The urinary system is the excretory system of the body. The nephron does all the work of the Urinary System. Find out how the nephron works.
Do you understand your blood results? Why do doctors need to know what's in your blood? Read this article to find out - in language you can understand.
Mucus has vital functions, such as trapping germs in air passages and protecting the stomach lining from an acid attack. Excess mucus can cause health problems.
Understanding the construction and general functions of the nervous system can assist in identifying the nervous system's role on human behavior.
Blood clotting or coagulation is a complex process that helps us survive when we're injured. Fibrin threads trap blood cells and stop blood loss.
The heterozygote advantage is shown in several genetic diseases: cystic fibrosis heterozygotes are resistant to cholera, thalassemia trait confers a benefit for coronary artery disease.
Hydrochloric acid is made in the stomach and is a helpful chemical. However, too much or too little acid or acid in the wrong place can cause problems.
Osteoblasts and osteoclasts control the production and disintegration of bone and the amount of calcium released from the bones into the bloodstream.
Saliva is made by salivary glands and has important functions. The mouth may become dry due to insufficient saliva production and the glands may develop stones.
Lung compliance is the ability of the lungs to expand. Elastance measures the work that has to be exerted by the muscles of inspiration to expand the lungs. Factors affecting these are discussed here.