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Understanding What the Great Saphenous Vein Is

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The great saphenous vein is also known as long saphenous vein. However, the latter name is not used anymore. The term ‘saphenous’ has its origins in the Greek word ‘safaina’, which means ‘visible’ or ‘manifest’. However, there is another word that is attributed as the origin of the term which is the Arabic word ‘el […]

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Functions and Anatomy of Inferior Vena Cava

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The human body has two types of blood vessels – arteries and veins. The arteries carry oxygenated blood or blood rich in oxygen from the heart to the various parts of the body. The veins carry deoxygenated blood or blood rich in carbon dioxide from various parts of the body back to the heart. There […]

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Top Natural Home Remedies For Urinary Tract Bacterial Infections

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A urinary tract infection or UTI can be painful and uncomfortable, but in most cases is not dangerous. It is possible to treat this condition with medications but it can also be addressed with home remedies. Below are some simple tips you should consider for alleviating the pain and ridding yourself of a UTI at […]

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Basics Of Human Skeletal System

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The human skeletal system is the entire framework of bones that provide structure and form to the human body and protection to the vital organs. There are about 270 bones in a human body at the time of birth. As one grows up, the number decreases to 206. This happens because some bones fuse together […]

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How Muscular System in Our Body Works

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If you compare the human body to a machine, you might say that the muscles and muscle tissue are the engine that is used to make the body work. They are not the same as a car engine but they convert energy into motion just like any other type of engine. Everything that the body […]

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Main Human Body Systems & Their Connections

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The human body is made up of several different systems that all have their own respective jobs but which all work together to allow the body to function optimally. Some systems overlap each other whereas others work on their own, but they all need to cooperate for the body to work and to ensure good […]

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