Essays Tagged: "Connective tissue"

The Hormonal Control of Sexual Development

and men's gonads appear identical until Leydig cells, which synthesize testosterone, appear in the connective tissue. This is when differentiation begins.The mechanism that this differentiation occur ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

it's about the genetic disorder Osteogenesis imperfecta.

1A1 on chromosome 17, or COL1A2 on chromosome 7. (OIFE) Collagen is the major protein of the body's connective tissue and can be likened to the framework around which a building is constructed. In OI, ...

(6 pages) 76 0 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Function of the Human Eye.

ing to small amounts of light. The globe of the human eye consists of a tough, white outer layer of connective tissue called the sclera and a thin, inner layer called the choroid. A layer of epithelia ...

(5 pages) 128 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Definitions in biology.

lses away fr from the body of the nerve cell.11.Bone : 1.a. The dense, semirigid, porous, calcified connective tissue forming the major portion of the skeleton of most vertebrates. It consists of a de ... , relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels.20.Cartilage: A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. A m ...

(13 pages) 100 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

How light intensity effects vitamin C?

nAscorbic acid, commonly known as Vitamin C, is important to the human diet. It helps the body form connective tissue, bone, teeth, blood vessel walls, and assists the body in assimilating iron and am ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Development of the Testis

in the scrotum by a tubular structure called the spermatic cord (Fig.1a). Each cord is sheathed in connective tissue and contains a network of arteries (testicular arteries), veins, nerves, and the f ... network of efferent ducts, vessels and nerves. It is best described as a central compact column of connective tissue (Gomes, 1977). It is positioned superficially along the epididymal margin of the t ...

(17 pages) 47 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Prostate Cancer

ity. The prostate is nestled at the bottom of this cavity, surrounded by blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. All male animals have some type of a prostate gland; it is fundamental to our evo ... pheral, central and transition zones.The prostate is made up of two types of tissue: epithelial and connective. Both types of tissue are unique to the prostate, but only the epithelial tissue produces ...

(19 pages) 193 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Laughter Therapy

eversed Cousins' ankylosing spondylitis, a painful disease causing the disintegration of the spinal connective tissue. With a one in five hundred chance of recovery, Norman decided to infuse himself w ...

(2 pages) 79 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Human Eye

cusing. The iris is colored part of our eyes. The color of the iris is a result of the color of the connective tissue and pigment cells. The lesser the pigment the lighter the eyes. The dilator and sp ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Marfan Syndrome history, symptoms, and cures, includes bibliography

Marfan Syndrome is a heritable disease of the connective tissues that affect many organs such as the eyes, lungs, skeleton, heart, and blood vesse ... thnicity groups. An estimation of at least 200,000 people in U. S have Marfan Syndrome or a related connective tissue disorder.1. Margan Syndrome was first discovered in 1896 by a French pediatrician, ... was also speculated to be a victim of the disorder. In 1991, the chromosome, gene and component of connective tissue in which the mutation for the Marfan syndrome is located was identified.2. The mos ...

(2 pages) 25 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Vitamin C Amount Estimation.

Vitamin C promotes healthy teeth and gums, helps absorption of iron, aids in maintenance of normal connective tissue, promotes wound healing, and helps boost the immune system. With vitamin C being s ... ture. 5 Vitamin C also helps in the stimulation of production of collagen. Collagen is the basis of connective tissue. It is found in ligaments, skin, cartilage, vertebral discs, capillary walls, bone ...

(19 pages) 53 1 3.7 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


of the dry weight of animals. Protein molecules range from the long, insoluble fibers that make up connective tissue and hair to the compact, soluble globules that can pass through cell membranes and ...

(1 pages) 520 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a condition in which the connective tissues are affected. Connective tissue plays the role as a support for the body and a fr ... disorder distinguished by long limbs or long phalanges in proportion to the person's height. Since connective tissues are found throughout the body, many organs and systems are affected such as the h ... es fibrillin, which is a glycoprotein that is essential in the formation of elastic fibers found in connective tissues; this is debatable because fibrillin mutations are common amongst many people who ...

(5 pages) 19 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects


erioration of bone tissue causing bones to become fragile and prone to breakages. Bone is a form of connective tissue that is made of collagen, a protein that provides elasticity and calcium, which ma ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Amenhotep IV

nhotep was supposedly born with a genetic disease known as Marfan's Syndrome. This disorder affects connective tissue in the body. We have come to the conclusion that this is the case by statues and d ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt


nd it is also considered a rheumatologic disorder. This disease involves the abnormal growth of the connective tissue, which supports the skin as well as the internal organs. Scleroderma affects the b ... causes the limbs to become discolored, blue or white. Often calcinosis, deposits of calcium in the connective tissue, becomes apparent following Raynaud's phenomenon. Swelling of the blood vessels ca ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


#148; meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue. It is a chronic disease. “Scleroderma is characterized by the formation of s ...

(2 pages) 896 1 1.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

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

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 tissue around the cells and blood v ...

(12 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Big Ideas In Science Methods to Mutation: What is in the food we eat?

r barbecue doesn't taste as good as it smells while cooking. Pork can contain up to 30% fat and 25% connective tissue and still be described as meat. There are many different types of sausage, but the ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry