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Human Anatomy and Physiology

Human physiology is the study of the human body relevant to the functions of the organs and systems. It provides a biological baseline for the five senses including the different systems, so that the body can operate normally.

Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Sinus Infections

What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

The bumps on the back of your tongue would be called your taste buds. The vallate papillae are a v-shaped row of larger taste buds at the back of your tongue. Many people don't notice these until they have a concern about oral infection and take a good look in their throat, not realizing that these prominent bumps have always been there. Take a look at the related link to see if these vallate papillae are what you're concerned about. And, whatever...
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Asked in Growth Rates, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Skeletal System

Why do babies have more bones than adults?

Over the course of childhood and adolescence, many bones in the skull and pelvis fuse together. These are the largest and widest parts of a baby's body, having them composed of several loosely connected bones permits them to flex more during birth, making the process easier on both mother and baby. In adults it is more important for these same bones to be hard and strong, so by then they are mostly fused into a small number of larger bones. It depends...
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Asked in Health, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Drinking Water

Is drinking too much water toxic?

Yes, drinking too much water can be toxic - except it is very hard to drink too much fresh, clean water to be able to die. Normal healthy people would need to drink on the order of 20 liters per day for it to be toxic but people with some medical problems, particularly the elderly and very young, can get toxic on much lesser amounts. Also people with psychiatric disorders, most notably schizophrenia. Drinking too much water is called polydipsia. This, as...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

Why do men like breasts?

Men like breasts for a variety of reasons, both subconscious and conscious. They are aesthetically pleasing, they are a sign of fertility and they are just generally nice. See related links for more info. Answer It is part of the natural sex drive. Most (not all) guys are drawn to what represents a sexually healthy female. It is a hard wired as part of the instinctual human need to reproduce. Answer: It probably has something to do with a subconscious love that comes from them...
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Asked in Martial Arts, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Massage Therapy

What are the pressure points on the body?

The American Heart Association has distinguished 11 known pressure points on either side of the human body. In diagnosing Fibromyalgia, doctors check eighteen specific points on the body, if the patient has eleven of the eighteen causing them pain, then they are diagnosed as having fibromyalgia. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has defined hundreds of points on the body, though less than 100 are used in regular therapy. There are also what are called endangerment points that are in areas that have nerves and blood...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Intestines

What is the puckered opening between the legs called?

That is called the anus, the opening where fecal matter exits the body. The majority of animals have that or something similar. Birds and at least one mammal have a cloaca instead, and that is an opening for urination, defecation, mating, and laying eggs. ...
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Asked in Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology

What are the levels of organization in a human body starting with the smallest unit?

The levels of body organization in an animal, from smallest to largest unit, are as follows: Some schemes start with the atom, which combines to make molecules/elements/chemicals, which combine to form organelles. Other schemes don't count these levels. In other schemes, the cell is the first level of organization, containing the organelles, proteins and DNA needed on the microscopic level. An example is an epithelial cell. The cell is the smallest functional and structural unit of all living organisms. These cells join together, collectively,...
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Asked in Health, Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is a group of organs that work together called?

Two or more organs work together to form an organ system. Various types of organ systems include the skeletal system, the circulatory system, the muscular system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, and the respiratory system. Functions of digestive system are procuring , mastication ,digestion and absorbing the food that we eat. What we can't digest is eliminated as waste. The organs in the digestive system include oral cavity , pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. The Human Organ Systems are: (in brief) Integumentary...
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Asked in Health, Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Blood

Does blood carry starch around the body?

No, but glucose is carried by the blood after digestion and there's no starch found in blood usually. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

How hard is it to get a rock hard six pack on a girl?

There can be a lot of varying factors when it comes to muscle building from family genetics. Genetically my family has always had a low body fat percentage (around 6-8%) so I almost naturally have a six pack, but some families have a high natural body fat percentage, that doesn't mean they cant have a six pack it just means they will have to work a little bit harder to get it. Girls can have a harder time because they don't...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the medical term meaning the skin between your thumb and index finger?

The area between the thumb and index finger (digitus secundus manus, pointer finger, or forefinger), is called the thenar space. The skin is called webbing. In other sources it is called thumb webbing. The muscles at the base of the thumb form the thenar eminence. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

Is the humerus distal to the scapula?

Since the humerus is farther down the arm than the scapula, it is considered distal. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Hormones

Which gland secretes epinephrine and aldosterone?

Aldosterone is secreted by the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland - more specifically, in the zona glomerulosa. The adrenal gland is located right above your kidneys. It's normally depicted in most images by a yellow triangular shaped object that sits atop both the left and right kidneys. Epinephrine or adrenaline is secreted by adrenal medula. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

What can cause a swollen uvula?

It will swell due to local trauma, inflammation and allergic reaction to food It could be you are sick. Or it could be that you are dehydrated. If you sleep with your mouth open and snore you can irritate your uvula. A list of other things which irritate your uvula would be drinking, smoking, dehydration. The best cure is ice-cream and lots of beverages. The swelling should go down in 8 to 12 hours. If it does not you should seek medical...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

Is HF dangerous for human?

If you mean hydrogen fluoride, that depends on how much you're exposed to at once. The first rule of toxicology is that the dose makes the poison. That being said, the lethal dose at which 50% of test animals die of HF exposure is about 1.3 grams per kilogram of body weight in rats when consumed orally. HF is generally classified as "very toxic" and "corrosive", and is considered an extreme occupational hazard for anyone who works with it. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the first color to register in the human brain?

the first color a baby can see is red but some may be born with the capability to see other colors too =D And Maybe white for pure. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the name given to liver cells?

Hepatocytes. "Hepato" refers to anything related to the liver.
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

How many inches is the average arm span?

Arm span comletly depends on how tall you are. if you outstretch your arms and measure from one index finger to another it should be how tall you are vertically. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Appendicitis

What side is your appendix on and where is it located?

Your appendix is located in right iliac region. That is on the right and lower side of your abdomen. ...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the function of the retina?

The retina is the photo receptive sensory layer of the back of the eye (that covers about 65 percent of its interior surface), where the optics of the eye focuses an image of what is in front of the eye. The optic nerve carries signals from the retina to the brain, which interprets them as visual images. The retina has two types of cells the rods and cones. The cones are responsible for color vision while the rods provide black and white...
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Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is pupil of eyes called in Hindi?

It is called 'Putli' in Hindi.
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Asked in Harry Potter, Religion & Spirituality, Philosophy and Philosophers, Human Anatomy and Physiology

Why do we die and not just live forever?

Please note: None of these friendus are written by Kunth. He wrote one. Someone edited it beyond recognition. Kunth then removed his answer (the 2nd ANSWER) altogether. 1st ANSWER Many religions believe that we do, indeed, live forever. That is to say, our body dies, but a part of us, known as our soul, continues living. According to some religions, our soul would continue living in a different world. 2nd ANSWER (This answer was written by Kunth. However, it was 'edited' by someone else and...
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