GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE

Reproductive physiology

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Reproductive physiology

Reproductive physiology is tightly regulated via hormonal control by the steroidal sex hormones. The process starts with puberty at around 10–13 years in females and slightly later in males. In…

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Thyroid gland

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Thyroid gland

Anatomy The thyroid gland is located anterior to the cricoid cartilage in the anterior neck, composed of two lobes connected by a branch of tissue known as the isthmus (Figure…

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Regulation of body fluids

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Regulation of body fluids

Water constitutes approximately 60% of the healthy human body, with the water in the intracellular and extracellular (interstitial fluid and blood plasma) compartments in osmotic equilibrium. Sodium and chloride ions…

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Blood: 2

Apr 22, 2017 by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE Comments Off on Blood: 2

Coagulation and thrombosis (Figure 34.1) The process of haemostasis is the formation of clots at the site of damage to a blood vessel to prevent blood loss. It involves both…

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