Loss of homeostasis within body cells and organs always reveals itself on the surface of the skin, sometimes in drastic ways. The skin can develop over a 1000 different ailments and conditions. Usually, skin disorders are either viral, bacterial, or some type of yeast infection. Less common, but far more dangerous skin conditions include skin […]
The Salivary Glands Several glands associated with the oral cavity secrete saliva. Saliva: Cleanses the mouth Helps moisten and compact food into a round mass called a bolus Contains enzymes that begin the chemical breakdown of starch Dissolves food chemicals so they can be “tasted” Most saliva is produced by major or extrinsic salivary glands […]
Did you know the digestive system is split into two main groups? Did you know one of the groups is considered to be outside of the body? That’s right, the alimentary canal or gut, runs from the mouth to the anus and is considered to be outside of the body because it’s open to the external environment. In this article, we discuss the six steps of digestion, the gastrointestinal tract and finally, accessory digestive organs.
The heart is an extremely interesting and powerful pump. It operates by using an intrinsic control and conduction system that surpasses any system invented by the brightest mechanical engineers. In this article, we will focus on the anatomy of vessels, valves, and chambers within the human heart.
The pulmonary and systemic circuits The heart is a transport system pump that delivers blood to the body through blood vessels. The right side of the heart receives oxygen-poor blood from body tissues and pumps it to the lungs where it picks up oxygen and gets rid of carbon dioxide. The blood vessels that carry […]