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The musculoskeletal system performs four major and basic functions: It forms the structural framework of the body It helps in mobility It protects the soft tissues in the body like lungs, heart, brain, etc. It works as a storehouse...
The endocrine system consists of various glands that release substances called hormones, directly into the blood. The various endocrine glands in the body are: Hypothalamus (master endocrine gland in the brain) Pituitary (controller of most endocrine hormones located at the...
The bone marrow and blood production Healthy individuals keep producing hundreds of new blood cells every hour of the day, every day of their lives. The rate of production varies with infections, allergies, medications and other kinds of exposures and...
As a concept, immuno-gerontology (the science of studying immunity and aging together) is a very recent focus of interest. Immune system has a role as a fundamental organ in prevention of diseases. Only recently, after the average life expectancy...
The function of lungs is to exchange gases. The large surface area of the lungs increases the risk of toxic exposure as the lungs are directly exposed. The changes in lungs as the person ages is not only due...
Advanced age is a major risk factor for developing heart disease even in the absence of other diseases. When age increases the risk of heart disease is not very clearly known. But as age increases, a person tends to...
The gastrointestinal tract starts from the mouth and ends at the anus, plays very important role in digesting the food, absorbing the nutrients and throwing out the unwanted portions as feces. The different segments of the gastrointestinal tract undertake...
The weight of the brain reaches its peak of approximately 1.4 kg in the early twenties and then undergoes a slow decline. By the age of 80, the loss reaches 7% or about 100 gm. During the aging process,...
Skin is the largest organ of the body and the first tissue that comes in direct contact with the external world before any exposure reaches the internal organs. Therefore, aging of skin, or signs of aging on the skin...

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