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  • Essay On Stem Cells

    Since the mid-1800’s, research contributing to the vast amount of information we know today about stem cells has broadened our horizons in the field of medicine, as well as led to several discoveries involving humanity’s origin. Although they comprise only a small portion of known stem cells, muscle stem cells are indeed equally as important to science because of their aid in helping us to gather new facts about the human body. Therefore, to completely understand how these cells affect our…

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  • Importance Of Cardiovascular System In Home Care

    prevented by simply addressing behavioral risk factors. The heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body. The arteries take the blood away from the heart and the veins bring it back to it, completing the circuit. This process is what brings oxygen, nutrients, and protection to the body 's cells. It is also the process that takes waste materials from the cells to be removed from the body. If the cardiovascular (cardio – heart, vascular – veins and arteries) system does not work…

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  • Cardiorespiratory System

    Introduction: From rest to exercise the human body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems must integrate and adapt to changing conditions—especially during incremental increases in submaximal exercise to maximal exercise. The coordination of cardiovascular and respiratory systems coalesce to form what is known as the cardiorespiratory system (Lotric & Stefanovska, 2000). Within muscle cells there are extremely limited stores for anaerobic energy; thus, a well-coordinated cardiovascular and…

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  • Segment Elevation Heart Attack

    Non-ST Segment Elevation Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when a blood vessel on the surface of the heart (coronary artery) is blocked and interrupts blood supply to the heart muscle. This causes that area of the heart muscle to permanently scar. This blockage may be caused by cholesterol buildup (atherosclerotic plaque) within a coronary artery. The plaque cracks which creates a rough surface where blood cells attach, forming a clot. Chest discomfort that happens with exertion and goes away…

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  • Short Summary: The Effects Of Stress On The Body

    term memory loss. Stress can lead to hair loss or even balding, which mainly is our own fault due to poor diet and health. Stress can ruin your teeth, People tend to grind their teeth more when they are stressed out. Stress can physically damage your heart muscles. Stress can make you age faster by not letting telomeres (structures on the end of chromosomes) grow at a normal speed, which leads to the signs of ageing: wrinkles, poor eye sight, weak muscles, and more. (A.D.A.M;…

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  • SINU Nurse Reflection Paper

    During my first day shift in SINU, my preceptor nurse helped orient me to the floor. After meeting one patient, we were informed of a new admission that we would be taking care of. I was able to listen to Emergency Department nurse give report to my preceptor over the phone. I had the opportunity to go with the charge nurse to transport the new admission from the Emergency Department to our unit. Upon our arrival back to SINU, we transferred the patient from the stretcher to the bed, performed a…

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  • NASA Space Mission

    For over 55 years, humans have been flying in space. With an understanding of evolution, it has always been assumed that human bodies have adapted to the gravitational force found here on Earth. The space station and the shuttle that most NASA astronauts will stay in orbits 350 km above Earth, with a gravitational pull 90% stronger than it is on the ground (NASA Space Bones). Giancoli describes objects orbiting the Earth as feeling weightless because they are, in essence, free falling towards…

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  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Introduction According to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for more than 17.3 million deaths a year and this number is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million in 2030. There are several types of heart disease, one of them being acute myocardial infarction also known as heart attack. Myocardial infarction is the damaging or death of an area of the heart muscle caused by blockage in the blood supply of that area. Myocardial infarction happens when the arteries become…

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  • Axial Skeleton Research Paper

    Structure of the Axial Skeleton The Axial Skeleton is the midpoint of the body. The function of the Axial skeleton is to protect the vital organs such as the brain, heart and lungs Cranium Sternum and 24 ribs 24 Vertebrae, Sacrum and Coccyx Structure of the Appendicular skeleton Figure 2 The Appendicular skeleton is made up of the upper and lower limbs. Clavicle and Scapula Humerus, Radius and Ulna Carpals, Metacarpals, Phalanges and Sesamoid Two Pelvis bones Femur, Tibia, Patella and…

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  • Concept Of Holism In Nursing

    Nurses in various healthcare institutions now have the knowledge and skills required for a holistic care. Holistic care is used by nurses to enhance the quality of care given to patients and also forms strong foundation to what nurses do every day for the patients. In nursing care, holistic care provided by the nurses is not limited to certain group of people instead, it is meant for all individuals, families and the community as a whole. Holism in nursing creates…

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