Essays Tagged: "Lung"

Asthma

ma.AsthmaAsthma is a disorder that affects the respiratory system. Asthma causes the airways to the lungs to contract or shrink making it difficult for air to enter and exit the lungs. When this occur ... e can cause or worsen asthma.Every part of the human body requires oxygen to work properly, and the lungs are the body's only way of getting that oxygen. Every time you take a breath the air travels t ...

(3 pages) 120 1 3.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lung diseases associated with smoking

mation of any part of the bronchi and bronchial tubes. The bronchi are large, delicate tubes in the lungs that are attached to the trachea and carry air to smaller tubes in the lungs. Acute bronchitis ... of disabilities and deaths.In the course of the disease the passages leading to the air sacs of the lungs become narrowed. Air is trapped in the sacs, and the tissues of the lungs lose their natural e ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

The Lungs; How they work and diseases related to them.

The lungs are two organs that are a part of the Respiratory System. The lungs are the main breathing org ... our body, your body would suffocate because your body needs oxygen to survive.Some functions of the lungs are that it allows you to breathe air in and out of the body. When we breathe air in it goes c ... out of the body. When we breathe air in it goes cown through the bronchial tubes that leads to the lungs. Once the air is at the lungs, the geart passes blood to the lungs which carries the oxygen th ...

(2 pages) 67 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Adult respiratory distress syndrome, also known as congestive atelectasis or shock lung, is the rapid malfunction of the lungs. The ability to take in oxygen severely weakens and usua ... treated immediately to prevent further damage.To understand ARDS, it is important to review how the lungs work. Air, which contains oxygen, is inhaled through the nose and mouth, and passes into the w ... ut the body, passes from the bloodstream into the alveoli and then is exhaled.At the onset of ARDS, lung injury may first appear in one lung, but then quickly spreads to affect most of both lungs. Inf ...

(5 pages) 86 0 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Excellent Cystic Fibrosis Report....has causes, description, how it can be detected, and treatments!

ouble transporting water and salt across the cells that make up the organs of the body, such as the lungs and the pancreas. This causes the body's mucus (the slimy secretions that moisten and protect ... etions that moisten and protect body tissues) to become extra thick and sticky. The mucus clogs the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe, and this can lead to infections, coughing, and wheezing. Cy ...

(2 pages) 42 1 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Horses, respiratory system, excretory system, curcularatory system.

e horse is well adapted to athletic exercise, with unrestricted upper airway diameters, and a large lung capacity afforded by 18 ribs. These combine to enable air intakes of up to 1800 litres per minu ... n a galloping horse. Volumes of up to 300 litres of blood are pumped at high pressure through small lung capillaries surrounding 10 million air sacs to take up and deliver over 70 litres of oxygen per ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lung Cancer.

Where does air go when you breathe in? They go to the lungs right, but how? When you breathe in, air passes from your nose through the windpipe, which the ... from your nose through the windpipe, which then divides into two different tubes, one going to each lung. Then divide into smaller tubes to carry air through the lungs into the bloodstream. All the ca ... loodstream. All the carbon dioxide then passed to the alveoli tubes and then is breathed out by the lungs. But you have a hard time doing this if you have lung cancer.Lung cancers are generally divide ...

(2 pages) 33 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Good and Bad Effects of Smoking

an smokers. Many severe bronchitis patients find that their first cigarette of the day clears their lungs and get rid of all their sputum for the next few hours. The nicotine relaxes the muscles in th ... ted: cardiac poison, cancer causing agents, industrial solvents that causes heart disease, strokes, lung disease, cancer, birth defects etc.... Inhaling the hot toxic fumes burns the lining of the air ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Identify the cause and effect relationship of smoking and lung cancer:

A case study: LUNG CANCER:Definition: Uncontrolled growth of tumours in the lungsCauses: There is a obvious link b ... ion: Uncontrolled growth of tumours in the lungsCauses: There is a obvious link between smoking and lung cancer. Tobacco smoke contains many carcinogens such as benzeneEffect: As the tumour grows, the ... cco smoke contains many carcinogens such as benzeneEffect: As the tumour grows, the air sacs in the lungs are destroyed and breathing becomes difficult. The lungs collapse and abscess and the patient ...

(1 pages) 24 1 2.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Drowning Man!!

l the icy finger of pain drag at my ankleI feel the hands of timeless thirst push me downI feel the lungs of air take away by breatheAnd I feel the life in my veins slowly ebbAs a beast of a sorrow di ... ce of me reach her in slow sure sprinklesI feel my hand reach with need for her and frownI feel the lungs in me weaken for her before deathAnd I feel the life in me diminish as she forever leftAs a be ...

(1 pages) 367 1 4.1 Oct/2006

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

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 the body is poor.What Does Oxygen Do? If the oxygen level of the ... en? An arterial blood gas sample tells the doctor how much oxygen is in the blood and how well your lungs are working. This test differs from other blood tests. The blood is drawn from an artery not a ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Emphysema

Emphysema Human lungs contain 300 million alveoli, or tiny elastic air sacs, through which oxygen is added to the bl ... ygen and carbon dioxide than a series of smaller sacs is. This causes the airflow in and out of the lungs to significantly slow down. In turn, breathing becomes more rapid, shallow and difficult, part ... n turn, breathing becomes more rapid, shallow and difficult, particularly in getting air out of the lungs.Smoking is the major cause of emphysema. In fact, nearly 85% of all the cases found have been ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bodies: The Exhibition

much better appreciation for my overall health and well-being.When I saw the unhealthy and healthy lungs in comparison to one another, my heart sank. I am a smoker going on fourteen years. Upon seein ... sank. I am a smoker going on fourteen years. Upon seeing that image, I really thought about what my lungs must look like. On the outside surface, we all have this pleasant coating of skin that hides a ...

(4 pages) 12 0 4.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Cystic fibrosis

ut they last throughout an entire lifetime.The problems in CF start with thick, sticky mucus in the lungs and digestive systems. This mucus replaces healthy tissue with fibrous scars and fluid-filed c ... ng passages and the pancreas, an organ that produces digestive juices. These clogs lead to frequent lung infections and digestive problems. Over time the continual infections may cause the lungs and h ...

(7 pages) 22 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Human Body

sections. The upper sections include your nose, mouth and windpipe. The lower section includes the lungs and two structures within the lungs the bronchi and the alveoli. The two lungs are the main or ... tures within the lungs the bronchi and the alveoli. The two lungs are the main organs of breathing. Lungs are elastic bodies one on each side of the heart. They are filled with millions of tiny air sa ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Human Body

sections. The upper sections include your nose, mouth and windpipe. The lower section includes the lungs and two structures within the lungs the bronchi and the alveoli. The two lungs are the main or ... tures within the lungs the bronchi and the alveoli. The two lungs are the main organs of breathing. Lungs are elastic bodies one on each side of the heart. They are filled with millions of tiny air sa ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Human Body

sections. The upper sections include your nose, mouth and windpipe. The lower section includes the lungs and two structures within the lungs the bronchi and the alveoli. The two lungs are the main or ... tures within the lungs the bronchi and the alveoli. The two lungs are the main organs of breathing. Lungs are elastic bodies one on each side of the heart. They are filled with millions of tiny air sa ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Fawzy

blem: Characterizing the effects of dexamethasone on ODC gene expression and enzyme activity in the lung of rat pups.Facts Pertaining the Problem: Numerous studies have shown that gestational exposure ... es the productions and release of surfactant and accelerates morphological development of the fetal lung, while interruption of the pituitary-adrenal axis impairs lung growth, as do inhibitors of gluc ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bio 207 "animal physiology"

ood moving in one direction not coming back-Vena cava drains most of the body-Blood pumped into the lung during systole (contraction of the heart)-Blood go back from the lung to the left atria of the ... tria of the heart through the pulmanary veins-Aorota pumps blood to the all part of the body expect lung-Because the blood in the artery tend be on higher pressure than other vessels. The artery tends ...

(2 pages) 12 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Describe, compare, and contrast the pathway of air in amphibians, Birds, Fish, and Humans.

How are they alike, and different? Is one more efficient than another? Gills/Lungs?HumansIn humans air travels into the mouth, or nose, and into the nasal cavity, followed by ph ... gm. When the diaphragm drops, the muscles and ribs contract which causes a negative pressure in the lungs and thoracic cavity, causing air to move into the lungs. When the ribs return to their origina ... ing air to move into the lungs. When the ribs return to their original position, and the muscle and lungs relax, air is forced out of the lungs. As air travels into the nose, and into the lungs, air i ...

(5 pages) 4891 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology