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Doctor insights on: All 206 Bones Of The Body

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Are the proteins in all body parts the same?

Are the proteins in all body parts the same?

No: There are about 100, 000 different proteins in the body and there are differences in the types and amounts of various proteins in different organs. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Between the knuckles and the wrist, what kinds of bones are in the middle?

Between the knuckles and the wrist, what kinds of bones are in the middle?

Metacarpals: The bones between your finger bones and wrist bones are called "metacarpals.". ...Read more

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My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?

My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?

Not necessarily: That they are open means some growth is left, yet if they are far along in the process of fusion, no further growth is possible. The better area to assess growth potential are the bones of the wrist and hand. There are dozens of growth centers there and their sequence of closure has been studied and cataloged for docs to predict growth. ...Read more

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Does the hand include the wrist and fingers? Are the bones of the face also part of the skull?

Does the hand include the wrist and fingers? Are the bones of the face also part of the skull?

Anatomy: The fingers and possibly the wrist can be considered parts of the hand. The bones of the face make up the skull. These sites will help you to learn more about anatomy: http://www.innerbody.com/ , http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps ...Read more

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What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

Flat foot : Flat foot refers to a kiss in the normal Longitudinal arch of the foot, it can be flexible or rigid. Signs of flat foot can include abnormal shoe wear and sores and calluses that develop on the inside of the foot. Don't hesitate to be seen as there are multiple good treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the elements inside the body or outside the body which lead to body hair growth ?

Hair Follicles: Hair follicles are genetically determined. They are also affected by hormones that increase or decrease hair growth. Other factors may also have an effect on the hair follicles in various body locations such as hair growth that appears after puberty. ...Read more

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Burning in the legs and other parts of the body?

Burning in the legs and other parts of the body?

Burning sensations: Hard to say without more info. Can be fibromyalgia or other condition involving nerve and pain sensation including such vitamin deficiencies as b12. ...Read more

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Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

In the back: The kidneys are located in the back about the level of the umbilicus or above toward the head, and four to five centimeters from the spine on each side. A light pat on the back in this region can confirm if this is kidney pain. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head.. and other parts of the body like elbow and knees

What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head.. and other parts of the body like elbow and knees

See doctor: You may need to consult a rheumatologist if you suffer from joint symptoms. For psoriasis involving mainly the skin, a dermatologist would be your best bet. There is no one best treatment for all psoriasis sufferers and thus only your own doctor can tell you about the "best treatment" for you. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are most affected by my bulimia?

What parts of the body are most affected by my bulimia?

All: Bulimia sometimes is associated with inducing vomitting and laxative use. These may result in loss of your body electrolyte which in turn could affect your heart and other organs. ...Read more

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What test will show if there are lymphnodes swollen in other parts of the body such as crease of arm and above the collar bone?

What test will show if there are lymphnodes swollen in other parts of the body such as crease of arm and above the collar bone?

A few: Lymph nodes under the arm and above the collar bone that are swollen are generally palpable by a trained physician (they can feel them with the fingers). There are other tests such as ultrasound and lymphoscintigraphy that can visualize the nodes if they are not palpable. ...Read more

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What are the main hormones and minerals that are involved in the healing of a broken bone ?

What are the main hormones and minerals that are involved in the healing of a broken bone ?

Eat well balanced: Healing a fracture takes energy: make sure you are well nourished. It also takes protein: eat plenty of lean meat, fish, nuts, legumes, dairy, or soy. Anti-oxidants/anti-inflammatories are also helpful: vitamins E and C, omega-3 fatty acids. The main minerals needed are: Calcium, zinc, phospherous, copper, silicon. Other important vitamins are: D, K, and B vitamins. Take all in safe doses! ...Read more

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Where in your body are the metacarpals found?

Hand: the metacsrpals are the bones that support The Palm ...Read more

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Fractures of both bones of the forearm?

Fractures of both bones of the forearm?

Ouch: Unfortunately it is not an uncommon fracture. In adults, non displaced fractures treated in cast. Displaced fractures require either plate and screws or I'm rods to hold in good position as they heal. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia occur in different parts of the body that is one day in the back, the other day in the legs& another in the shoulders or chest.Help!?

Could fibromyalgia occur in different parts of the body that is one day in the back, the other day in the legs& another in the shoulders or chest.Help!?

Yes: Fibro by definition includes aches and pains in both upper and lower half of the body amd it can be left pr right. It can also be migratory. An md can help exclude more dangerous causes of pain. ...Read more

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How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

How heavy is the human head in proportion to the rest of the body?

About 10 pounds: The average human head weighs about 10 pounds. Perched at top of the body tower and post of the cervical spine, it tends to fall toward the center of them earth at 32 feet per second per second. Compared to other body parts, the head is not weighty, but when held off center, i.e., tilted, it can place great stress on neck and shoulder muscles that hold it upright. ...Read more

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How many bones does my body have?

How many bones does my body have?

206: Most humans have 206 bones but normal variations can occur such as an extra rib or extra finger or toes. ...Read more

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