Essays Tagged: "mucous membranes"


sLeprosyLeprosy or Hansen's disease, is a chronic, infectious disease that mainly affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves. A rod shaped bacillus named Mycobacterium leprea, causes the virus. My ... hat Leprosy displays. In the lepromatous form, large area's of the skin may become infiltrated. The mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, and throat may be invaded by large numbers of the organism. Bec ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Biology...defenses of the body against bacteria, diseases...etc.

lls of many bacteria.Internal surfaces of the body though which pathogens could pass are covered by mucous membranes, epithelial layers that produce the sticky fluid called mucus. Mucous membranes lin ... nes line the digestive system, nasal passages, lungs, respiratory passages, and reproductive tract. Mucous membranes not only serve as a barrier to pathogens, but also produce chemical defenses. Cells ...

(3 pages) 103 1 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

All types of herpes essay

as any of several viral diseases causing the eruption of small blister like vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex or herpes zoster. Herpes is a very common virus usually ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


Contracted!Syphilis is contracted when the spirochete treponema pallidum penetrates broken skin, or mucous membranes, but is mostly contracted through sexual contact. Syphilis can also be given to a f ... ent to the chancre.In Secondary syphilis, there are skin rashes, extensive lymph node enlargements, mucous patches, a grey-white plaque forms over the groin, genital areas, axilla, and under the breas ...

(2 pages) 41 1 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A few basic facts on Leprosy

progressing bacterial infection that affects the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands and feet, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes. Destruction of the nerve endings causes the the affe ... e organism grows best at lower temperatures the leprosy bacillus has a preference for the skin, the mucous membranes and the nerves. Infection in and destruction of the nerves leads to sensory loss. T ...

(7 pages) 41 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Description of the five types of antibodies generated by the humoral aspect of the adaptive immune response

stinal juice, and milk, and helps prevent attachment of pathogens to epithelial surfaces (including mucous membranes of the epidermis). It plays a major role in preventing pathogens from gaining entry ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


outes Of Contraction Of AIDS:Sexual contactThe male and female's reproductive organs are covered by mucous membranes with blood vessels which are directly in contact with semen and vaginal discharge d ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Modern medical terminology

ology rather than x-rays.Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common cause of infections of the skin and mucous membranes and an uncommon cause of more serious infections in other parts of the body. The wo ...

(2 pages) 28 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

AIDS: Complete Summary

even famous celebrities can get this disease. To get infected, HIV has to get past the skin or the mucous membranes and into the bloodstream. HIV causes the body's immune system to collapse the momen ... to a spy that sneaks into the body and sabotages the immune system. When HIV gets past the skin or mucous membranes and into the bloodstream, it attacks the helper T cells. HIV cuts off communication ...

(4 pages) 43 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Research to Promote UK's Men's Cosmetic Market

man body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lipsand external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming th ...

(22 pages) 79 4 4.3 Jan/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Nicotine: A Powerful, Lethal and Legal Stimulant

the brain where its powerful effects are felt. Nicotine can also enter the bloodstream through the mucous membranes that line the mouth (if tobacco is chewed) or nose (if snuff is used), and even thr ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology