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Does social support system affect our immune function?

Does social support system affect our immune function?

Yes: Positive social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment. This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases. ...Read more

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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


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What are endocrine system cancers?

What are endocrine system cancers?

Thyroid and ..: Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. Cancers of all endocrine organs are known to occur, e.G, adrenal, parathyroid, pancreatic islets etc. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. ...Read more

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How can autism effect the nervous system, physical development, mentality ect.?

How can autism effect the nervous system, physical development, mentality ect.?

Central Nervous : System chages found in people with ASD. include small, densely packed neurons in the hippocampus of the temporal lobes which process sensory input & in the cerebellum. Axons can be. " pinched" , like a string of sausages, impacting transmission from one neuron to another. One type of brain pathology increases chances of others, like Intellectual Disability & seizures. Each child needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more

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What enviromental facters affect your nervous system health?

What enviromental facters affect your nervous system health?

Model of MS: Environment is important for many neurological conditions. Using MS as example, hot weather can cause fatigue, and bright sunshine may cause temporary loss of vision. Cigarette smoking can make disorder worse. Lack of sunshine will reduce vitamin D which makes not only MS worse, but also makes Parkinson's and Alzheimer's worse. ...Read more

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Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Which body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

Depends on type: The type and location of the brain tumor may affect other body systems. For example, a pituitary tumor is a classic tumor that arises in the pituitary fossa. It can have profound effects on the endocrine system as it diplaces normal pituitary function. If the tumors are endocrine active-it can afffect growth or blood pressure. Tumors near motor areas can affect the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Which doctors deal with nervous system disorders?

Which doctors deal with nervous system disorders?

All of them: Well, technically, all of them ... However, on the medical side - a psychiatrist or neurologist are physicians that specialize in the treatment of nervous system disorders (not to mention the surgical side). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Of course: Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system include autonomic. ...Read more

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Which body system controls our coordination?

Which body system controls our coordination?

Nervous system: The central nervous system controls our coordination. Specifically, the cerebellum makes sure all of our motion is smooth and graceful. ...Read more

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What is mind body connection? Nervous system?

What is mind body connection? Nervous system?

Mind-Body connection: Great question! mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body -- and the powerful ways emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health. The nervous system is only part of this, as there are many aspects that have not yet been discovered or measured. Treatments include relaxation, hypnosis, visual imagery, meditation, yoga, and biofeedback. ...Read more

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What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

Can you clarify?: Are you referring to autoimmune types of connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis? These conditions are caused by inflammation driven by immune cells. Obviously bone marrow is an active immune organ, involved in both innate and adaptive immune function. Destruction of bone marrow from cancer, or cancer treatment, drastically effects immune responses. ...Read more

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Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Nervous system: somatic nervous system is under your control, example making given him smoking up and down. Autonomic nervous system not to not under voluntary control, example your heart rate and blood pressure are dramatically controlled depending on the needs of the body, your interest and will move by peristalsis, movement of the bowels ...Read more

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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

No: Prostate cancer does produce the protein "psa, " but this is not a functional hormone that we believe has any significant physiologic effect. ...Read more

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What environmental factors affect our nervous system?

What environmental factors affect our nervous system?

Likely numerous: Examples: Changes in barometric pressures or weather may provoke migraine headaches. Multiple sclerosis may be triggered by low contact with sun and secondary low Vitamin D. Presence of parasitic infections may protect against autoimmune disorders. It goes on and on, but the above gives an idea of the complexity. ...Read more