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How The Human Brain Works
It's a system: ..because in integrates and manages all the subsets of systems that maintain your physical health. None of your vital organs could work properly if they weren't organized and able to communicate with with all of the others. Interesting question tho. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
ACH synthesis brain: Ach in the brain is produced from acetyl-coa (from glucose metabolism) & from choline, which is actively transported across blood-brain barrier. Most dietary choline comes from phosphatidyl choline (major phospholipid in membranes of plants&animals) acetyl-coa & choline are independently synthesized in neuron cell body & transported along axon to synapse where they are joined into acetylcholine. ...Read more
Removal of the eye: The eye itself is separated from both the covering conjunctiva & 6 attached extraocular muscles. The optic nerve is severed & globe is removed from the orbit. A ball made of an inert porous material (like coral) is placed in the space & the muscles reattached to it. A peg on the front of ball snaps into prosthesis (glass eye molded later). Tissue is closed again. Plastic spacer placed btwn lids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: If you want to find out how the brain works, you can start with one of the standard references: Principles of Neural Science, by Kandel and Schwartz. I have the fifth edition. It's 1709 pages long. It covers the basics. It's an introduction. If you really want to get into the subject, there are more and bigger books you can read. ...Read more
Suggest: Contact either a psychiatrist or neurologist and see if that is a fit for you. ...Read more
6.9 m: The average length of the small intestine in an adult human male is 6.9 m (22 feet 6 inches), and in an adult female 7.1 m (23 feet 4 inches). It can vary greatly, from as short as 4.6 m (15 feet) to as long as 9.8 m (32 feet). ...Read more
Various parts: of the medial forebrain have been implicated in reward systems. (Nucleus Accumbens, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, septal nuclei) It also depends on the drug. It turns out that for some drugs like cocaine the repeated use of the drug is dependent on Gabaergic NucAcc neurons combined with increased thickness of a leather pouch known as the wallet. ...Read more
Cerebral aneurysm: Cerebral aneurysm can cause pressure phenomena if it is large enough on adjacent neurons. Which ones depends on where the aneurysm is. If the aneurysm ruptures it will cause ischemia and other forms of damage to the cells in the area. Again which cells are harmed depends on where the aneurysm is and whether it ruptures or causes other problems. ...Read more
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