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Nervous Tissue In The Lungs
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
If the immune system attacks and destroys nerves and nerve cells in entire body leaving the brain untouched would the human body just be a skeleton?
can the destruction of neurons nerve cells body cause chaos in the brain and body and affect chemical and electrical signals in the body?
Sometimes Yes: This question is vague and unclear, but with that said I can acknowledge that brain and body are electrical energy systems connected by miles of nerve fibers. There is much yet to be understood about the brain, but enough is known about spinal cord and brain dysfunction to know that a significant enough insult or damage to any one area can disrupt various other system processes. ...Read more
Oygenation: The short answer is that the lungs oxygenate the venous blood. ...Read more
Can a single chest xray damage a couple of cells in our lungs and can xray radiation damage the soft tissues in the lungs? Age 20 female. Please rply
Radiation: A single chest xray exposes you to about the same amount of radiation you receive annually from background sources (yes, we are always being radiated). Theoretically, cells can be damaged, but your body has repair mechanisms. Your lungs are not as radiosensitive as other tissues. For a chest xray, the breast tissue is the most affected. ...Read more
Can the immune system attack directly peripheral nervous system go beyond mylein sheath and destroy the whole of the nerve?
Neuropathy: Yes. Immune mediated neuropathies can occur where the primary target is the myelin and the process is so severe that axonal injury (nerve core) can occur. Immune response primarily directed to the axon (nerve core) cam also occur and are typically more severe and less likely to recover from. Secondary myelin injury always occurs in this type of axonal injury. ...Read more
PNS to Brain: The Spinal Cord.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dead space in lung: Dead space is a term used to describe an area of the lung where gas exchange cannot occur - it does not mean dead lung tissue. Everyone has dead space and it is comprised mainly of your airways. It is measured as a percentage. Dead space is affected by many variables including the size of the breath we inhale. Dead space typically decreases as we exercise because we take bigger breaths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an autoimmune disease of the CNS or spine that targets tissue in nerve sheaths, leading to weakening of the sheath, tumor formation in the sheath, and episodic worsening of nerve impairment?
Which malfunction is caused by the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord?
No: This not terminal and is often treatable. The question is what is causing fluid on the lungs? This is usually a separate process from pericardial effusion. Echocardiography will provide important information about heart strength and valvular function. Treatment for pulmonary edema involves diuretics in addition to other potential medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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