Edema and Its Types

Swelling in the tissues caused by excessive accumulation of fluid. Can be generalized and local. In generalized edema, entire body is involved. Local edema occurs...

Intraocular Fluid

Fluid present in eyeball. Responsible to maintain eyeball shape. Two types: a) Aqueous humor and b) Vitreous humor Aqueous Humor Fluid thin in nature present...

Gastrointestinal Hormones

Name of Hormones       Source of secretion Functions (Actions) 1.       Gastrin           G-cells in stomach TG cells in GI tract Islets...

Vomiting: Causes and Mechanism

Also called emesis. Abnormal emptying of stomach and upper part of intestine. Occurs through esophagus and mouth. Causes Irritating contents in gastrointestinal tract. Pharynx stimulation mechanically....

Functions of Thyroid Hormones

An endocrine gland which is bi-lobed, butterfly shaped or shield shaped. This gland secretes different hormones and these hormones have various functions. They increase basal...

Thyroid gland: Histology and Hormones

An endocrine gland situated at the root of the neck, one on either side of the trachea. Bi-lobed, connected to each other by an isthmus....