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  • Intraocular pressure is defined as the pressure inside the eye. It was what gives our eye their shape and keeps vital structures in the eye in place. But there are other things about the pressure in the eye that can actually cause problems.

    Definition of Intraocular Pressure

    Definition of Intraocular Pressure

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC11

  • The cornea is a resilient part of the eye's anatomy. It is also provides most of the eye's focusing power. This article discusses the structure of the cornea and how it maintains clear vision.

    Definition of Cornea

    Definition of Cornea

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC6

  • At first glance, the names of the muscles of the human body looks difficult to learn. These names are derived from Latin. Muscles names can actually be used as a short cut to learn a muscle's location, shape and it's function.

    The Latin Roots of Muscles Names

    The Latin Roots of Muscles Names

    by Edmund Custers0

  • The respiratory physiology is on the process of incorporation of oxygen in the environment for the utilization of energy from the organic compounds and for the elimination of carbon dioxide

    Respiratory Physiology - Introduction

    Respiratory Physiology - Introduction

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa2

  • Giardia is an interesting parasite that causes an unpleasant intestinal disorder called giardiasis. Understanding the parasite's features and behaviour may lead to better treatments for the disorder.

    Giardia in the Intestine: The Parasite and Giardiasis

    Giardia in the Intestine: The Parasite and Giardiasis

    by Linda Crampton28

  • This is an example of a proposal for addressing a clinical issue. The topic is the use of wearable devices for reducing fall risks in geriatric patients.

    Wearable Devices to Reduce Fall Risks

    Wearable Devices to Reduce Fall Risks

    by Vince0

  • Human eye anatomy—a journey through the anatomy of the eye to understand how different structures in the eyeball work together to achieve vision.

    Anatomy of the Eye: Human Eye Anatomy

    Anatomy of the Eye: Human Eye Anatomy

    by Edmund Custers2

  • Neurons are highly specialized cells that transmit electrical and chemical signals to target cells. Their anatomy makes them extremely efficient at receiving and transmitting these signals.

    Structure of a Neuron

    Structure of a Neuron

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC5

  • 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.

    Lung Compliance and Elastance

    Lung Compliance and Elastance

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa1

  • Vertebrates are a sub-phylum of animals that possess a spinal cord and backbone. But this doesn't mean that they all look the same. This hub looks at the five major vertebrate groups and what makes them unique.

    What are the 5 Main Vertebrate Groups?

    What are the 5 Main Vertebrate Groups?

    by Rhys Baker20

  • Everyone know about the physical differences between mean and women. But why are they different anatomically? The answer lies just below our skin in our blood and other cells in the body.

    Biological Differences Between Men and Women

    Biological Differences Between Men and Women

    by Melvin Porter8

  • In addition to serving the function of respiration, the respiratory system is involved in providing immunity, in olfaction, in phonation, as a reservoir and a filter for CVS and as a metabolic ground

    Non-Respiratory Functions of the Respiratory System

    Non-Respiratory Functions of the Respiratory System

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa2

  • The hull (or outerlayer) of a corn kernel is made up of mostly cellulose. Cellulose does not break apart easily when chewed and we humans don't have the enzyme to break it down.

    Why Does Corn Come Out Whole in My Poop?

    Why Does Corn Come Out Whole in My Poop?

    by Barkley Rosehill36

  • The anesthesiologist monitors, and responds to, changes in your vital signs during your entire surgery. Heart rate, rhythm, blood pressure, oxygen level, breathing and other parameters give the anesthesiologist the information needed to keep you safe and comfortable during an anesthetic.

    Patient Monitoring during Anesthesia

    Patient Monitoring during Anesthesia

    by TahoeDoc5

  • Surface tension increases the tendency of the alveoli to collapse. Surfactant decreases the surface tension in the lungs and thus decrease the work of breathing, minimizes collapse and oedema.

    Surfactant  - Lowering Pulmonary Surface Tension

    Surfactant - Lowering Pulmonary Surface Tension

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa0

  • Influenza is one of the most commonly encountered deadly diseases. Due to its high survival rate, people tend to treat it as unimportant, thus aiding in its spread.

    The Epidemiology of Influenza

    The Epidemiology of Influenza

    by Vince1

  • Breathing (inspiration and expiration) occurs in a cyclical manner due to the movements of the chest wall and the lungs. The resulting changes in pressure, causes changes in lung volumes.

    Lung Volumes and Capacities

    Lung Volumes and Capacities

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa2

  • For more than six decades in the Middle Ages a mysterious disease swept through England killing thousands.

    England’s Sweating Sickness

    England’s Sweating Sickness

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • Anatomy of the Knee involves different structures in the knee joint and how they connect to each other. Knee Anatomy can be subdivided into bones, cartilages, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

    Anatomy of the Knee Joint

    Anatomy of the Knee Joint

    by Edmund Custers0

  • This is part one of a two part article on Pressure Ulcers (also known as "bed sores"). It covers the cause and stages of the condition. Warning: Imagery may be disturbing.

    Pressure Ulcers: Cause

    Pressure Ulcers: Cause

    by Vince0

  • This is part two of a two part article on Pressure Ulcers (also known as "bed sores"). It discusses treatment and prevention of the condition. Warning: some imagery may be disturbing.

    Pressure Ulcers: Treatment and Prevention

    Pressure Ulcers: Treatment and Prevention

    by Vince0

  • Do you have a hernia repair scheduled? Are you wondering what surgical mesh is? This article will give tell you what mesh is, what problems may occur, and how to help the healing process.

    What Is Surgical Mesh?

    What Is Surgical Mesh?

    by Kari Poulsen22

  • If you're like most people, you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors of your local hospital laboratory. Find out from a Medical Lab Technologist how the labs work and what lab techs do.

    What Does a Hospital Medical Lab Technologist Do?

    What Does a Hospital Medical Lab Technologist Do?

    by PurpleOne8

  • When do babies’ eyes change color? Here you'll see some entertaining and informative answers to this question. You'll also see how babies gradually get to their genetically assigned eye color.

    When do babies’ eyes change color?

    When do babies’ eyes change color?

    by Edmund Custers0

  • Bulk flow of air in between the environment and the lungs is an important respiratory function. Coordinated, active movements of the thorax and the diaphragm, result in inspiration and expiration.

    Pulmonary Mechanics

    Pulmonary Mechanics

    by Chanaka Kahathuduwa0

  • The semicircular canals are located in the inner ear and are responsible for detecting motion and acceleration. Disorders of the vestibular system include Meniere's Disease and Benign Peroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

    What Are the Semicircular Ear Canals?

    What Are the Semicircular Ear Canals?

    by Leah Lefler8

  • This hub explains the differences between blood types A, B, AB, and O. Positive and negative properties of these types are also explained.

    Blood Type Properties

    Blood Type Properties

    by Btryon8678

  • Antibiotics were the wonder drug that could cure anything. Some bacteria have now become resistant to them, and so the hunt is on for an alternative way to defeat germs.

    Medieval Cure for Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA

    Medieval Cure for Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA

    by Beth Eaglescliffe3

  • Take a tour of Prokaryotes: The most numerous organisms on our planet. Complete with quizzes, videos, links and summary tables. Excellent for A-level and higher

    Prokaryotic Cell Structure: A Visual Guide

    Prokaryotic Cell Structure: A Visual Guide

    by Rhys Baker2

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