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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Why my 10 years old son is disturb when looking at the pictures of human anatomy?

Why my 10 years old son is disturb when looking at the pictures of human anatomy?

This is normal: At this age and through adolescence, youngsters are very private about their changing bodies and changing feelings. Wise adults respect this and simply communicate that they will be supportive of their child during this tough time. ...Read more

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Does someone have some useful tips to help me remember what I learn in my human anatomy course and in my future health science classes?

Does someone have some useful tips to help me remember what I learn in my human anatomy course and in my future health science classes?

Remember Anatomy: Not strictly a medical problem, but it is an old medical school challenge. Go to Amazon and look under "Anatomy Mnemonics" to find a whole range of cram tools that people have used to remember obscure terms, concepts and associations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the most useless part of the human anatomy other than the appendix?

What is the most useless part of the human anatomy other than the appendix?

Vestigeal organs: Vestigial organs are parts of the body that may have had a evolutionary benefit but no longer do. The coccyx (tailbone) is another one. Some consider sesmoid bones and the tonsils in the same category. ...Read more

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Human anatomy: if you're rinsing a cut on your skin, why does cold water feel better than hot?

Human anatomy: if you're rinsing a cut on your skin, why does cold water feel better than hot?

Vaso-constriction: Cold water constricts blood vessels, and therefore helps to prevent accumulation of inflammatory chemicals that cause it to hurt. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in relation to human anatomy why can't you take certain heart medications with cialis?

Can you tell me in relation to human anatomy why can't you take certain heart medications with cialis?

Dilated vessels: In relation to human anatomy, the veins in your pelvis would dilate so much, your BP would drop and you would go into shock. (we're mainly talking about cialis and nitrates here). ...Read more

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What does a thickened colon mean?

What does a thickened colon mean?

It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel - usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more


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Anatomy (Definition)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, ...Read more