Essays Tagged: "Blood flow"


e wouldn't exist. They also help out with thenervous system the contraction of mussels and help the bloodflow properly.Minerals are classified into 2 major groups. The majorelements such as calcium, m ... uantities in natural foods. If you havetoo much sodium it may cause edema. It may also give youhigh blood pressure.Iron is needed to form pigments in red blood cells. Thesecells transport the oxygen w ...

(1 pages) 53 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

What is Glaucoma?

ittle vision loss. Glaucoma is caused by the pressure inside the eye being elevated causing lack of blood flow to the optic nerve, thereby causing the vision loss. There are two main types of glaucoma ... nerative factors, do not cause glaucoma. It is caused from a combination of anything that stops the blood flow from getting to the eye and the optic nerve. A progressive optic neuropathy is characteri ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ls, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues, blood flow and nervous pulses also follow meridians to run through the body to various parts, struct ... rt of the body and restricts it in others. Any obstruction and blockages or deficiencies of energy, blood and nervous pulses would eventually lead to disease.The meridians can be influenced by needlin ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident) aka Stroke.

t (CVA)Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), more commonly known as a stroke, is a sudden interruption of blood flow in a vessel that supplies the brain. Strokes are the third leading cause of death worldwi ... oke. A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke, is a temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain. This type of stroke is most commonly a blood clot or thrombus that quickly ...

(2 pages) 101 0 2.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Information about Lord Vishnu.

rm of Bhairave, started his destructive rampage, he ripped out the hearts of humans and drank their blood. Vishnu came to the help of humanity, he asked Bhairave to stop slaughtering. Bhairava's respo ... p slaughtering. Bhairava's response was, "I will go on killing until my6 bowl is filled with enough blood to quench my thirst." It was a common fact that Bhairave's bowl would never be full enough for ...

(1 pages) 30 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

This essay is about the common disease call hypertension.

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, physiological condition involving increased pressure on the arterial walls. Generall ... pressure only may be increased. Many people have a condition known as labile hypertension, in which blood pressure is elevated on initial examination but registers normal on subsequent measurements. F ... ent measurements. For this reason a diagnosis of true, or sustained, hypertension requires elevated blood pressure readings on several occasions.Elevated arterial blood pressure indicates increased ar ...

(4 pages) 176 1 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Depression's Double Standard. Why depression affects women more than men.

ve equal chances of getting it if that was the case.The National Institute of Mental Health studied blood flow patterns in men and women who were feeling sad to determine brain activity in different a ... rent areas. They found that the left prefrontal cortex was activated equally in both sexes, but the blood flow in women's anterior limbic system was eight times greater than that of the men. This disc ...

(1 pages) 102 1 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Shin Splints- an explanation of the kinds of shin splints, causes, effects, symptoms, short/long-term treatments, and influence on our society today. Includes Bibliography (only a list of resources).

s posterior (back and inner muscles of the shin). Anterior shin splints are a condition wherein the blood flow is blocked from the anterior section due to the expansion of the overstressed tibialis an ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


A stroke is a very serious illness that can lead to death. A stroke or brain attack occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow t ... however, you can greatly reduce your chances of getting a stroke.It is very important to know your blood pressure. It should be checked at least annually. If it is elevated, it is important to work w ...

(3 pages) 87 2 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

What is Fibromyalgia

or injury. Another theory is that it may be because of changes in muscle metabolism, a decrease in blood flow, or experience in fatigue and decreased strength. Some believe that is a virus but none h ... , depression on other symptoms. It is so difficult to understand because you cannot find it through blood tests or x-rays. There are treatments to help the pain but no cure. Further research for a cur ...

(8 pages) 75 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Pathophysiology Deep Vein Thrombosis and Airline Travel - The Deadly Duo

:Learning about DVT, is important to comprehend the anatomy and function of the circulatory system. Blood flow provides the principal means of transporting metabolic necessities throughout the body an ... ansporting metabolic necessities throughout the body and removing wastes from the body. Oxygen-rich blood from the lungs is pumped through the body by heart via a network of arteries. When the blood r ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Children of Vengeance - Part 2

opes strapping me down to an old wooden chair. I could barely even struggle against them, my entire blood flow feeling cut off. There was a single bulb hanging from the ceiling above my head, lighting ... ircle remove their masks.They were dead children, some of them showing stab wounds, others were had blood running down their heads or looked blue, like they were had drown. But they all had that disea ...

(7 pages) 28 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Horses, respiratory system, excretory system, curcularatory system.

le air intakes of up to 1800 litres per minute in 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 ... from the air sacs, can have a great influence on athletic capacity.The large lung surface and high blood flow rates also provide the additional function of heat loss during and after exercise, with u ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Unhumane procedure - Declawing Cats

aw at the first toe bone joint. For the surgery, the cat is put under general anesthesia. To reduce blood flow and prevent excessive bleeding a tight tourniquet is placed on the cat's leg. Bleeding an ...

(4 pages) 58 2 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Understanding Dreams

an almost paraplegic state. The brain however continues to control all autonomic functions such as blood flow, heart pulsation, and lung inflation. During the sleep, homeostasis will fluctuate becaus ...

(4 pages) 28 0 2.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Alzheimer's Disease

rogressive decline in mental function. Vascular dementia, another common form, results from reduced blood flow to the brain's nerve cells. In some cases, Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia can ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health


rs, and finally death of some of the skin cells and the underlying tissues. Clots often form in the blood vessels. Mild cases of frostbite often result in chilblain (a type of skin inflammation that u ... d weather); more severe cases may result in a dangerous gangrene (which is a sudden interruption of blood flow such as due to burns, freezing, injury or a blood clot). Free circulation of the blood in ...

(1 pages) 17 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ually.When an abortion is performed on a woman, she becomes subject to many physical complications. Blood loss during the procedure causes diversion of blood flow to various organs and can result in s ...

(2 pages) 83 2 2.6 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights


ries. Some hardening occurs normally when people grow older. Plaque may partly or totally block the blood flow through the arteries. There are two things that can happen where plaque is, bleeding into ... There are two things that can happen where plaque is, bleeding into the plaque, and formation of a blood clot on the plaque's surface. If either of these occurs and blocks the entire artery, a heart ...

(1 pages) 14 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Coronary Heart Disease.

isease is defined as when the arteries of the heart become clogged and narrowed, causing restricted blood flow to the heart. This definition may also be referred to as arteriosclerosis. The heart star ... riosclerosis. The heart starves of adequate oxygen and vital nutrients without the proper amount of blood that is required therefore; the heart is unable to work properly.There are known causes of thi ...

(3 pages) 74 0 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases