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Marianne Belleza, RN
Learn about the digestive system here.
Much like sanitation workers who keep a city's water supply drinkable and dispose of its waste, the kidneys are usually unappreciated until there is a malfunction and "internal garbage" piles up.
The trillions of cells in the body require an abundant and continuous supply of oxygen to carry out their vital functions. We cannot “do without oxygen” for even a little while, as we can without food or water.
Cancer is a disease process that begins when an abnormal cell is transformed by the genetic mutation of the cellular DNA.
The heart, blood, and blood vessels are the major components of the cardiovascular system. Like the bustling factory, the body must have a transportation system to carry its various cargos back and forth, and this is where the cardiovascular system steps in.
Neurogenic shock is a distributive type of shock. It is a type of shock (a life-threatening medical condition in which there is insufficient blood flow throughout the body) that is caused by the sudden loss of signals from the sympathetic nervous system that maintain the normal muscle tone in blood vessel walls.
Anaphylactic shock occurs rapidly and is life-threatening. It is a systemic, type I hypersensitivity reaction that often has fatal consequences. Anaphylaxis causes the immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause a person to go into shock.
Osteoporosis is classified as a metabolic bone disorder. It occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone. It also causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture.
Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body, usually in the legs.
Contact dermatitis, a type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction, is an acute or chronic skin inflammation that results from direct skin contact with chemicals or allergens.