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Who was it that discovered blood circulation?
A: William Harvey
What makes Louise Brown, who was born 1978, special?
A: She was the first test tube baby
What vaccine is used against Polio?
A: The Salk vaccine
Genuphobia is the fear of what?
Up to eighty percent of household dust is made of what?
A: Dead skin cells
Babies are born without what?
A: Knee Caps. They form at 2 - 6 years of age
What does a CAT scan stand for?
A: Computerized Axial Topography
Cerumen is the medical term for what?
Your villus is located where in your body?
A: Small Intestine
In 1900 what was the third leading cause of death?
Where would you find your Popliteal Fossa?
A: Back of your knee
More than thirty million people in the United States have
diasima. What is it?
A: Gap in your front teeth
If you have a luxating patella, what is wrong?
A: Your Moving Kneecap moves
The human body has 45 miles of what?
As the day progresses, what body part gets bigger?
A: Feet 5 to 10%
Where is your corrugator located?
A: Your Forehead
The average American consumes 9 pounds of what annually?
A: Food Additives
What is epistaxis?
What medical tool did Rene Laennac invent for doctors in
Who performed the first heart transplant in South Africa?
A: Christian Barnard
Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that does what?
A: It delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.
In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in what?
A: Blood plasma.
What is blood plasma?
A: It is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves.
What is albumin?
A: Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood.
The blood cells are mainly red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes) and what?
A: Platelets (also called thrombocytes).
What are the most abundant cells in vertebrate blood?
A: Red blood cells.
These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which does what?
A: It facilitates oxygen transport by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood.
In contrast, carbon dioxide is mostly transported how?
A: Extracellularly as bicarbonate ion transported in plasma.
Vertebrate blood is bright red when its hemoglobin is oxygenated and what color when it is deoxygenated?
A: Dark red.
Some animals, such as crustaceans and mollusks, use what to carry oxygen, instead of hemoglobin?
A: Hemocyanin .
Insects and some mollusks use a fluid called what instead of blood?
A: Hemolymph, the difference being that hemolymph is not contained in a closed circulatory system.
In most insects, why does this "blood" not contain oxygen-carrying molecules such as hemoglobin?
A: Because their bodies are small enough for their tracheal system to suffice for supplying oxygen.