Essays Tagged: "body tissues"


condition that can cause much pain and swelling around an affected bursa. A bursa is a sac between body tissues that move against each other. They are filled with a lubricating liquid to minimize the ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Survey on Human Compassion Towards Their Pets

her 'subhuman' creatures. Throughout the world animals are undergoing constant experiments on their body tissues, organs, and immune system. There is no mercy for the animals in today's modern and fas ...

(6 pages) 177 0 3.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Sickle Cell Anemia

emoglobin content. These cells are the means by which oxygen is carried to the various parts of the body. People who are anemic get symptoms caused by not enough delivery of oxygen to their body tissu ... xcessive blood loss.The most common type of anemia is iron-deficiency anemia, which occurs when the body's need for iron increases, as during certain periods of childhood and in pregnancy, or when the ...

(2 pages) 71 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Compare the Circulatory system and the Lymphatic system.

s tissues back to the blood stream.When blood reaches the arterial end of the capillary beds in the body tissues, fluid from the plasma is forced out of the capillaries by the blood pressure in to a s ... ymph leaves the node and returns to the blood. The filtering mechanism is one of the most important body defences against infectious disease. When combating a heavy infection, the lymph nodes enlarge ...

(2 pages) 77 1 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Steroids, An Overview.

ports supplements known to man... a supplement known as steroidsBecause steroids are known to build body tissues, they are used for numerous reasons. In hospitals all over the world (and under profess ... agent to help patients that suffer from diseases that may decrease a person?s weight and/or overall body mass. Although steroids are used in a positive way to better the lives of the sick and dying, t ...

(1 pages) 51 1 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Stem Cells.


(4 pages) 191 5 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Discuss the different neoplasms which may arise in the lung. Discuss their staging and grading with regard to prognosis and treatment. Are there any promising new treatment modalities?

abnormal growth of tissue. Such tissue serves no useful function and does not coordinate with other body tissues. The mass of tissue formed by neoplasia is a neoplasm" van de Mortel (1998:29). Lung ca ... bove determine the presence and location of cancer, and whether it has spread to other parts of the body. 'Staging' determines how big the cancer is, how aggressive it is, and how far it has spread so ...

(9 pages) 52 0 3.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Multiple sleeping Disorders

Hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder that causes the body to absorb and store too much iron. It is the most common form of iron overload disease. The ext ... eated. The greatest amount of iron is found in red meat and iron fortified bread and cereal. In the body, iron becomes part of hemoglobin which is a molecule in the blood that transports oxygen from t ... es part of hemoglobin which is a molecule in the blood that transports oxygen from the lungs to all body tissues. Most people absorb 10 percent of the iron contained in the food they eat to meet the b ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Sickle-cell Anemia

an is only 16 days. Hemoglobin is the substance that makes blood red and that carries oxygen to the body tissues. In this case the amount of oxygen, in the blood, is reduced for no reason. Sickle hemo ... em. When sickle-shaped cells plug up small blood vessels, lesser blood reaches various parts of the body. This damages the tissue, which does not receive normal blood flow. This is what causes the com ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Respiratory System

system is made up of the organs that deliver oxygen to the circulatory system for transport to all body cells. Oxygen is essential for cells, which use this vital substance to liberate the energy nee ... y system aids in removing of carbon dioxide, preventing the lethal buildup of this waste product in body tissues. Day-in and day-out, without the prompt of conscious thought, the respiratory system ca ...

(4 pages) 72 0 3.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Three different sequences of events that result in inflammation or in the enhancement of inflammation

The inflammatory response is triggered whenever body tissues are injured by physical trauma, intense heat, irritating chemicals, or infection and be ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Gas Exchange in humans

en, carbon dioxide needs to be removed in order to prevent the buildup of this waste product in the body tissues. As breathing is the act or process of respiration, it consists of two phases, inspirat ... at the level of the alveoli. The purpose of gas exchange is to get the oxygen to every cell of the body where the oxygen is used to produce ATP energy in the mitochondria of the cells. The capillarie ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Aortic Aneurysm.

g from the wall of the aorta, which is the artery through which blood flows out of the heart to the body. Aneurysms can develop wherever atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, occurs (Dawson, ... high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and emphysema, which is an abnormal distention of body tissues caused by retention of air (Haubrich, Weitzman). Not only the aorta, but also any other ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


What is Oxygen? Oxygen is part of the air we breathe. All body tissues and organs must have oxygen to live. In people with lung disease, the oxygen supply to ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


ere quarantined in the late 1700s to control yellow fever.The yellow fever virus often damages many body tissues, such as the brain and heart, but especilly the liver. As a result of liver damage, yel ...

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

How the Heart Works

The respiratory and circulatory systems are very important parts of the body. Together, they work in many different ways.The heart is a hollow muscular organ. It?s the main ... organ. It?s the main part of the circulatory system. It is used to help pump blood into rest of the body. It is located behind the sternum, in-between the two lungs. The lungs are a pair of organs tha ... ause there is a notch for the heart to fit.When blood flows from the left ventricle to the rest the body, except for the lungs, and back to the right atrium, is called systematic circulation. This sys ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


the stomach and goes directly into the bloodstream. It will then reach the brain and all the other body tissues. It takes only about one minute for the first sip of beer to enter the brain. Alcohol s ... cohol slows down brain cells but increases the heartbeat. Alcohol is a toxin or poison to the human body. The body can remove the alcohol in two ways: excretion and metabolism. 90% of the alcohol rema ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Physician assisted suicide should be legalized

al technique, no treatment can help them. For instance, some patients catch wasting diseases. Their body tissues are degenerative and gradually rotten. Their bodies are shrinking and drying. Their liv ... especially disagree with involuntary PAS like the merciful killing to the infant. They argue that nobody can deprive a new-born baby's life and the doctor is a cruel murder. They illustrate that many ...

(7 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Hypothermia, the Diving Reflex,and Survival

ypothermia. Hypothermia is the result of a reduced metabolic rate and lowered oxygen consumption by body tissues. Although hypothermia may produce fatal cardiac arrhythmias such as ventricular fibrill ... r physiological problem facing drowning victims is hypoxia, or lack of adequate oxygen perfusion to body cells. Hypoxia results in damage to many organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, an ...

(3 pages) 1588 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Edema: A Pathology (For Human Anatomy & Disease course)

ought a harrowing death upon this musical genius? Edema is visible swelling from fluid accretion in body tissues. Edema most usually occurs in the feet and legs, where it is referred to as peripheral ... of the buildup of excess fluid beneath the skin in the areas within the tissues. All tissues of the body are made up of cells and connective tissues that hold the cells together. This connective tissu ...

(12 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology