Organs

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Human Gallbladder: reasons for removal, size, and complications

The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that stores and concentrates bile.  The gallbladder is connected to the liver by the hepatic duct. The liver produces bile (a digestive fluid that aids in the digestion of fat) and the gallbladder stores it. Function The function of the gallbladder is to store bile and concentrate. Bile …

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Organ Transplants: History Timeline

2006—Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, Organ Donation: Opportunities for Action. The IOM examined the ethical and societal implications of numerous strategies to increase deceased donation and considered several ethical issues regarding living donation, resulting in the presentation of seventeen recommendations for action. 2005—First successful partial face transplant performed in France. 2004—Organ Donation …

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Brain: how to increase serotonin, disease of, health tips

The brain is the portion of the central nervous system in vertebrates (animals with bones) that lies within the skull. In humans, the itweighs about 3 pounds. Differences in weight and size do not correlate with differences in mental ability. The brain is the control center for movement, sleep, hunger, thirst, and virtually every other …

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Human body: Incredible trivia facts about the brain, nose, liver, and stomach

The human brain is much more powerful than a computer. According to experts, the average brain has a storage capacity of about 100 terabytes, while the typical PC offers only a fraction of that, about 100 gigabytes. The human body has roughly 60,000 miles of blood vessels. The arteries, veins, and capillaries, would be 60,000 …

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