hidden cameras silently steal privacy. No matter ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


trol. In simple terms, your metabolism is the rate at which your body operates to carry out all its bodily functions, like the production of heat, RNA, hair, bones, etc. and the breaking down of food ...

(7 pages) 105 0 4.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Steroid in sport.

bolic steroids.Steroids are chemicals that act like hormones (substances in your body that regulate bodily functions). Anabolic steroids are the ones that are abused to build muscle mass or to make yo ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Define the sociological theory. Describe 2 Theories

in.FunctionalismFunctionalism is a macro view of society which sees society as a human being which bodily functions must operate or function together in order for it to work properly. This theory was ...

(3 pages) 113 2 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Heredity and Hormones

levels in the blood. Endocrine, exocrine, and the nervous system all work together to control many bodily functions. Hormones can also regulate moods or mood swings. The endocrine has three major gla ...

(3 pages) 117 0 4.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


jority of bacteria are harmless, and some even helpful and necessary for the occurrence of specific bodily functions. However, some bacteria have proven to be harmful, and throughout the history of ma ... of the nerve-damaging toxin, as it contracts and seizes the muscles in the jaw before complicating bodily functions further. Enterotoxins affect the intestinal tract. Cholera results when polypeptide ...

(12 pages) 52 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


tia, which means that it affects certain functions of the brain such as memory, logic, and everyday bodily functions. This disease was first described by a doctor named Alois Alzheimer in 1906. He dis ... nd the cerebral cortex. These two parts of the brain control memory, reasoning, language, and other bodily functions (St. George-Hyslop, 2000). Alzheimer's disease has a major effect on not only the p ...

(12 pages) 530 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases