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Central Nervous System Peripheral Nervous System
1,688 words... ws the cross-bridge to detach and re-attach to another active site on an actin molecule. This contraction cycle is repeated as long as free calcium is available to bind the troponin and ATP is available to provide the energy. The signal to stop contraction is the absence of the nerve impulse at the neuromuscular junction. When this occurs, an energy requiring calcium pump located within the sarcoplasmic reticulum begins to move the calcium back into the sarcoplasmic reticulum. This removal o...
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Disease That Causes Cartilage In Your Joints Osteoarthritis
533 wordsOsteoarthritis is a disease that causes the cartilage in your joints to break down. Cartilage is a smooth substance that protects the ends of your bones and helps your joints move. Osteoarthritis becomes more common as people get older. To diagnose this disease, your doctor will ask about your and your families health history. X-rays and an exam may also be needed. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint. Weight-bearing joints, such as the hip and knee, are often affected in both men and women. Hand...
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Connective Tissue Epithelial Cells
3,021 wordsAnatomy - is the study of the structure of the body parts & their Physiology - concerns with the function of the bodys structural Gross Anatomy - is the study of the large body structures visible to the naked eye. It can be approached in different ways. Regional Anatomy - is the study of all the structures in one particular Systematic Anatomy - is when anatomy is studied system by system. Surface Anatomy - is the study of the internal structures as they relate Microscopic Anatomy - is the study ...
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White Blood Cells Connective Tissue
3,064 words... site Connective tissues have three main elements: ground substance, fibers, & cells. Ground substances make up the extracellular matrix. (Note: that the term matrix indicates the ground substance. ) Ground Substance - is an amorphous (unstructured) material that fills the space between the cells & contains the fibers. It is composed of interstitial fluid, cell adhesion proteins, & proteoglycans. Cell adhesion proteins, a group that includes fibronectin & lamina, sever mainly as a connective ...
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Play Basketball Freshman Year
1,081 wordsThe book Hoop Dreams Paul Robert Walker shows how life can work against you in every way imagined no matter how hard you work. It shows how all good can turn to bad in the blink of an eye and how all your dreams can be thrown away after everything youve worked towards completing. The story is based on two men Arthur Agee and William Gates whos lives are basically recorded from their freshman year in high school to their senior year of playing basketball. Their story means something to anyone wit...
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Million Years Ago Shark Cartilage Sharks
587 wordsFor my project that I'm doing for biology, I'm doing a dissection. I'm going to be performing my project with Trevor Johnson, Tyler McCaskill, and Tom Study. The dissection that we decided to do was the dissection of a male and female shark. We are doing a dissection on a shark because we want to learn about the shark anatomy and the way the sharks organs work to keep all the water out and still eat fish while they are swimming around in the ocean. We also want to know how the sharks skin is so ...
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Disease Called Life Cycle
1,268 wordsThe phylum Myxozoa falls under the domain Eukarya and were traditionally thought of as protozoa. Within the last two decades however more advanced identifying techniques have led us to believe that they are in fact metazoan's more closely related to Cnidarians, but this will be discussed later in this essay. There are approximately twelve thousand species of Myxozoa, and it is believed that there may be more than this number. Most Myxozoa are parasites which inhabit primarily tissues and organ c...
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Effects And Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
1,098 wordsRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is more than just arthritis. In deed, many doctors call it rheumatoid disease to emphasize its widespread nature. People with RA often describe feeling much as though they have a virus, with fatigue and aching acting on their muscles. It has been estimated that 2 million Americans with 60 % of them women, have rheumatoid arthritis (Brewer, Earl J, 2000). The condition usually appears in middle-aged people, in the forties and fifties, although it can begin at any age. Si...
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A Comprehensive Look At Knee Injuries In Sports
758 wordsThe knee is a complex joint. There are many different injuries that can occur during sports. The most predominant type of injuries to the knee are those done to the Meniscus and the ligaments. There are two areas of ligaments that are commonly affected; the Cruciate ligaments and the Collateral ligaments. Within the Cruciate ligaments there are posterior and anterior injuries, and within the Collateral ligaments there are medial and lateral injuries. It is very important that these injuries be t...
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American Cancer Society Cancerous Cells
1,501 wordsOne of the deadliest, un-curable, and common disease, which our nation is plagued with, is cancer. Cancer accounts for one out of four deaths in the United States (Elliot). There are two fields of information concerning this disease, the traditional medical routine of radiation and chemotherapy; and there is also the alternative use of shark cartilage. Due to the unsuccessful results of medical treatments alone, I believe that alternative forms of treatment will become more popular and accepted ...
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National Cancer Institute U S News Amp World
1,416 words... x side effects, those who have been advised that conventional medicine can do nothing more to help them have little to lose by exploring cartilage as an alternative. (Shark). Hearing this quote sparked some knew-found hope in Amy and Adam. They were determined to find more information about this shark cartilage; what it was, and how it will aid in Amy's healing process. Amy and Adam are among the fifty-percentile of cancer patients who turn to unorthodox treatments (Podolsky). Amy and Adam d...
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Bone Tissue Blood Vessels
391 words2 a) Functions of: skeleton: To provide support and protection of body parts. It acts as sites for muscle attachment, blood cell production, and calcium and phosphate storage. Cartilage: Serves as structural models for bones that replace them. It maintains the shape of the nose, outer ear, and other body parts. It also serves to custom joints between adjacent bones of the vertebral column, limbs, hands, and elsewhere. Ligaments: These bridge the gap between bones Tendons: Cords or straps of conn...
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Shown In Figure Rheumatoid Arthritis
1,714 wordsCompare And Contrast The Changes Described In Compare And Contrast The Changes Described In All The Tissue Types Of The Neuro-Muculoskeletal System Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis And Degenerative Disease Accompanying Advancing Age. Compare and Contrast the Changes Described in all the Tissue Types of the Neuro-Musculoskeletal System Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Degenerative Disease Accompanying Advancing Age. By Daniel Gibb (3 rd Year) Introduction: Arthritis is a chronic illne...
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Genetic Disorders Birth Defect
363 wordsGenetic disorders, affecting many different races and genders, have been around for a very long time. Genetic disorders, usually caused by recessive genes, range from minor traits to conditions that prove fatal. Moreover, disorders often result in multiple abnormalities. Furthermore, skeletal and muscular disorders are often transmitted by a single gene, like achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism characterized by abnormal proportions of the arms, legs and body, results from impaired cartilage growt...
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Arthur Hoop Dreams
1,127 wordsMain Hoop Dreams HOOP DREAMS Main Idea The book Hoop Dreams Paul Robert Walker shows how life can work against you in every way imagined no matter how hard you work. It shows how all good can turn to bad in the blink of an eye and how all your dreams can be thrown away after everything you? ve worked towards completing. The story is based on two men Arthur Agee and William Gates who? s lives are basically recorded from their freshman year in high school to their senior year of playing basketball...
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Range Of Motion Risk Factor
621 wordsOsteoarthritis is the Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. The greatest risk factor for developing Osteoarthritis is age. Women are twice as likely as men to develop knee Osteoarthritis. Obesity is another a risk factor for Osteoarthritis of the knees. Another risk factor is doing the same activity, repeating the same movement... Osteoarthritis is often described as the wear-and-tear type of arthritis, because of its association with joint injury and...
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Bodys Immune System Rheumatoid Arthritis
723 wordsRheumatoid arthritis affects an estimated 293, 000 people, or one person in 100. Rheumatoid Arthritis causes inflammation in the lining of the joints or other internal organs. This inflammation separates Rheumatoid Arthritis from other more common forms of arthritis, like osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect people of all ages from little kids to old people. It most commonly appears between the ages of 25 and 50. Rheumatoid Arthritis affects women three times more often than men. It i...
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Room Temperature Small Amounts
1,195 wordsSilicon I. Introduction Silicon is a metalloid at room temperature with an atomic number of 14, 14 electrons, 14 neutrons, and an average atomic mass of 28. 0855. In its pure form silicon melts at 2, 570 degrees, and boils at 4, 271 degrees Fahrenheit. This element belongs to the metalloid family, the 14 th family on the periodic table of elements. This element is a solid metalloid at room temperature and turns to liquid at 2, 570 degrees. Silicon is prepared as a brown amorphous powder or as gr...
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Opposite Direction Common Cause
1,018 wordsSports have been around for a very long time. The Maya used to play a game with a rubber ball similar to basketball. The nobility in the medieval era played a primitive form of tennis. Most civilizations have had a sport of some kind. Sports are a way for us to get exercise and expend energy. However, in modern society, sports have become much more competitive and more popular. There are now numerous professional sports leagues and every year, millions of people go to see professional sporting e...
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