Anatomy

  • What Ribosomes Do in the Human Body

    Ribosomes are organelles in the cell that are responsible for producing proteins. What do ribosomes do? They translate the genetic code contained in mRNA into an ordered sequence of amino acids. Ribosome consists of a large subunit and a small subunit...
    By Vasanth March 13, 2011 

  • Differences Between Free and Bound Ribosomes

    What are the differences between free and bound ribosomes? Free ribosomes are located in the cytoplasm, and the bound ribosomes are attached to the endoplasmic reticulum. Free ribosomes produce proteins for the cell, while bound ribosomes produce...
    By Vasanth March 13, 2011 

  • Indications and Side Effects of Loop Diuretics

    Loop diuretics are a type of medication that reduces the amount of water retained by the body. It accomplishes this by targeting a specific region of the kidney called the Loop of Henle. The side effects of loop diuretics include increased urine formation...
    By Vasanth May 3, 2010 


  • What Is the Purpose of the Circulatory System?

    What is the purpose of the circulatory system? There are a few purposes. Learn what they are in this article.
    By Lashan Clarke April 29, 2010 

  • Zinc Absorption And Vitamin C

    Zinc is an essential trace element and is involved in over 300 metallo enzymes. Zinc deficiency has been linked to poor wound healing; diarrhea; skin lesions; hair loss and retardation of puberty. Zinc absorption and vitamin C intake could...
    By Dr Mike C April 29, 2010 

  • Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System

    Learn the basics about the functions and anatomy of the female reproductive system. Know where the eggs are produced, where fertilization takes place, where the fetus grows, and more in this article.
    By Diana Cooper April 29, 2010 


  • Anatomy of the Digestive System

    Do you know what happens when you ingest food? Do you know what organs the food passes through? Find answers to these questions regarding the functions and anatomy of the digestive system.
    By Diana Cooper April 28, 2010 

  • A Guide to the Organs of the Endocrine System and How They Work

    By using a series of signals, the glands of the endocrine system create a communication network known as an axis. Endocrinologists study this system and its relation to diabetes, obesity and other endocrine conditions.
    By Jason C. Chavis April 18, 2010 

  • Glands of the Endocrine System

    As a necessary part of the human body, the glands of the endocrine system control the release of hormones. Each gland is responsible for producing these hormones that help control necessary bodily functions. Without any of these glands, the overall control...
    By Jason C. Chavis April 18, 2010 

  • Where is your Femoral Artery?

    Where is your femoral artery located and what will happen if it is severed?
    By nanjowe March 31, 2010 
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