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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Which bones help make the platelets?

Which bones help make the platelets?

Bone Marrow: The platelets are made in the marrow. In infants and young children, the long bones (arms and thighs), are big marrow producers. In adults, most of the active marrow is found in the pelvis and sternum. ...Read more

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Which bone protects the spinal cord and supports the upper body?

Which bone protects the spinal cord and supports the upper body?

Vertebral column: The vertebrae which houses the spinal cord protects the cord and supports the body. We have, including the fused sacral vertebrae, 33 vertebrae, with a fibrous disc between each, that are connected with strong ligaments and muscles that support our body and protect our cord. ...Read more

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Which foods help with repairs of knee cartilage?

Which foods help with repairs of knee cartilage?

None: Cartilage, by definition, does not have a good blood supply. If something does not have a good blood supply, it does not heal well (or repair itself). That means that you can eat anything you want, it will not help cartilage heal....Because it can't. ...Read more

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Which type of cartilage makes up the articular cartilage?

Which type of cartilage makes up the articular cartilage?

Hyaline cartilage: Articular cartilage is made up of Type II Hyaline cartilage which is topographically quite complex in its structural makeup making it uniquely capable of providing a very smooth gliding surface for joints. ...Read more

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In a facial reanimation procs. Which muscle in the body can be taken and moved to replace the procerus muscle?

In a facial reanimation procs. Which muscle in the body can be taken and moved to replace the procerus muscle?

Why bother?: Most of my patients want to get rid of the procures muscle and its function which include frown lines between the brows! that's why Botox and other such drugs are big business. Trust me, the boyfriend knows when i'm pissed off even when my procerus is totally paralyzed! ...Read more

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I have delaminated cartilage in my hip. Can injecting stem cells help re-attach cartilage to the bone?

I have delaminated cartilage in my hip. Can  injecting stem cells help re-attach cartilage to the bone?

Uncertain: I'm not sure about the term delaminated cartilage but it sounds like there may be some Cartlidge damage. If it has detached from the bone it's not clear whether it will reattach with stem cells. This is a field where there is a lot research and it may be best for you to have your physician help you contact one of those who is involved with stem cell research ...Read more

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What are the elements inside the body or outside the body which lead to body hair growth ?

Hair Follicles: Hair follicles are genetically determined. They are also affected by hormones that increase or decrease hair growth. Other factors may also have an effect on the hair follicles in various body locations such as hair growth that appears after puberty. ...Read more

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What mechanism in your body transports vitamin a from the liver to other tissues?

What mechanism in your body transports vitamin a from the liver to other tissues?

Technical: Most vitamin a is stored in the liver, some in fatty tissues, as retinol. When needed by the body, retinol combines with a plasma-specific transport protein, retinol-binding protein (rbp). The rbp-retinol complex is secreted into the blood where it combines with a larger protein transthyretin. The transthyretin-rbp-retinol complex circulates in the blood, delivering the retinol to tissues. ...Read more

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Which bones provide your bodypower?

Which bones provide your bodypower?

Muscles not bones: Bones are primarily the support structures for the muscles which provide the body's strength & power. Weight-bearing exercise strengthens bones (helping to prevent later osteoporosis) but also increases strength & bulk of attached muscles. ...Read more

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Can scarred muscle tissue heal abnormally and affect other parts of my body?

It's all connected: Every muscle in your body is connected. Injuries to muscles in one part of your body can and often do affect other parts of your body. A do who practices osteopathic manipulation might be able to provide you with some solutions and some relief from your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have pain above my knee after speed running...Is it muscle, bone or cartilage, and what can I do about it?

I have pain above my knee after speed running...Is it muscle, bone or cartilage, and what can I do about it?

Muscle/tendon: This is accumulated Lactic Acid and inflammation the best course of action is increased water; if you can get enhanced pH water that is microclustered from a health food store even better. Topical antiinflammatories such as topical recovazon gel is highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation. www.medacpc.com. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more