Tag: physiology

Vision: Crash Course A&P #18

Vision: Crash Course A&P #18

Take a good long look at this — we’re gonna mess with your brain. This is the first stage of an optical illusion. Many illusions use patterns of light or perspective to exploit the disconnect that exists between sensation and perception — between what your eyes see and what your

Immune System, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #46

Immune System, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #46

What’s true in World of Warcraft is also true in your immune system: To defeat your enemy, you have to know your enemy. Uncover its weaknesses. Learn how to see it, before it sees you. We’ve already talked about how your innate defense system keeps out, or quietly neutralizes, pathogens

Blood Vessels, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #28

Blood Vessels, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #28

Why is everybody so worried about high blood pressure? I mean, of all of the millions of things that could go fatally wrong in your body at any given moment, it doesn’t seem like the biggest threat you face is that your blood might be pumping a little too hard.

Meet Gastroenterologist Pramod Mistry, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Meet Gastroenterologist Pramod Mistry, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

– The type of liver disease that I have been very interested in and my program is focused on is genetic defects that lead to liver damage and liver cancer and liver failure. In my program, we offer the entire repertoire of therapies for genetic liver diseases from liver transplantation

Respiratory System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #31

Respiratory System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #31

Let me introduce you to one of the bravest pioneers in the history of life on planet Earth. An organism that blazed the trail for every single vertebrate that lives on land today — and many that don’t. It’s one of your most important ancestors. Meet…well, it doesn’t have a

Renal System 1, Urinary system and kidneys

Renal System 1, Urinary system and kidneys

welcome to this talk on the urinary system lets start by thinking about the main components of the urinary system so we are going to start of with 2 kidneys so we are going to start of with 2 kidneys so we are going to start of with 2 kidneys

Why Does Your Stomach Make Noises?

Why Does Your Stomach Make Noises?

Our digestive systems seem to like making noise — especially when we most desperately do not want them to be making strange gurgling sounds. [gurgle] And I mean, even though stomach-growling is probably one of the less offensive noises your guts can produce, it’s still not something you want happening

Reproductive System, Part 1 – Female Reproductive System: Crash Course A&P #40

Reproductive System, Part 1 – Female Reproductive System: Crash Course A&P #40

Maybe you’ve noticed that every time we talk about a new system, we highlight its importance by saying how you’d die without it. Like, without your muscular and skeletal systems you’d collapse into an inert bag of goo. Or how if we magically removed your respiratory or circulatory system, you’d

Physiology Basics: the Digestive System, Animation

Physiology Basics: the Digestive System, Animation

The digestive system is composed of 2 main components: the gastrointestinal tract, or GI tract, where digestion and absorption take place; and accessory organs which secrete various fluids/enzymes to help with digestion. The GI tract is a continuous chain of organs where food enters at one end and waste gets