Essays Tagged: "Pancreas"

Clinical Chemistry Tests in Medicine

. Some of the more common screenings give information about the function of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas and about muscle and bone disease. There are many blood chemistry tests available to doctor ... , certain physiologic conditions (exposure to cold, digestion) and pancreatic necrosis (because the pancreas produces insulin which controls blood glucose levels).Diabetes mellitus is caused by a defi ...

(11 pages) 220 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry


d young adults, it is known as one of theautoimmune diseases. It is 10-15 percent of all cases. The pancreas lets out insulin thatlets sugar glucose into all tissues in the body and in this type of di ... his type is found in mostly in people over 40 it progresses slowly unlike type I.The insulin in the pancreas is produced in good levels but does not work right. It doesnot let the glucose in to the ti ...

(1 pages) 97 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis

ereditary disorder that causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the pancreas and the lungs, leading to problems with breathing and digestion, infection, and ultimately, ... s a channel in the plasma membrane so chloride ions can enter and leave the cells lining the lungs, pancreas, sweat glands, and small intestine. In people with cystic fibrosis, an absent or CFTR that ...

(4 pages) 141 1 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

This essay is about the digestive system organs and functions. It covers information about the path food travels.

mouth, teeth, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines, colon, rectum, and anus. The pancreas, gallbladder, and liver are also key parts because of their functions in the digestive syst ... From the stomach, the food now moves to the small intestines. More enzymes are added here from the pancreas to help to further break down food. On top of that, the gallbladder releases bile which it ...

(3 pages) 188 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

How the pancreatic endocrine hormones glucagon and insulin work antagonistically to maintain homeostasis in the body and a discussion of negative feedback.

been since the last meal.There are three main organs that regulate the control of blood sugar: the pancreas, the liver and the adrenal glands. The pancreas produces hormones called insulin and glucag ...

(1 pages) 87 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

An overview of the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis

and allows multiplication of bacteria, predisposing to infection; and blocking of the ducts of the pancreas causes malabsorbation of fat. Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited disease am ... ions mentioned earlier, the other most dangerous potential long -term medical threats are liver and pancreas disease. The bile duct of the liver can become clogged, preventing the liver from producing ...

(5 pages) 81 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The effects of Cystic Fibrosis.

ells. The main areas affected by this disease are in the lungs and the digestive system, mainly the pancreas. The sweat glands are also affected, which makes a saltier sweat than normal. Sweat is ofte ... or to eliminate carbon dioxide.The lungs are not the only organs affected by the CFTR protein. The pancreas is affected in a way similar to the way it affects the lungs. The CFTR channel is blocked o ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Facts about Cystic Fibrosis.

arder to breathe.The sticky mucus also blocks the easy flow of digestive acids and enzymes from the pancreas and liver to the intestines.Without adequate amounts of these digestive fluids in the intes ...

(2 pages) 54 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


mental disease, characterized by high blood glucose levels, causedby an improper functioning of the pancreas. The pancreas produces insulin which allowsour body's cells to absorb glucose ( a form of s ... allowsour body's cells to absorb glucose ( a form of sugar) to be used when energy is needed. Ifthe pancreas becomes unable to produce insulin, or does not produce it effectively, it leadsto high leve ...

(4 pages) 128 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

To Clone or Not to Clone.

n was,) " for a cancer victim who could use their DNA to clone spare body parts such as; the liver, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, and bone marrow." Some religious officials argue that human cloning, or an ...

(2 pages) 101 2 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Basic paper on What Diabetes is.

itus or diabetes is a metabolic disorder that results from animbalance of harmonies produced in the pancreas. People with diabetes aren't able toproperly convert the food they eat into fuels needed by ... t is an auto immunedisorder that stems from the destruction of the insulin producing cellsin in the pancreas.The body produces little or no insulin, and is unable to lower the level of glucagon. Thegl ...

(4 pages) 330 6 3.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

This is all about the immune system, how it works, and what it does.

system contains cilia and mucus to trap pathogens. In the digestive system, enzymes in the stomach, pancreas, and liver destroy pathogens.T-cells are produced in the bone marrow and thymus gland and i ...

(2 pages) 85 1 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Nearly 16 million people in the United States--nearly one out of every 17 people--have diabetes. And about 1,800 new cases are diagnosed each day.

ood in the small intestine.People who don't have diabetes rely on insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to move glucose from the blood into the body's billions of cells. But people who have diab ... have siblings with type 1 diabetes. This test measures antibodies to insulin, to islet cells in the pancreas, or to an enzyme called glutamic acid decarboxylase. High levels can indicate that a child ...

(5 pages) 159 2 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

This provides examples of writing a lede and descriptive piece for publication.

three times a week four hours each dialysis session in order to stay alive.David had a cist on his pancreas, which resulted in renal kidney failure. The medication for the cist shut down his kidneys, ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Type One Diabetes and Its Effects.

when the immune system fights against "insulin-producing beta cells." The destroyed cells cause the pancreas to produce "little or no insulin." Most often this type of diabetes is developed in early c ... the liver. External sugars are "burned" for energy in the "body's cells." In type one diabetes the pancreas does not release insulin, so the "blood sugar" rises to a high level, since it cant be "bur ...

(4 pages) 103 0 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Stem Cell Research: Moral or Immoral.

ecial functions such as the beating cells of the heart muscle or the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It has been hypothesized by some scientists that stem cells may, at some point in the futu ...

(2 pages) 116 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Diabetes Types 1 and 2 thoroughly explained

WHAT CAUSES IT?Diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone that helps the body's tissues absorb glucose so it ... tes is considered an autoimmune disease because the immune system attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas, known as beta cells, that produce insulin. Scientists believe that genetic and environment ...

(5 pages) 193 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Biology: All About Diabetes Essay (Biblio Included); Outline(Upon Request)

reaking down. Insulin, the main cause of all diabetes-related diseases is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which helps breaking down the glucose or sugar into the energy that the body needs. People ...

(5 pages) 122 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ls use glucose for energy after it moves into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which allows the glucose to pass into our cells. The pancreas's job is to produce the righ ... unt of insulin so the glucose can pass from the bloodstream into cells. In those with diabetes, the pancreas will provide little or no insulin, or the cells will not react to the insulin produced. Thi ...

(6 pages) 177 0 3.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Diabetes mellitus: what it is and what to eat.

itus (NIDDM)Diabetes mellitus results from the production of insufficient amounts of insulin by the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone. The role of insulin is to convert the food we eat into various usefu ...

(2 pages) 95 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine