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What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

Bacteria: We have bacterial and other microorganisms as part of our systems on all integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). They play differing roles in our body. Some provide for degradation of food substances, some we have not worked out the function for. You need to take a course in microbiology since cannot be all explained here. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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What organs are part of the digestive system?

What organs are part of the digestive system?

An amazing question: The digestive system starts at the mouth and ends of the anus. The liver, pancreas and gallbladder are just as important as the intestine. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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What is the job of bacteria in our digestive system?

What is the job of bacteria in our digestive system?

GREAT question !!!: Gut flora (bacteria) has diverse functions, ;gaining energy from fermentation of undigested carbohydrates, absorption of fatty acids, synthesizing vitamins (b, k, biotin), immune system functions, preventing growth of bad bacteria, and producing hormones.There are 10x more gut bacteria than cells in the human body! they have 100x as many genes as the human genome, so some call them "forgotten organ". ...Read more

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How does the digestive system support homeostasis in the body?

How does the digestive system support homeostasis in the body?

It Doesn't: You do by what you eat and drink. You don't eat food you starve to death You don't drink water you die of dehydration. ...Read more

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What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

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What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

Immune sys highway!: Think of the lymphatic system as a highway for the immune system. Immune cells are transported along lymphatic vessels and stop by lymph nodes, which are meeting points where these immune cells can meet and interact. If an antigen presenting cell encounters a pathogen in the tissues, it will use the lymphatic system to carry a sample to the lymph node and find other cells that recognize it. ...Read more

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How does the cardiovascular system and the digestive system create energy?

How does the cardiovascular system and the digestive system create energy?

Hummm!!': Cardiovascular system circulate blood through out the body. Gi system absorbs the nutrients from body for body energy and function. ...Read more

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What organs compose the cardiovascular system?

What organs compose the cardiovascular system?

The heart: And the blood vessels that come to and go from it. That's it though. However, the lungs have a critical interaction with the heart because they sit (in blood flow) between the right and left heart. Furthermore, the kidneys have an important interaction because they secrete chemicals that alter blood flow, blood pressure and heart squeeze. ...Read more

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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

Endocrine: Each hormone is a chemical that control function of many different organs. Brain hormones send orders to organs to work. Brain secretes TSH to order thyroid to work to control whole body. Sexual hormones control brain and whole body, as does Insulin controls use of sugar in whole body (brain included). Then hormones are inter-dependent. Delicate balance! ...Read more

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Do the functions of the cardiovascular system contribute to homeostasis?

Do the functions of the cardiovascular system contribute to homeostasis?

Yes: The body works as a very efficient system where one complements the other and when one is out it has to be repaired for it to work in harmony. ...Read more

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What are the organs of the digestive system?

What are the organs of the digestive system?

Alimentary tract: Mouth with salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first part of small bowel), jejunum, ileum, appenix, colon & recum. Additionally liver, gall bladder and pancreas are all involved in producing or storing digestive juices. ...Read more

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What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

What functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system share?

Gas exchange: The heart and lungs work together is a carefully coordinated team to pick up oxygen from the lungs, deliver it to the tissues, and then take the waste products from those tissues and return it to the lungs where they are expelled as carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

Does not affect any: HIV causes Immune deficiency and patients are more prone to infections which most people with normal immune system do not get HIV does not directly have ant effect on the male or female reproductive system but are more prone to infections of the reproductive system indirectly ...Read more

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Why is the health of the digestive system important for the entire body?

Nutrition: Our nutrition decisions and intake can affect every part of our body. Our body use glucose as its main energy source but can get glucose from sugars, proteins and fats. There are vitamins and minerals that our body needs to run the multitude of chemical reactions constantly running. Deficiencies can lead to many different medical issues with two of the more common being anemia or osteoporosis ...Read more

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How are the cardiovascular and nervous systems related?

How are the cardiovascular and nervous systems related?

Nervous Sys controls: Nervous system controls everthing. There are 2 autonomic systems: Parasympathetic and Sympathetic. Also a Voluntary nervous system we partially control: hitting tennis ball or walking. Symp system is the flight or fight system. Parasymp system controls GI function and others, both control Hrt Rate in opposite directions. Para alone: HrtRate 40; Symp alone HR 140. Together HR is ...Read more

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What hormones affect the digestive system?

What hormones affect the digestive system?

Digestive system: There are many hormones that can have a bad effect on the digestive system. That can happen when a particular hormone level is high or low. What problems are you having with your digestive system? Are you gaining weight? Losing weight? Blood pressure and pulse OK? etc. Please see your doctor without waiting too long. ...Read more

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Can masturbation affect the immune system of our body?

Can masturbation affect the immune system of our body?

That's silly: Please forgive my frankness. The immune system is enormously complex, and anyone wishing to publish a junk paper can demonstrate that something impacts some immune cell in culture. Worthless remedies are promoted as "strengthening the immune system." and there is no empirical or theoretical evidence for thinking that enjoying your body will compromise your ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

Organs: There are many organs involved in the digestive system. These include the mouth, teeth and salivary glands in the upper portion. The stomach, small and large bowel are where food is broken down and absorbed. The liver, pancreas, gallbladder also play large roles in making and storing digestive chemicals. ...Read more

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What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

Immunity!: Lymphatic system is a part of the immune system. It includes lymphoid system. Tonsils, thymus, spleen and bone marrow are included in it! ...Read more

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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