Essays Tagged: "brain tissue"

EGYPT--Description of Egyption culture, mummification, government and religion of ancient egypt--also a comparison with modern Egypt

internal organs. These organs are usually the first to decay. Embalmers used a rod to take out the brain tissue through the nose. They did not save the brain; however, they did preserve the heart. Th ... brain; however, they did preserve the heart. They believed thoughts came from the heart and not the brain. Embalmers also took out the stomach, liver, and intestines through a cut in the side.In the s ...

(14 pages) 215 0 4.5 Nov/2002

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

This essay is about Jonas Salk, so the title is "Jonas Salk."

often occurs. These cases only occur when the polio virus attacks and destroys the spinal cord and brain tissue that controls muscle activity. It's transmitted through oral ingestion of virus present ... th the paralysis of the breathing muscles, swal-lowing difficulty with aspiration, or damage to the brain's "respiratory center". Death may occur in severe cases unless mechanical ventilation is used. ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, including care, nursing diagnosis, signs and symptoms.

axon of one cell to the dendrite of another. The number of neurotransmitters have been found in the brain tissue of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease accounts for about 70% o ... r this reason, the number of Alzheimer's cases is on the rise. It is a neurological disorder of the brain that can cause overwhelming anxiety for both those affected and family members of those affect ...

(3 pages) 296 2 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Mad Cow Disease: Spongiform Encephalopathy (Epidemics).

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or Mad Cow Disease, degenerativebrain disorder of cattle. Symptoms in cows include loss of coordination and a typicalstaggering gait ... d States or any other major milk-producing country.Autopsies of affected cattle reveal holes in the brain tissue that give it a spongy, orspongiform, texture. Similar spongiform diseases have been rec ... cute;ration Internationale des Epizooties (FNE) believes that BSE was originallyspread from sheep's brains infected with scrapie and that its spread wasaccidentally accelerated by the ingestion of bra ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Marijuana In Detail.

Marijuana In Detail "Marijuana causes long-term changes in the brain similar to those seen with other drugs of abuse . . ." Back in the 1970s, animal experiments l ... e . . ." Back in the 1970s, animal experiments led to groundless fears that marijuana blew holes in brain tissue. The experiments organisations like NIDA now fund are more sophisticated but the contro ... these newly discovered "common elements" is marijauna's ability to trigger chemical changes in the brain that lead to strong withdrawal symptoms.In humans, some researchers claim to see clear evidenc ...

(7 pages) 85 2 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Stem Cell Research Is A Pro

ses. Stem Cell Research can help in Parkinson's disease, growing heart muscle, to bone marrow, even brain tissue.I fall upon the Pro of this issue because I believe that if scientists can use embryoni ...

(1 pages) 75 1 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Alzheimer's Disease

h to interfere with daily functioning. It occurs in people with Alzheimer's disease because healthy brain tissue degenerates, causing a decline in memory and mental abilities. More than 4 million Amer ... of Alzheimer's aren't well understood. But researchers have found that people with Alzheimer's have brain cells that become damaged and die for unknown reasons. A healthy brain has about 140 billion n ...

(4 pages) 126 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Information about chronic alcohol consumption

ful to the organs in your body. When someone consumes more than enough alcohol, it tends to lead to Brain, Liver, Kidney and Cardiovascular system failure. These are all very important attributers of ... ibuters of you body. Continuous, chronic drinking over time leaves permanent changes on your brain. Alcohol acts as a sedative on the Central Nervous system, damaging the nerve cells in the bra ...

(4 pages) 37 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Stem Cell Research: What is it? A paper for a Communication and Gender class, overview of topic and ethical concerns.

in the human body, including but not limited to blood cells and those cells found in heart tissue, brain tissue, spinal cord tissue, bone marrow, and skin tissue. Stem cells can be coaxed into creati ... at stem cells would be highly effective in treating various types of cancers, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, diabetes, some types of vision loss including macular degeneration (vision loss from ...

(5 pages) 60 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Stroke vs TIA

Cerebrovascular disease, a "stroke" or "brain attack", occurs when the blood supply to a part of your brain is blocked or severely reduced, ... a part of your brain is blocked or severely reduced, by a blood vessel breaking or a clot, and the brain tissue is deprived of oxygen and nutrients. Within a few minutes to a few hours, the brain cel ... ed of oxygen and nutrients. Within a few minutes to a few hours, the brain cells begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities or functions controlled by that part of the brain are los ...

(4 pages) 46 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Lab Report On Sensory Threshold

nt on the body is by measuring the distance of which we can feel one or two points. The part of the brain that allows us to feel, the somatosensory cortex, is mapped out in relation to which parts of ... erent densities of pressure receptors, the densities of these receptors correlates to the amount of brain tissue devoted to processing the somatosensory information. The face for example has a high de ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Shaken Baby Syndrome

f injuries caused when someone vigorously shakes an infant. The shaking that occurs and causes the brain damage usually only takes 5 to 20 seconds and can often be accompanied by a final impact to th ... head. These violent movements cause acceleration and deceleration or back and forth thrusts of the brain within the skull; rupturing blood vessels and nerves throughout the brain and tearing brain ti ...

(2 pages) 20 0 2.3 Jan/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Teens and Marijuana

inol," commonly referred to as THC. THC is a fat soluble substance that can remain in the lungs and brain tissue for up to 3 weeks (Carson 1991). Humans have been consuming marijuana since prehistory, ... Marijuana also makes it harder for the body to fight illnesses. It can also harm the heart, lungs, brain, and sex organs. Marijuana contains more cancer-causing agents than cigarettes (Hergert 1991). ...

(11 pages) 54 0 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Stem Cells

e stem cells transplanted into the heart to transform into heart muscle tissue could transform into brain tissue. These types of situations are very much comprehensible because stem cell tissue hasn't ...

(2 pages) 13 0 5.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Differences between Men and Women

e men are weaker. In recent years of studies, biologically sex differences have been found that the brain of an average men has around 4% more cells and 100 grams more brain tissue than an average fem ... 100 grams more brain tissue than an average female brain [Wikipedia,2006] It is also known that the brains of a male is 10% more lager than the female brains but women have more nerve cells in certain ...

(11 pages) 6 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management