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  • Chemical Warfare Weapons

    to see the progression of weapons from the early beginnings to now. Most people believe that chemical warfare agents were first introduced during the World Wars. Interestingly enough, the concepts of these agents were developed as early as 600 B.C. They weren’t known as chemical warfare agents however; the techniques that were used mimic the action of these agents that are being used today. During the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens, the Spartan army used a mixture of chemicals in what they called the “Greek fire.” It was found to be that the “Greek Fire” was actually a mixture of sulfur, resin, pitches, naphtha, lime and saltpeter (Grey, 2006). In the early stages of World War I was when we first saw the use…

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  • The Sarin Gas Attack And The Iran And Iraq War

    (2013, October 5). Retrieved November 6, 2013, from http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117208&page=1 Rosenburg, J. (n.d.). Crimes of Saddam Hussein. Retrieved November 5, 2013, from http://history1900s.about.com/od/saddamhussein/a/husseincrimes.htm Brief Description of Chemical Weapons, Chemical Weapon as defined by the CWC, CW Agent Group, Persistency Rate of Action. (n.d.). Retrieved November 4, 2013, from http://www.opcw.org/about-chemical-weapons/what-is-a-chemical-weapon/ Blood agents.…

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  • The Importance Of Chemical Warfare

    If they don’t die right away it’s almost inevitable that they will later on since there are many health side effects after being exposed to chemical weapons. Lastly informaction.org details the effects of chemical weapons on the environment. Agent Orange which is an aggressive herbicide was used in large scale in Vietnam and destroyed over 15% of their vegetation (http://www.informaction.org/index.php?menu=menua.txt&main=weapons_effects.txt&s=Weapons). Not to mention the health problems caused…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Day I Go Back In America

    I was in the Dallas area as an exchange student. I was watching a tv in a coffee shop, and the unthinkable happened. For weeks before the incident happened, tensions between the Japanese government and the Chinese based conglomerate, Black Canyon Research, had been escalating rapidly. They had an experimental research facility in Osaka, Japan. They were testing an experimental gas for warfare that was supposedly 25 times more powerful than VX nerve gas, and 200 times more powerful than Sarin…

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  • Electro Diagnostic Testing Essay

    Nerves and muscles in the body send electrical signals throughout the body- sending and receiving messages to the brain. Electro diagnostic testing helps the doctor to get a better understanding of how those electrical signals are functioning in the body. There are two types of electro diagnostic testing; Electromyography, more commonly known as an EMG, and Nerve Conduction Studies, or NCS. An EMG allows the doctor to monitor and understand the electrical action that takes place within the body.…

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  • Organ System And Nervous System

    separate functions and organs and also have their own fair share of problems. The muscular system composes of the tissues and organs that are used to exert a force, whether under voluntary or involuntary control. Muscles are composed of long, slender cells called fibers, and these fibers come in bundles with very few or countless amounts per bundle. Muscles move by either contracting or extending, which is directed by nerve impulses sent from the central nervous system. There are three main…

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  • Guillain Barre Research Paper

    Only 1 in 100,000 people have to experience this scarce syndrome; Guillain Barre could possibly temporary have a serious affliction on the individual’s life, some of which we have heard of. Take Franklin D. Roosevelt for example, he suffered from Guillain Barre or also commonly known as “GBS” experienced a fight with this nerve damaging infection. GBS progressively starts to own a person’s life, being educated about this disease, the symptoms and effects, and the treatments will be beneficial. …

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  • Charcot Marie-Tooth Disease Research Paper

    Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease which is also called CMT. It is said in National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke “That the physicians Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth. In 1886 Charcot, Marie, and Tooth discovered a group of progressive disorders that affects the peripheral nerves” (NINDS). They still consider this disease to being rare in the United states. The estimated amount of people who are diagnosed is fewer than 175,00…

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  • Class Observation Essay

    know that as we age our age of motion will decrease, but it can be up to 30% as we reach our senior years. Over the year’s muscle will begin to shorten thus losing their elasticity. For seniors maintain a quality of life stretching needs to be a part of their life. Stretching can increase their joint range of motions, making daily tasks a bit easier to complete. There is no set time of schedule of when stretches should be done, but seniors should aim for 3 days a week, performing each stretch…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    A nerve cell is also called a motor neuron, which is made from a cell body, an axon and axon terminals. The cell body contains a nucleus and dendrites that receive the signals and send it down the axon that is covered in myelin sheath. The axon terminals are connected to the muscles creating a neuromuscular junction. This is where the signal is relayed to the muscle. There are two groups of motor neurons: upper and lower. Upper motor neurons are those found in the brain and lower motor neurons…

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