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  Muscle article - Muscle epithelium connective tissue nervous tissue contract body sarcomeres - What-Means.com
The primary purpose of muscle tissue is to contract.
Muscle contraction is used to move parts of the body, as well as to move substances within the body,
Sometimes known as muscle memory, the sense of where our bodies are in space is called proprioception, the perception of body awareness.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Muscle   (946 words)

 World Intellectual Property Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The initial opening in the body tissue, to allow passage of the endoscopic or laparoscopic instruments to the interior of the body, may be a natural passageway of the body or may be created by a tissue piercing instrument such as a trocar, a scalpel or a needle.
Once resected body tissue, such as, but not limited to a resected colon 80, is introduced into bag 30 and into mid-portion 36, first member 42 is retracted to hold a portion of resected colon 80, while the remaining portion of resected colon 80 is positioned through opening 31 of bag 30.
The tissue removal device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the ring is operatively connected to the first end portion of the bag, and wherein the hoop is operatively connected to the bag at a location spaced a distance from the first end portion of the bag.
www.wipo.int /ipdl/IPDL-CIMAGES/view/pct/getbykey5?KEY=03/105674.031224&ELEMENT_SET=DECL   (6278 words)

 Tissue Expansion: Creating New Skin From Old
Tissue expansion is a relatively straightforward procedure that enables the body to "grow" extra skin for use in reconstructing almost any part of the body.
While most tissue expansion is done in an outpatient surgical facility, the size and location of the expansion, as well as the preference of the patient and surgeon, will dictate where the surgery takes place.
Tissue Expansion is ideal for scalp repair because the stretched skin on the scalp retains normal hair growth.
www.plasticsurgery.org /public_education/procedures/TissueExpansion.cfm   (1594 words)

 Body mass index - A measure of chronic energy deficiency in adults
The power of the body to obtain leverage and the stabilizing effect of the body in a variety of tasks are dependent on weight as much as specific measures of lean tissue and body fat.
Body weight is easy to measure in comparison with the currently available methods for estimating body fat in difficult circumstances such as those found in developing countries.
Body weight has been widely used in North American and European countries and the body mass index is now internationally recognized as a valid measure of obesity in individuals despite the greater variation in body fat at the top end of the BMI scale.
www.fao.org /docrep/T1970E/t1970e03.htm   (1922 words)

Tissues are a group of cells similar in structure and function.
Types of connective tissues: bone, cartilage, tendons, fat, blood, and lymph, which are embedded in or surrounded by a substance called a matrix.
It is a network of connective tissues, and fills the interior of the knob-like end of long bones such as the arms and legs.
www.student.loretto.org /anatomyphys/chp42.htm   (1534 words)

 UT Feature Story -- The Growth of Tissue Engineering: Charting new pathways to neural and vascular health
As the field of tissue engineering advances—a field in which she is nationally recognized—artificial devices like metal hip implants may become a thing of the past.
Tissue engineering aims to either stimulate the body to regenerate tissue on its own or, depending on the type of injury, to grow tissue outside the body that can then be implanted as natural tissue.
One approach to tissue engineering is to use a biomaterial scaffold to direct growth of the body's own cells in a laboratory and then implant the cells back into the body.
www.utexas.edu /features/archive/2002/schmidt.html   (2067 words)

 SOFT TISSUE FOREIGN BODY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Common soft tissue foreign bodies are wood splinters, slivers of metal or glass, and gravel.
A foreign body may also be from a more serious injury, such as a bullet from a gunshot.
A soft tissue foreign body may be deep under your skin or it may be close to the top of the skin.
www.medformation.com /ac/mm_qdis.nsf/qd/nd0733g.htm   (2042 words)

 Tissue Type Test
Tissue type is a blood test that measures substances called antigens that determine whether donor tissue is compatible for transplant into another person.
The more similar the antigen patterns are from two tissue samples, the less likely it is that transplanted tissue will be “rejected.” An organ (such as a kidney) that is transplanted from one person (the donor) to another person (the recipient) will be rejected if the recipient's immune system attacks it as foreign tissue.
Tissue type may be done to exclude paternity for cases in which the identity of the father is in question.
my.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/hw40261.asp   (1238 words)

 National Cancer Institute - Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A type of breast reconstruction in which a flap of tissue is surgically moved from another area of the body to the chest, and formed into a new breast mound.
A procedure in which a sample of tissue is removed from the prostate using a thin needle that is inserted through the rectum and into the prostate.
Taken from an individual's own tumor tissue; may be used in the development of a vaccine that enhances the body's ability to build an immune response to the tumor.
www.cancer.gov /dictionary/db_alpha.aspx?expand=t   (5216 words)

 The Funeral Directory - Tissue, Organ and Body Donations
Donating skin tissue and bodily organs after death, to improve the quality of life of others, is a selfless and generous act.
If the body is accepted by the medical school (and schools have the right to refuse a body) it will go directly to the school, although the next-of-kin may be requested to pay transportation costs.
Alternatively, a body may be refused on grounds of age and weight; again it depends upon the purpose that the body is being used for.
www.thefuneraldirectory.com /organdonation.html   (553 words)

 Scientists Grow Bone Tissue Inside Body
"All the other approaches to the engineering of new bone tissue haven't worked and this approach of taking bone from the same patient means there should be no problems of rejection or infection," she said.
The latest technique is to grow new bone inside the body using our inherent bone-growing tissue ­ a thin membrane that surrounds the bone called the periosteum which contains the vital stem cells of the bone.
The trials are also being studied with a view to adopting a similar approach for the engineering of fresh liver and pancreatic tissue, organs that also have outer layers similar to a periosteum, said Professor Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston who was also part of the research team.
www.rense.com /general67/scihas.htm   (600 words)

 Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Questions and Answers, Cancer Facts 6.12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscles to bones), fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, nerves, and synovial tissues (tissues around joints).
Malignant (cancerous) tumors that develop in soft tissue are called sarcomas, a term that comes from a Greek word meaning "fleshy growth." There are many different kinds of soft tissue sarcomas.
Secondary tumors are referred to as "metastatic soft tissue sarcoma" because they are part of the same cancer and are not a new disease.
cis.nci.nih.gov /fact/6_12.htm   (1421 words)

 Fibromyalgia Online - NFA Newsletter
Any tissue in the body that has a connecting function is considered to be connective tissue.
Fascia is a plastic-like tissue that wraps all of the muscles, and all of the individual fibers and bundles of individual fibers that become muscle.
Deep connective tissue body work is designed to release the tension that currently exists in the connective tissue, and to return the body systematically to an aligned position.
www.fmaware.org /fmOnlineNewsletter/vol3_no16/hellerwork.htm   (1441 words)

 ROLFING Andy Crow
This binding mechanism occurs within the physiological structures of the connective tissues, the "Fascial Body." The body's response to such stress is chemical as well as physical and structural.
The prevalence and enormity of this tissue can really be appreciated if we consider that the contour of the body will be maintained by the mass and shape of the connective tissues after all of the other tissues, including muscle-bone- organ-gland-nerve-vessel-most fluid, have been removed.
The meshes of loose connective tissue is by no means merely an inert packing material which occupies the interstices between highly organized structures of muscles-vessels-nerves-glands-bones-organs, etc. It is a tissue of manifold function with great and far reaching importance and therefore requires our closest attention and study.
www.rolf-ing.com /acrowart3.html   (1671 words)

 Rossiter & Associates, Inc.
But when connective tissue can't bounce back on a one-day turnaround, it continues to shorten and thicken, not just at the place it is overworked or stressed, but everywhere.
In essence, a repetitive motion/repetitive stress injury means a specific area's connective tissue continues to shrink and shorten because of a lack of food, poor or restricted movement, or both.
And if connective tissue in a specific spot is negatively affected, connective tissue elsewhere will suffer by virtue of its connection.
www.rossiter.com /HowItWorks/importance.asp   (426 words)

 The Henna Page - The Encyclopedia of Henna
If body art quality henna paste was applied to broken skin, the basal layer of the skin would permanently stained.
Therefore, this paste was not very different from body art henna pastes, except for the onion.
The Egyptians did not seem to be using henna for body art in 1550 BCE as did their adversaries and neighbors, the Libyans, Tunisians, Canaanites and Syrians, but they did make use of its functional properties!
www.hennapage.com /henna/encyclopedia/medical/ebers.html   (1607 words)

 Basic Anatomy - Organs & Organ Systems
Some examples of epithelial tissue are the outer layer of the skin, the inside of the mouth and stomach, and the tissue surrounding the body's organs.
It consists of epithelial tissue in which the cells are tightly packed together providing a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside world.
Primarily, oxygen is absorbed from the atmosphere into the body and carbon dioxide is expelled from the body.
web.jjay.cuny.edu /~acarpi/NSC/14-anatomy.htm   (1087 words)

 Sample text for Library of Congress control number 00034559
Body tissue is frequently used to identify suspected criminals, soldiers killed in action, Alzheimer's wanderers, illegal immigrants, putative fathers, those people likely to require extra health care dollars, descendants entitled to inheritance claims, and even the sexual liaisons of past and current presidents.
And body materials such as umbilical cord blood, infant foreskin, or biopsied tissue discarded after surgery are normally regarded as refuse, like bloodied bandages and other medical wastes.
Storing tissue samples and extracting information from them provides a clinically useful database for health information, but using tissue without the consent of the people who provided it may violate their personal privacy.
www.loc.gov /catdir/samples/random045/00034559.html   (2791 words)

 Your Body's Systems
When blood enters the smallest blood vessels, which are called capillaries, and are found in body tissue, it gives nutrients and oxygen to the cells and takes in carbon dioxide, water, and waste.
The excess food that the body doesn't need or can't digest is turned into waste and is eliminated from the body.
The body is made up of three types of muscle tissue: skeletal, smooth and cardiac.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0774536.html   (1154 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Gram stain of tissue biopsy
Gram stain of tissue biopsy test involves a gram stain (using crystal violet) of a sample of tissue taken from a biopsy.
A biopsy may also be taken from inside the body by an instrument that visualizes the inside of the body, such as an endoscope or cystoscope.
Some tissues in the body are sterile, such as the brain, whereas other tissues normally contain organisms.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003453.htm   (608 words)

 Bone and soft tissue cancer, University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Approximately 5,000 to 6,000 new cancers in the soft tissues of the body are diagnosed annually.
Soft tissue sarcomas are cancers of the supporting tissues of the body.
Jessurun, M.D., surgical pathologist and faculty for the Bone and Soft Tissue course at the University.
www.cancer.umn.edu /page/clinical/bone.html   (2265 words)

 Body Tissue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With regard to living things, a body is the integral physicalmaterial of an individual, and contrasts with soul, personality and behavior.
"Body" often is used in connection with appearance, health issues and death.
The dead bodies of vertebrate animalsand insects are sometimes called carcasses.
www.super8filmmaking.com /tail/35683-body-tissue.html   (361 words)

 THE HUMAN BODY PLAN AND INTRODUCTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
While the embryo is a tiny hallow ball of dividing cells, it begins forming the tissues and organs that compose the human body.
A. is the sum of all the chemical reactions that occur in the body.
It means that a particular body part is farther from the point of attachment or farther from the trunk of the body than another part.
www.sirinet.net /~jgjohnso/intro.html   (2088 words)

 NRDC Technology offer-AUTOGENOUS TISSUE STEM CELLS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
If autogenous developed tissue stem cells of pluripotent nature are colonized with the tissues and organ systems both developed from same germ layer of developing embryo, then these cells may undergo desired metaplasia to form tissues and organs required in the tissues where these cells are colonized.
This may be due to the intrinsic cell factor of these pluripotent cells and the tissue organizers of the tissue system, stimulus of functional need tissue environment of new tissue system of exposure.
The tissues growth promoters and growth hormones, tissue organizers — stimulators and inhibitors needs to be identified and isolated to promote neo-regeneration of tissues and organs in the body.
www.nrdcindia.com /pages/stemcells.htm   (702 words)

 Human Physiology (IPHY 3430), University of Colorado at Boulder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many physiological parameters, such as blood glucose and body temperature, are precisely regulated by a homeostatic mechanism.
The human body is an assemblage of cells.
Tissue: A general term used to identify an aggregate of similar cells which perform a specific function.
www.colorado.edu /kines/Class/IPHY3430-200/01homeo.html   (1139 words)

 Tissues & Membranes
Definition of Tissue: Groups of closely associated cells that are similar in structure and perform a
Tissue composed of contractile cells or fibers that affect movement of an organ or part of the body
(i) Covers body cavities that are closed to the exterior of the body & the organs in those
members.aol.com /sossong/sosweb/tissmemb.htm   (135 words)

Muscle tissue is the most metabolically expensive tissue we have; it takes between 50 and 100 calories a day just to keep a pound of muscle alive.
He told me to assume that a body operating on a calorie deficit is like a corporation running at a budget deficit.
We cannot produce cutbacks in the bone or connective tissue department because we need their support because muscle is not helpful unless it is attached to strong bone by strong connective tissue.
www.mikementzer.com /bodyfat.html   (3253 words)

 Dr. Koop - Body Fat- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Adipose tissue (body fat) is a normal constituent of the human body that serves the important function of storing energy as fat for metabolic demands.
Obesity is an excess of body fat frequently resulting in a significant impairment to health (see Health Profile on Obesity).
The proper way to look at the number on the scale, if it is higher than the standard and averages, would be to look at it as overfat and overweight.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/78.html   (274 words)

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