Essays Tagged: "capillaries"

The Lymphatic System

y system in which lymph flows onlytowards the heart. This entire transport sytem starts in thelymph capillaries. These are very commmon, usually occurin the places blood capillaries occur. Lymph capil ... h capillaries arenot found in bone, teeth, bone marrow, and entire centralnervous system. Lymphatic capillaries are very permeable.The endothelial cells that make up the walls of thecapillaries are no ...

(2 pages) 98 2 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Compare the Circulatory system and the Lymphatic system.

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 space between the capillaries and the tissue cells. This f ... heart. The small amount of Tissue fluid that remains is picked up by tiny vessels called the lymph capillaries. The cells forming the walls of the lymph capillaries are loosely fitted together, thus ...

(2 pages) 77 1 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Inter-Organismal Transport System in Humans

vital to the survival of the human such as the heart as well as organs that are microscopic such as capillaries, but are also essential to the entire process. The system in humans combines the purpose ... gh progressively smaller areas, the arteries and arterioles when it finally reaches the microscopic capillaries. Since capillaries are so small, their walls are easily permeable. Oxygen and nutrients ...

(6 pages) 65 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The kidney's structure, functions, and what controls these functions.

om the aorta to the kidney.The nephron has a cup-shaped nephric capsule that surrounds a cluster of capillaries called the glomerulus. A good deal of fluid from the blood filters into the capsule. Lar ...

(2 pages) 54 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

What makes up the cardiovascular system, and describe the components.How the cardiovascular system works and the effect of exercise on the cardiovascualr system

Cardiovascular SystemCardio means the heart and vascular means the network of capillaries, arteries and veins.The vital role of the cardiovascular system in to maintain homeostas ... o maintain homeostasis, this depends on the continuous and controlled movement of blood through the capillaries that fill every tissue and reach every cell in the body.The heart is a hollow pear-shape ... into the aorta. From the aorta it travels through the arteries, through the arterioles, through the capillaries, through the venules, through the veins and into the superior and inferior vena cavae. T ...

(10 pages) 182 1 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Sickle-cell Anemia

globin forms a type of crystal in the red blood cell. When the cell loses oxygen as it goes through capillaries, the crystal then causes the normal round red blood cells to change into slender, twiste ... hange into slender, twisted, rigid sickle forms. Sickle cells stick together and get trapped in the capillaries and block the normal flow of blood through them. When sickle-shaped cells plug up small ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEMThe circulatory system consists of the heart, blood, veins, arteries, and capillaries. The heart is the main function for the circulatory system. Without the heart the body w ... her resources that blood provides. The blood travels to and from the heart through arteries, veins, capillaries. The structures of all of these are well suited for the functions they perform.The arter ...

(2 pages) 61 1 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Circulatory System

ioxide, nutrients, waste products, immune components, and hormones. Major organs include the heart, capillaries, arteries, and veins. The lymphatic system also transports excess fluids to and from cir ... ient molecules, and hormones and the removal of carbon dioxide, ammonia and other metabolic wastes. Capillaries are the points of exchange between the blood and surrounding tissues. Materials cross in ...

(2 pages) 85 0 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Human Circulatory System:Sickel Cell

es carry blood away from the heart and to the rest of the body. Inside the arteries are microscopic capillaries through which gas and nutrient exchange occur. Before the blood is circulated through th ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Notes on the structure, function, and processes involved in the human kidney

-Nephron is functional unit of vertebrate kidney -Consists of single long tubule and ball of capillaries called the glomerulus -Bowman's capsule surrounds the glomerulus-Kidney regulates ... reases blood pressure and blood volume by constricting arterioles and decreasing blood flow to many capillaries like the kidney -Causes more salt and water reabsorption to increase blo ...

(1 pages) 37 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Sickle Cell Anemia

oxygen to every part of the body, because the body need oxygen to perform their duties. Within the capillaries, hemogloben exchanges oxygen for carbon dioxide in order for us to breath. Sickle cell a ... the cells creates the stickiness. They also tend to stick to the walls of the blood vessels. In the capillaries, where the hemogloben does it's job, these cells jam up, making it temporarily impossibl ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Laboratory report investigating the relationship between the effects of the exercise intensity on the skin temperature and the pulse in humans

rease as the blood flow increases. The increased blood flow means more blood is flowing through the capillaries beneath the skin. This results in an increased heat loss and an increased skin temperatu ... s is most prominent in places with most blood flowing through (e.g. Places where there are the most capillaries, i.e. The face).Variables:Independent: Pulse Rate and the Skin TemperatureDependent: Rot ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

A short story

100 acres of dense vegetation engulfing Edge Park. The park resembles a human torso; the trail- the capillaries that twist within; the heart- a lake. Located on the corner of Serenity and Concord, bot ...

(19 pages) 26 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories