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  • Left Ventricular Wall Essay

    Explain the significance of the thickness of the left ventricular wall. The left ventricle works harder as it pumps blood to the systemic circuit, not just to the pulmonary portions as the right ventricular does. Therefore, the left ventricular walls are thicker, to support the hard work that it has to do throughout the body (Martini & Nath,2014 p.685) The major coronary vessels are on the surface of the heart. What is the advantage of that location? The heart has its own blood supply from the…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Three Open Heart Surgery

    The doctors gave him medication to slow down the closing of the ductus arteriosus and foramen ovale in the heart so blood could be pumped to both the lungs and the rest of his body by the right ventricle. His first open heart surgery was successful. The surgeon’s performed the Norwood Procedure which basically removed the wall separating the atrium and also attached the pulmonary trunk to the aorta. This procedure was the first of three open heart…

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  • Hydrocephalus Research Paper

    Hydrocephalus is a medical condition in which there is cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. This cause increases pressure inside the skull and may cause enlargement of the head if it occurs in the childhood, it can cause convulsions, mental disability and tunnel vision. It can also be called “Water on the brain.” Hydrocephalus can be inherited or acquired factors. This includes Spina Bifida, Craniosynostosis and Vein of Galen malformations. For acquired causes hemorrhage,head trauma,tumors and…

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  • Human Heart Research Paper

    “According to statistics from 2009, more than 386,000 Americans died of heart disease that year, accounting for one out of six deaths in the country” (Thaik 32). The development of potential heart disease occurs when the human heart is not functioning properly. The heart is the most important organ in the body and therefore must be taken care of. The human heart is unique, from development, to function, and potential health issues. The development of the human heart begins before birth. The…

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  • Diffusion Of Water And Osmosis Experiment

    Diffusion is the movement of particles down their concentration gradient. Although, this concept can sound complicated it simply means that whatever is being discussed moves from an area where there is a high concentration of the substance to an area where the concentration is lower. This type of process requires no ATP (Adenine triphosphate) which is the major source of energy on the cellular level. Osmosis refers specifically to the diffusion of water. The tonicity or internal tension of a…

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  • Nervous And Endocrine System Essay

    as the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, and coronary sinus. 4 Right ventricles – form most of the anterior surface of the heart. 5. Left atrium – form most of the base of the heart and it receives blood from the lungs through four pulmonary veins. Blood passes from the left atrium into left ventricles through bicuspid valve. 6. Left ventricle – forms the apex of the heart. Blood passes from the left ventricles through the aortic valve into the ascending…

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  • Bio 204 Case Study Review

    Jessica Grandier Bio 204 section 201 Case Study 1a What are the normal values for PH, Erythrocyte count, Leucocyte count, Platelet count. ( 1 point each) The normal values for PH are 7.35-7.45, the normal erythrocyte count for males is 4.7 - 6.1*10^6 /ul million and for women it is 4.2 -5.4*10^6/ ul million, Leucocyte count is 4,800-10,00 mmm^3 of blood and normal platelet count is 150,00-450,00 platelet for microliters. 1b What are the terms used for increase and decrease in PH…

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  • Pneumonia Case Studies

    C.M an 85 year old male came to the hospital presenting with short of breath, cough, increased respiratory effort, and wheezing. He was diagnosed with Pneumonia. C.M is a former smoker. He smoked a half a pack of cigarettes for 25 years. When smoking, the toxins breathed in irritate the respiratory system causing inflammation. Smoking for 25 years probably contributed to chronic bronchitis. C.M had a cough. The cough could have been from the chronic bronchitis. The bronchial mucus gland…

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  • Galen's Theory Of Blood

    The study of ancient medical theories is imperative for the foundation of current philosophical knowledge in medicine. The theory of blood which was developed by physician and medical writer Claudius Galen (Galen) illustrates ancient and modern significance. Galen’s theory explained that when food is processed within the liver it transforms into blood. This blood is then transferred to other organs to be utilised. Galen’s theory was influenced by the ancient Greeks’ knowledge of human blood in…

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  • Mammalian Respiratory System

    pericardium layer that is connective tissue and serious membrane. Blood that is deoxygenated flows through the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery, which takes the blood to the lungs to become oxygenated when it goes through the capillaries in the lungs. When it returns to the heart through the pulmonary vein, there is a rise in pressure to pump the blood from the left ventricle into the aorta. From here, blood flows through aorta to body tissues to provide them with oxygen. The superior…

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