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Abortion
...  numerous thin rods made of seaweed at least a couple of days before the abortion procedure. Once the cervix is opened wide enough, the doctor is ready to pull out the baby out of the uterus. The skull of the fetus during this time is crushed so that it will be easy to take it out. The curette is also used in this process to scrape out all of the contents of the uterus and remove all of the  ...

Meningitis
...  response syndrome or sepsis, along with declining blood pressure and a swift heart rate. This may lead to a lack of blood supply to one’s organs. Because of the increasing pressure inside the skull, or intracranial pressure, the brain tissue may swell, which is a condition known as cerebral endema. Treatment Treatment for meningitis should begin as soon as possible. Treatment with  ...

Histiocytosis
...  sufferers easily fracture a bone or two. One major characteristic of Histiocytosis is the presence of a punched-out tumor in the bones. One of the worst things that could happen is having the skull as the tumor’s location. All the bones in the entire body are assessed since a commonly affected site has not yet been fully determined up to now. Other common things to take note of are  ...

Pagets Disease
...  the person. More often, Paget’s disease affects a single part of the body. It could be the hip, the legs, the arm, pelvis, collarbone or spine. Special Cases There are rare cases in which the skull is the one affected by the disease. This case is dangerous, because the deformity could affect hearing and even the normal functioning of the brain. Those who have developed the disease in the  ...

Blood
...  released into the blood stream to restrict the flow of blood through the blood vessels. Hemopoiesis is a vitally important process of creating of new blood cells. Bone marrow located in bones of the skull, the humeri, ribs, femora, pelvis, and sternum is responsible for forming platelets, erythrocytes, and granular leukocytes. Agranular leukocytes are created in the spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils  ...

Bones
...  both dead cells and living cells. They have many different functions. Its mechanical functions include giving protection to the internal organs of the human body. For example, brain is protected by skull and lungs and heart are protected by rib cage. Another chief function is providing a frame for the human body to support itself on. It essentially gives shape to human body. One of the other  ...

Mouth
...  It uses its many different parts for both functions. It has a lot of parts, some of which are the teeth, lips, gums, tongue, and tonsils. Its bigger parts that connect it to the rest of the skull are the lower and upper jaw. The lower jaw is that which moves up and down to enable the opening and closing of the mouth, and the upper jaw is that which connects the mouth to the rest of the  ...

Nose
...  nostrils and the nasal passages which is called the septum. This part of the nose is composed of some pieces of bones which are very thin. This is located deep inside of the nose and close to our skull. The part of the septum that is close to the tip of our nose is composed of cartilage. It is a flexible material which is firmer compared to the skin or muscle. The cartilage makes the nose  ...

Neck Muscles
...  and the upper shoulder. They all attach to the middle of the back, and the strain caused to this is usually the cause of neck pain. Suboccipitals – these muscles are found in the posterior skull and the temples, and are used for extending and rotating the head. These small muscles do most of the work for moving the head around. Trapezius muscles – these muscles can do multiple  ...

Accessory Nerve
...  neck. Due to their location, medical procedures involving the neck and head can cause damage to the accessory nerve. Unlike the other cranial nerves, the spinal accessory nerve begins outside the skull rather than inside. How can you describe the accessory nerve? The accessory nerve has a cranial part and a spinal part. The cranial part serves the same function as the vagal nerve fibers;  ...


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