From the day you were born, your body has been constantly changing. A lot of those changes have been hard to see from the outside, but we’ve collected a list that can help you learn more about what’s happening under the skin of your own body!
Our Missing Internal Organs
We all know that humans have a heart and lungs, but there are so many other things our body does without us even knowing. There are about 100,000 of them!
How Cells Communicate
In order to function properly, cells need to communicate with each other. Some of the ways cells communicate are:
- Tissue cell-cell adhesion molecules on the outside of a cell
- Apical surfaces
- Gap junctions
Types of Blood
Blood is composed of plasma, blood cells and stem cells.
The most common type of blood is the red blood cell (RBC). This type of blood carries oxygen to all parts of the body. When a RBC falls off the bone marrow, it is collected by the spleen.
How Do You Become a Heart Patient?
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and one of the leading causes globally. Heart patients can have many different symptoms, but some of the most common include dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and difficulty exercising. What happens when you become part of this statistic?
Difference Between Thrombosis and Embolism
Thrombosis is when a blood clot forms inside a vessel, most commonly in the leg or arm. An embolism is when tiny particles of air, fat, or other material enter the bloodstream through a break in the wall of a blood vessel.
Introduction to the Blood System
The blood system is a complex network that consists of many parts. There are several types of cells in the blood, including white blood cell and red blood cell, as well as platelets, which help stop bleeding. The main component is plasma, which is made up of water and minerals. The red blood cells carry oxygen to all cells in the body via the lungs and provide carbon dioxide for waste removal from the cells.
Blood Product Systems and Arm or Leg Transfusion
In the US, there are nearly a million people who receive blood transfusions every year. The most common type of transfusion is when someone receives a blood bag that is primarily red blood cells – this type of transfusion is known as an allogenic transfusion. There are, however, other types of transfusions. One such type is when someone receives an incompatible blood product such as a white cell or platelet donation.