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Osteocyte

Osteocyte Definition The osteocyte is a mature bone cell. Other bone cell types are osteoprogenitor cells, osteoblasts, and... Read More

Skeletal system

What is the Skeletal System? How to define a skeleton? The skeletal system is the main framework that gives your body its... Read More

Long bone

Long bone One of the elongated bones of the extremities, consisting of a tubular shaft (diaphysis) and two extremities... Read More

Bone

Definition noun, plural: bones The rigid organ comprised of bone tissues, and forms the skeleton of most... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

Spongy bone

Definition noun (1) The osseous tissue that fills the interior or cavity of bones with a latticework of small spicules or... Read More

Trabecular bone

Definition noun (1) The osseous tissue that fills the interior or cavity of bones with a latticework of small spicules or... Read More

Cancellous bone

Definition noun (1) The osseous tissue that fills the interior or cavity of bones with a latticework of small spicules or... Read More

Buck’s traction

Buck's Traction Definition Buck's traction for femur fracture is very helpful. It can be utilized in the treatment and... Read More

Diarthrodial joint

What is a diarthrodial joint? A diarthrosis joint is a freely moving joint characterized by its mobility and joint cavity... Read More

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... Read More

Matrix

Bodies of living organisms are organized structures. These are organized in a hierarchy of organ systems, organs, tissues,... Read More

Chromosome

Chromosomes Definition Chromosomes are the thread-like structure present in the nucleus of plant and animal cells.... Read More

Ethmoidal labyrinth

Definition noun, plural: ethmoidal labyrinths Either of the paired lateral masses of the ethmoid bone, consisting of the... Read More

Harris lines

Definition noun Lines near the end of a juvenile long bone (e.g. tibia), detected through radiographs (e.g. by X-ray), and... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Longitudinal section

Longitudinal Section Definition To describe the direction of movements and location of different body structures, a... Read More

Baculum

Definition noun, plural: baculums or bacula A bone located in the glans penis or glans clitoridis of certain mammals,... Read More

Dense regular connective tissue

The dense connective tissue is a type of connective tissue proper that consists predominantly of fibers, especially type I... Read More

Scared to Death

Scared to Death: Self-Willed Death, or the Bone-Pointing Syndrome   by Patrick D Hahn   Accepted on: September 4,... Read More

Muscles of the Apes – a thwack on human muscle evolution

Summary: A recent finding suggests that apes do have the muscles for bipedalism, vocal communication, and facial... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Nutrient artery

nutrient artery (Science: anatomy, artery) An artery of variable origin that supplies the medullary cavity of a long... Read More

Shank

shank To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; usually followed... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison By Patrick D. Hahn Accepted on September 4, 2007 Twenty... Read More

Regeneration in humans – Finding the gene switch

Regeneration in humans is much more limited compared in other animals. Say for instance when one lost a limb, much as well... Read More

Anabolic steroid

Definition noun, plural: anabolic steroids Any of the synthetic steroid hormones (androgens) that promote muscle and bone... Read More

Chondrichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of cartilaginous fish Supplement Chondrichthyes is taxonomic superclass of... Read More

Growth

Growth Definition What is growth in biology? Growth is the irreversible increase of an organism’s size over a given... Read More

Proteoglycan

What are proteoglycans? Proteoglycans are primarily a type of polysaccharide. Structurally, proteoglycans are... Read More

Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... Read More

Polypeptide

Polypeptide Definition Biology What are polypeptides? A polypeptide is defined as a polymer of amino acids joined together... Read More

Metabolism

Metabolism Definition What is metabolism in the body? Metabolism encompasses the various biochemical processes, reactions,... Read More

Squid

squid 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal... Read More

Teeth

teeth --> tooth Pl> teeth . OE. Toth,tooth, AS. T; akin to OFries. Tth, OS. & D. Tand, OHG. Zang, zan, G. Zahn,... Read More

Memory B cell

Definition noun, plural: memory B cells A small, long-lived B lymphocyte that was previously exposed to a particular... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More