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What functions does the bladder have for the body?

What functions does the bladder have for the body?

Waste removal: Our bladder is responsible for collecting and storing our body's waste, in the form of urine, for removal and elimination through an outflow tract which differs depending upon one's gender. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Can you tell me if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Can you tell me if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Could be spine.: This sounds neurological in origin. Could be coming from the spine, in which case it could be related to compression or even inflammation. You should really pursue an evaluation by a spine specialist and get an MRI of the lower spine to assess. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Can you tell me what you suggest if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Risky situation: Your description suggests a progression extrinsic compression of spinal cord, such as within the neck, but one might also have issues within the lower back area, called "cauda equina syndrome". Need to see a doctor asap, as this could be a serious situation. ...Read more

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What does the body do with the piperacillin?

What does the body do with the piperacillin?

Excrete it: Piperacillin is excreted from the body in the urine by the kidneys and in the bile by the liver. With normal kidney function 1/2 of the drug is excreted every hour. ...Read more

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What does lupus do to the different organs of the body, and what would the symptoms include?

What does lupus do to the different organs of the body, and what would the symptoms include?

Varies!: Many organs can be affected, either nnoe, one, or several. Usually patients have mild disease and early recognition and treatment with anti-malarials may prevent more serious disease from coming. The associated chart shows the organs and disease profile, but ity is incomplete in not showing that kidneys can be affected, as well as the brain! ...Read more

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What can wallenberg disease cause. What is the preferred imaging for a diagnosis? Does it continue to affect the bodys functions over time ?

Wallenberg's: Wallenberg's syndrome is caused by a stroke which damages part of the brain stem and causes sensation loss in different areas in both sides of the body. Balance, slurred speech and swallowing problems may occur. If signs and symptoms don't improve within weeks, the symptoms are often permanent. ...Read more

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Does removal of gallbladder effects the digestive process of the body? And does it harm any function of the body?

Does removal of gallbladder effects the digestive process of the body? And does it harm any function of the body?

Overall it does not : At times people have difficulty tolerating fatty foods after cholecystectomy. Some patients also complain of having bowel movements somewhat urgently after eating. For the most part people with chronic gallbladder disease feel much better after having their gallbladders removed. ...Read more

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What does the nervous system do for the body?

Master switch: Without the nervous system, your body does not work, it is the central controller of all functions. ...Read more

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How bad of a head injury does it take to affect the natural working of your inside bodily functions?

How bad of a head injury does it take to affect the natural working of your inside bodily functions?

Like anyone else.: Head injury will alter brain function. Some will recover more quickly than others. Each patient must be assessed by age, severity of injury, pre-existing conditions, rate of recovery, associated physical and emotional problems, and desire to recover to normal. No one issue predicts outcome. ...Read more

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Does the appendix do anything for the body?

Does the appendix do anything for the body?

Yes!: The appendix acts as a 'policeman' for our body. It contains lymph tissue that helps fight off foreign invasion to our body such as infection.In the past, it was regarded as useless in that it was often taken out during abdominal surgeries to prevent a future attack of appendicitis.It is now used in reconstructive surgeries too. It turns out to be useful but if it's inflamed it needs to come out! ...Read more

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What is the actual role of the appendix? Does it has immune functions and do people who had it removed have immune problems?

What is the actual role of the appendix? Does it has immune functions and do people who had it removed have immune problems?

Does not matter: Indications for an appendectomy is not an elective option. When you have appendicitis ave to remove it surgically; otherwise it can rupture, cause peritonitis, sepsis, shock and death. It's considered a vestigial structure by most (had a purpose before we became omnivores). Do not worry about the immune function of your appendix. Just remove it. Your body knows what to do afterwards. ...Read more

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I don't understand why the thymus is inlucded in the lymphatic system, other than the function of t cell maturation, it doesn't make sense?

I don't understand why the thymus is inlucded in the lymphatic system, other than the function of t cell maturation, it doesn't make sense?

Immune system: Thymus functions chiefly to develop t-lymphocytes.Once mature, cells leave thymus and are transported via blood vessels to the lymph nodes and spleen.T-lymphocytes are responsible for cell mediated immunity, activation of certain immune cells to fight infection. Congenital absence of thymus results in patient getting serious infections.Thymus gradually involutes when immune system functioning. ...Read more

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What is the function of a gallbladder and is it related to my bladder?

What is the function of a gallbladder and is it related to my bladder?

No: The gallbladder is involved with the digestion of fatty foods. The urinary bladder holds urine that has been filtered from the kidneys. The two structures are unrelated. ...Read more

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What does the pancreas do in the human body?

What does the pancreas do in the human body?

Enzymes and hormones: Pancreas makes Insulin and glucagon - two hormones that control sugar balance and are major players in diabetes. Also makes lipase, trypsinogen and amylase which are enzymes responsible for the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the name of the disease when the acetylcholinesterase does not function?

Please help! what is the name of the disease when the acetylcholinesterase does not function?

Here are some: Perhaps you are thinking of Myasthenia Gravis, where the acetylcholine fails due to immune damage of the neuromuscular junction, but botulism and black widow spider bites also affect acetylcholine transmission, and this chemical drops in Alzheimer's and Parkinsonian dementias. ...Read more

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Where is the kidneys in the body and what is their function?

Where is the kidneys in the body and what is their function?

See below: The kidneys are in the small of the back on either side of the spine and they help in eliminating waste and regulating salt and water balance and various electrolytes. ...Read more

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Can constipation be bad for the body and the way the body functions.

Can constipation be bad for the body and the way the body functions.

Yes: For merely the way you feel, but also can lead to cramping and complete obstruction and potentially rupture of the bowel. Constipation is usually a result of being dehydrated so many other systems can be affected by dehydration ...Read more