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23 Oct 2007
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Osmolarity and Body Volume

Case study - 3 pages - Medical studies

Water comprises a very large part of an organism's body. The delicate balances within the systems of an organism involve the concentrations of, to name a few, Na+, K+, Cl-, and Ca2+ salts (Dilger and Collins, p. 9). There are two types of fluids within organisms; the ICF (intracellular fluid) and...

23 Oct 2007
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Frog CV Lab Report

Case study - 3 pages - Medical studies

One of the most important organs in the body is the heart. Of course, this organ is of great importance not only in humans but in all vertebrates. Blood, which carries nutrients, oxygen, and wastes from organ to organ within the body is pumped by the heart. Without the heart's pumping action,...

23 Oct 2007
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Reflex Physiology Lab Report

Case study - 4 pages - Medical studies

Our experiment was concerned with the reflex response in humans, and how it compares to a voluntary neural pathway as well as how it is enhanced by what is known as the Jendrassik Maneuver. Our hypothesis was that the reflex response would be faster than the voluntary response, and that with the...

09 Oct 2007
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Bacterial Transformation

Case study - 2 pages - Medical studies

The process of genetic transformation is an important tool used in biotechnology. It has been used in agriculture to create plants that are resistant to different kinds of conditions. In medicine it is being used to try and create bacteria that produce insulin which can be used to treat diabetes....

09 Oct 2007
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Lab report on reflexology

Case study - 8 pages - Medical studies

Reflexes are the body's involuntary responses to various stimuli. They are controlled in large part by the human nervous system which has three main functions: sensory input, integration, and motor output. Sensory input is due to sensory receptors throughout the body collecting information about...

02 Oct 2007
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Reflex Physiology

Case study - 5 pages - Medical studies

A human specimen can contain a number of involuntary responses (responses not consciously controlled) to outside stimuli; science calls this response a reflex. Some reflexes disappear as e mature into adults, such as suckling, grasp reflex, Moro reflex and several others (Wikipedia, the Free...