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Bone Marrow Anatomy: Overview, Types of Bone Marrow, Blood Cell Formation
Bone marrow is the soft, spongy, gelatinous tissue found in the hollow spaces in the interior of bones. The average weight of this tissue is about 4% of the total body weight, or 2.

Factor XI Assay: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and Panels
The so-called contact factors include factor XI, factor XII, high-molecular-weight kininogen HK, and prekallikrein PK. Factor XI is synthesized in the liver and megakaryocytes and is an 80-kd zymogen precursor of a serine protease.

Trachea Anatomy: Overview, Development of the Human Trachea, Gross Anatomy
This discussion of tracheal anatomy covers the following aspects: Development of the Human Trachea: Highlights of the different periods of embryonic and fetal development Gross anatomy: The structure, dimensions, and anatomic relationships, as well as the neurovascular and lymphatic supply of the upper airway; differences between the child an...

Stool Culture: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and Panels
The normal flora of the GI tract is composed of various bacteria and fungi that play a vital role in the digestion of food. They also help restrict the growth of pathogenic organisms.

Oral Frictional Hyperkeratosis: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology
The oral mucosa is lined by stratified squamous epithelium and has topographic differences that correlate with physical demands or a higher degree of specialization. For example, the epithelium lining the floor of the mouth, the ventral side of the tongue, the buccal mucosa, and the soft palate is nonkeratinized; however, the epithelium assoc...

Laryngeal Nerve Anatomy: Introduction, Vagus Nerve Cranial Nerve X, Superior Lar
The larynx serves multiple functions, including control of respiration, airway protection, coordination of swallowing, and phonation. Several nerves in the larynx control these tasks.

Pancreas Anatomy: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy
The pancreas, named for the Greek words pan all and kreas flesh, is a 12-15cm long J-shaped like a hockey stick, soft, lobulated, retroperitoneal organ. It lies transversely, although a bit obliquely, on the posterior abdominal wall behind the stomach, across the lumbar L1-2 spine see the image below.

Immunoglobulins: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and Panels
Immunoglobulins are glycoprotein molecules that are produced by plasma cells in response to an immunogen. Indications for serum immunoglobulin testing include diagnosis and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies and immune deficiencies.

Conduction System of the Heart: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Natural Variants
The conducting system of the heart consists of cardiac muscle cells and conducting fibers not nervous tissue that are specialized for initiating impulses and conducting them rapidly through the heart see the image below. They initiate the normal cardiac cycle and coordinate the contractions of cardiac chambers.

White Lesions of the Oral Cavity: Management of White Lesions of the Oral Cavity
Many white lesions involving the oral mucosa are benign and do not require treatment. These include congenital or developmental conditions such as white sponge nevus, keratosis follicularis, hereditary benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis, pachyonychia congenita, and Fordyce granules.

Chest Wall Anatomy: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Other Considerations
The chest wall is a complex system that provides rigid protection to the vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and liver; stability to arm and shoulder movement; and flexibility to aid in the functional process of respiration. Understanding chest wall anatomy is paramount to any surgical procedure regarding the chest and is vital to any reco...

Factor V Assay: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and Panels
Factor V is a large glycoprotein with a molecular weight of 330,000 Daltons and has a plasma half-life of about 12 hours, with some reports of a half-life of up to 36 hours. It functions as a cofactor in converting factor II to active factor II.

Central Nervous System Anatomy: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy
The nervous system is organized into two parts: the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which connects the central nervous system to the rest of the body. An image depicting the central nervous system can be seen below.

Uterus Anatomy: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Natural Variants
The anatomy of the uterus consists of the following 3 tissue layers see the following image: The inner layer, called the endometrium, is the most active layer and responds to cyclic ovarian hormone changes; the endometrium is highly specialized and is essential to menstrual and reproductive function The middle layer, or myometrium, makes u...

Peripheral Nervous System Anatomy: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy
The peripheral nervous system refers to parts of the nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord. It includes the cranial nerves, spinal nerves and their roots and branches, peripheral nerves, and neuromuscular junctions.

Skeletal System Anatomy in Children and Toddlers: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Micro
As Mercer Rang has correctly pointed out,

Uterine Tube Fallopian Tube Anatomy: Overview, Pathophysiological Variants
The uterine tubes, also known as oviducts or fallopian tubes, are the female structures that transport the ova from the ovary to the uterus each month. In the presence of sperm and fertilization, the uterine tubes transport the fertilized egg to the uterus for implantation.

Inguinal Region Anatomy: Overview, Gross Anatomy, Pathophysiological Variants
The inguinal region of the body, also known as the groin, is located on the lower portion of the anterior abdominal wall, with the thigh inferiorly, the pubic tubercle medially, and the anterior superior iliac spine ASIS superolaterally. The inguinal canal is a tubular structure that runs inferomedially and contains the spermatic cord in ma...

Pain Management in Dentistry: Overview, Pain Definitions, Current Knowledge of P
The management of pain in dentistry encompasses a number of procedural issues, including the delivery of anesthetic and the management of postprocedural pain, as well as pain diagnosis, management strategies for orofacial conditions that cause pain in the face and head, and the management of pain in special populations. Given the extensive na...

Management of the Dental Patient With Neurological Disease: Overview, Epilepsy,
Patients with neurological disease require special management considerations. These include pretreatment treatment planning, therapeutic techniques, and posttreatment requirements.

Apolipoprotein B: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and Panels
Apolipoprotein B apoB levels are used to evaluate the risk for cardiovascular disease. The reference range of apoB levels in adults is less than 130 mg/dL 1.

Inner Ear Anatomy: Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Labyrinthitis
In mammals, the anatomy of the inner ear consists of the bony labyrinth, a system of passages making up the following 2 main functional parts: 1 the cochlea, which is dedicated to hearing, and 2 the vestibular system, which is dedicated to balance. The inner ear is found in all vertebrates, with substantial variations in form and function.

Ovary Anatomy: Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, Natural Variants
The ovaries are the female pelvic reproductive organs that house the ova and are also responsible for the production of sex hormones. They are paired organs located on either side of the uterus within the broad ligament below the uterine fallopian tubes.

Dexamethasone Suppression Test: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and
The 2 types of dexamethasone suppression tests are high-dose suppression test and low-dose suppression test. Both tests can be performed either by overnight suppression or by the standard 2-day suppression.

Glucose: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and Panels
Reference ranges are as follows: Fasting plasma glucose: 70-99 mg/dL Postprandial plasma glucose at 2 hours: Less than 140 mg/dL Random plasma glucose: Less than 140 mg/dL Serum glucose values are 1.15% lower than plasma glucose values.

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