Essays Tagged: "salivary glands"


only in human beings. Mumps is found all over the world. Mumps is a contagious disease when the salivary glands, on one or both sides of the jaw, swells. Mumps usually occurs in school age childr ...

(1 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Rabies Virus

s animals, all warm-blooded animals are susceptible to infection. The virus is often present in the salivary glands of infected animals, referred to as rabid, and is excreted in the saliva. The bite o ... he central nervous system (CNS) where it reproduces itself, and will then travel down nerves to the salivary glands and replicate further. The time it takes to do this depends on the length of the ner ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Functions of organs in the digestive system,(BASIC)

Salivary GlandsThe mouth contains the salivary glands, which is a digestive gland. The salivary glan ... s so that they may be eaten. Saliva also contains enzymes and mucus. There are three major pairs of salivary glands. The parotid gland carries its contents and drains the mouth. The submandibular glan ...

(2 pages) 115 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The effect that temperature has on enzyme activity.

ecules, into smaller ones. Amylase is a carbohydrase, which converts starch to simple sugars in the Salivary Glands. Three features of all enzymes are:They are always proteins.They are specific in the ...

(6 pages) 189 0 1.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Digestion: Describe the digestion of a burger

DigestionA burger is broken down mechanically by biting into it. The food in the mouth sets off salivary glands that secrete salivary amylase, which breaks down amylase in the burger. When the foo ... , rhythmic waves created by muscles in the throat, the food slides easily down the digestive tract. Salivary amylase continues to break down the starch all the way down the esophagus.When the burger r ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The digestive system of the horse

so as the gut, intestines or aliamentary canal, and the accessory organs such as the teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver and pancreas.The special characteristics of the horse's mouth are highly preh ... er and lower jaws.Ducts which discharge digestive juices from the parotid mandibular and sublingual salivary glands open into the mouth. The roof of the mouth is formed by the hard palate in front, wh ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


the nerve cells and glands of the host or carrier of the disease. Rabies can also be carries in the salivary glands for long periods of time.There are two ways that rabies symptoms appear, dumb and fu ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Endocrine System.

s in specific areas. For instance, exocrine (pronounced: ek-suh-krin) glands, such as the sweat and salivary glands, release secretions in the skin or inside the mouth. Endocrine glands, on the other ...

(4 pages) 64 1 3.8 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Digestive System

Saliva is secreted from the salivary glands. The saliva contains enzymes such as Ptyalin, which starts sugar digestion. The enzy ...

(2 pages) 29 0 1.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Digestion of a Bologna Sandwich

h, small intestine, and large intestine, and the accessory organs, which include the teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. In following the digestion of a bologna sandwich ... ate taste buds, and moistens food and binds particles together to aid in swallowing (Saladin, 961). Salivary amylase begins to digest starch as the food is chewed, while the mucus in the saliva binds ...

(7 pages) 21 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Real Or Fake: Ananlysis Of The Glass Menagerie

elicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function'" (Williams 1269). Amanda really comes down on Tom and does not ...

(5 pages) 734 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Pop Anatomy Exam

w and rebuild. To start our dissection we had to observe the oral cavity of the cat. We located its salivary glands, which were found near the masetter. The cat's teeth were also in the cat's mouth. T ...

(1 pages) 748 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Vaccines & AutismControversial issue of relationships between autism and MMR vaccines.

infections (CDC, July 2010). The mumps are a contagious disease that usually causes swelling of the salivary glands. Mumps have become a rare disease due to a very high vaccination rate (CDC, March 20 ...

(8 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues