Inflammation, Animation
15
October

Inflammation, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Inflammation is the body’s protective response against infections or injuries. Inflammation mobilizes defensive cells to the site of injury, limits the spread of pathogens, eliminates them, and initiates tissue repair. Inflammation can occur in any organ, but is most common, and also most easily observable in the skin and underlying tissues. Typical signs include redness, […]


Neuroscience Basics: GABA Receptors and GABA Drugs, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is the primary INHIBITORY neurotransmitter in the mature brain. It REDUCES neuronal activity of target cells through its binding to GABA receptors present on the cell surface. Nearly half of all synapses of the brain express some kind of GABA receptor and are thus responsive to GABA. There are at least […]


Dysphagia, Animation.

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Dysphagia refers to a group of conditions characterized by difficulty swallowing. There are two main classes of problems that can lead to swallowing disorders: Neuromuscular problems: – Muscular disorders that affect skeletal muscles, such as muscular dystrophy, or myasthenia gravis… – Diseases of the nervous system that compromise the way the brain controls the swallowing […]


Sinusitis, Animation.
25
August

Sinusitis, Animation.

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Sinusitis, also known as sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is a very common condition where the paranasal sinuses are inflamed, causing congested nose, headache and facial pain. Paranasal sinuses are air cavities in the bones of the skull. There are four pairs of sinuses located on either side of the head. They are the maxillary, frontal, […]


Cholesterol Metabolism, LDL, HDL and other Lipoproteins, Animation
24
August

Cholesterol Metabolism, LDL, HDL and other Lipoproteins, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Despite having a BAD reputation as a high-risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol is an ESSENTIAL component of all animal cells. It is an INTEGRAL part of the cell membrane, providing membrane FLUIDITY and participating in a number of cellular processes. Cholesterol also serves as a PRECURSOR for production of bile, steroid hormones, and vitamin […]


Asthma, Animation.
23
August

Asthma, Animation.

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition where the airways in the lungs are inflamed and narrowed causing breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. Symptoms come as recurrent episodes known as asthmatic attacks most commonly at night or early in the morning. Asthma is usually diagnosed in childhood and lasts for life. The lungs contain millions […]