Essays Tagged: "glands"

Male Circumcision: A Social and Medical Misconception

umcision is defined as a surgical procedure in which the prepuce of the penis is separated from the glands and excised. (Mosby, 1986) Dating as far back as 2800 BC, circumcision has been performed as ... oo little skin, formation of skin bridges or chordee, urethrocutaneous fistula, and necrosis of the glands or entire penis can occur following circumcision. The reported incidence of excessive bleedin ...

(6 pages) 149 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


ropics and causes lymphogranuloma venereum -- symptoms include skin lesions and swelling of certain glands in the genital area. The other, we simply call "chlamydia," a very common infection in the U. ...

(6 pages) 88 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Medicinal Marijuana essay, and sample expiriment using three groups.

uana consists of a green, sticky, red, and sometimes purple plant. The THC (Tetra-hydrtic-chloride) glands shine and twinkle under the light. Depending on many variables during the growing stages the ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Neurons, Hormones, and the Brain. 49 Definitions!

us system - The subdivision of the peripheral nervous system that regulates the internal organs and glands.Biofeedback - A method for learning to control bodily functions including ones usually tho ... nitive functioning, memory and emotion.Hormones - Chemical substances, secreted by organs called glands, that affect the functioning of other organs.Endocrine glands - Internal organs that pro ...

(4 pages) 78 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


eathery. The scales, which give the reptiles' skin their texture, are part of a thick skin with few glands. The reptile must periodically shed its outgrown scales and replace then with a larger set, w ...

(1 pages) 25 0 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Observing Emulsification and Comparing the Actions of Saliva and Pepsin: Lab report describing how emulsification may be observed in the lab

lowed, the food passes down the oesophagus into the stomach. The stomach consists of gastric glands that produce gastric juice, which contains pepsin, an enzyme that dissolves proteins into sim ... of fat into fatty acids and glycerol, completing the digestion of fats. Finally, intestinal glands in the small intestine produce maltase and peptidases. Maltase is an enzyme which breaks malt ...

(7 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Nervous System

muli. It also consists of motor neurons running from the Central Nervous System to the muscles and glands, called effectors, which take action. The peripheral nervous system is further subdivided in ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Informative Paper on Neurons

ese microscopic specimens. These nerve cells are located down the spine, in the brain, muscles, and glands. There are things that can hurt these neurons and over time cause irreparable damage.There ar ... tural and functional types of cells. Last, motor neurons, they transmit from the CNS to muscles and glands to carry out functions. Most motor neurons are stimulated by interneuron, but some are stimul ...

(2 pages) 64 1 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


rites. Axons are very long nerve fibers which send electro-chemical messages to other neurons or to glands and muscles to create action in them. Dendrites are short nerve fibers which receive electro- ... one neuron meets the dendrite of an adjacent neuron, and where nerve fibers connect to muscles and glands, these connections occur at special junctions called a synapse. The synapse is a tiny gap whi ...

(8 pages) 221 3 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Human Endocrine System

Although we rarely think about them, the glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release influence almost every cell, organ, and ... properly.What Is the Endocrine System?The foundations of the endocrine system are the hormones and glands. As the body's chemical messengers, hormones transfer information and instructions from one s ... esses them, and secretes the finished chemical product for use somewhere in the body. Some types of glands release their secretions in specific areas. For instance, exocrine glands, such as the sweat ...

(5 pages) 115 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

What is RBGH or BST?: Not "Got Milk?", But Do You Want Milk?

he word samatotropin refers to the name of the hormone. Hormones are chemicals that are secreted by glands within the body. They are natural substances that affect the way the body operates. Bovine sa ... on average 20-40%). The only natural source ofbST however that was available was from the pituitary glands of slaughtered cattle. There were only small quantities of bST available, and it was very exp ...

(11 pages) 82 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


hormones is that they are transmitted to their targets in the bloodstream after discharge from the glands that secrete them. This mode of discharge (directly into the bloodstream) is called endocrine ... sues, called endocrine tissues, and are carried to their targets through the bloodstream. Endocrine glands. A major endocrine gland in vertebrates is the pituitary, which consists of two distinct sect ...

(4 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Endocrine System and the Female Cycle

cause wear and tear on the body's physical and mental resources). It is made up of eight different glands located strategically throughout the body: the ovaries (In men, the testes), adrenals, pancre ... e adrenal stress response, causing the pituitary to secrete the hormone that travels to the adrenal glands to stimulate secretion of cortisol, DHEA and aldosterone. The hypothalamus also Initiates 'th ...

(3 pages) 68 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Heredity and Hormones

The endocrine is the glands that regulate hormones in the blood. Hormones are messengers between glands and cells; this m ... ny bodily functions. Hormones can also regulate moods or mood swings. The endocrine has three major glands: pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus all located in the brain. Hormones facilitate the commun ... ns to activate, so as to perform a particular function. Autocrine hormones effect cells o secretion glands, while the hormone paracrine acts on nearby cells. Steroids are hormones related to sexual fu ...

(3 pages) 117 0 4.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Endocrine System and its role in life: Summarized blood glucose, adrenaline rush and sex hormones

epending on factors such as stress and sickness. The other main part of the endocrine system is the glands. These glands make and give off chemicals. A gland takes parts of your blood and extracts wha ... yLiberation of nutrients for muscular actionDilation of blood vessels for musclesInhibition of tear glands and salivationDilation of pupilRelaxation of bladderInhibition of erectionFight or flight is ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

AIDS And Its Impact On Society

, leaving the victim helpless and weak. Symptoms include fever, extreme weight loss, enlargement of glands, and pneumonia (King, Alan J.C. et al, p1).The virus is most commonly passed through sexual a ...

(7 pages) 73 0 2.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Anabolic steroids

ites in the body designed to recognize and absorb them. These sites include muscle, hair, sebaceous glands, endocrine gland, and the brain.Side effects unfortunately come with the use of anabolic ster ... h the bloodstream a second time and converts to estrogen. The estrogen then collects to the mammary glands, which are located in the nipple area of a man?s chest to form deposits. They will eventually ...

(8 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Henry Murray Paper

of the body. An example of this is when you become thirsty. When your cells and all fluid producing glands begin to run low of water by at least five percent, the brain begins to tell the body through ...

(5 pages) 52 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Henry Murray Paper

of the body. An example of this is when you become thirsty. When your cells and all fluid producing glands begin to run low of water by at least five percent, the brain begins to tell the body through ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Need to Donate Blood (persuasive paper)

the lungs. Blood is the fluid of growth, transporting nourishment from digestion and hormones from glands throughout the body. Blood is the fluid of health, transporting disease fighting substances ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology