Tag: Anatomy

Why Do We Need Hormones?

Why Do We Need Hormones?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word hormone? Pimples? Mood swings? Cramps? Really inopportune moments where your armpits get sweaty? Are we good? We’re good. Hormones are obviously involved in puberty, but they’re so much more than that. Like hormones are involved in how we deal with stress, and …

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Sympathetic Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #14

Sympathetic Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #14

So you’re sound asleep, when your smoke alarm goes off. Before you even know what’s going on, you start to feel it. Those smoke alarms are loud — for a good reason. Your heart starts to race, your breathing picks up, you become sweaty all over your body. You are stressed. And I’m not talking …

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Parasympathetic Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #15

Parasympathetic Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #15

Consider your heart for a moment. For the average person — at rest, like you probably are, sitting there watching me — the heart beats at around 60 beats per minute. Once a second. Nice and easy. But if you were to somehow disconnect your heart from your autonomic nervous system, things, as you might …

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Peripheral Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #12

Peripheral Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #12

When it comes to the nervous system, or just your body in general, let’s face it: your brain gets all the props. And it deserves those props! It’s a complicated, and crucial, and sometimes crazy boss of an organ. But your brain would be pretty useless without a support team that kept it connected to …

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Your Super Skeleton!

Your Super Skeleton!

Believe it or not, there’s something a lot like this inside of you and inside me, too! It’s a skeleton! You may have seen skeletons in a museum — like the ones they have of dinosaurs — or maybe plastic models of human skeletons, like this. Maybe you’ve even seen dancing skeletons around Halloween. But …

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Inventing the Shoulder Muscles

Inventing the Shoulder Muscles

Let’s see how we can draw the shoulder muscles from imagination! I’m starting with poses of Skelly to get an accurate framework. You can use the Skelly App to create your own poses or if you have the premium anatomy course, I’ve provided you with 5 images. Now, let’s invent the muscles! Here we have …

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Systems of the Human Body 1 – Moving and Controlling the Body: Skeletal System

Systems of the Human Body 1 – Moving and Controlling the Body: Skeletal System

Most bones in the body begin as softer cartilage molds that grow and are slowly replaced by bone tissue rich in calcium that makes the tissue stronger and more rigid. Our bony skeleton and overall body size grows under the control of growth hormone, released by our pituitary gland, most rapidly during adolescence and late …

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