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  • About the Heart and Blood Vessels

    About the Heart and Blood Vessels Click Image to Enlarge The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body. Located almost in the center of the chest, a normal healthy adult heart is the size...

  • Anatomy and Function of the Electrical System

    Anatomy and Function of the Electrical System The heart's electrical system The heart is, in the simplest terms, a pump made up of muscle tissue. Like all pumps, the heart requires a source of energy...

  • Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves Click Image to Enlarge What are heart valves? The heart consists of four chambers, two atria (upper chambers) and two ventricles (lower chambers). Blood passe...

  • Anatomy and Function of the Liver

    Anatomy and Function of the Liver Anatomy of the liver The liver is located in the upper right-hand portion of the abdominal cavity, beneath the diaphragm and on top of the stomach, right kidney, and...

  • Anatomy of the Respiratory System in Children

    Anatomy of the Respiratory System in Children Click Image to Enlarge What is respiration? Respiration is the act of breathing: Inhaling (inspiration). Taking in oxygen Exhaling (expiration). Giving o...

  • Anatomy of the Urinary System

    Anatomy of the Urinary System Click Image to Enlarge How do the kidneys and urinary system work? The body takes nutrients from food and converts them to energy. After the body has taken the food comp...

  • Bone Marrow

    Bone Marrow To learn more about the intricate process of bone marrow transplantation, it is important to first learn about the blood and its components. Listed in the directory below you will find ad...

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children

    Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children What is a bone marrow transplant? Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. A bone marrow tra...

  • Glossary - Transplantation

    Glossary - Transplantation | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [back to top] ...

  • Heart Transplantation in Children

    Heart Transplantation in Children What is a heart transplant? A heart transplant is an operation performed to replace a diseased heart with a healthy one from another person. Why is a heart transplan...

  • Home Page - Transplantation

    Topic Index Bone Marrow The Heart The Kidneys The Liver The Lungs Chronic Illness and Transplantation Issues and the Adolescent Glossary The first successful adult human kidney transplant was perform...

  • Kidney Transplantation in Children

    Kidney Transplantation in Children What is a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person. The kidne...

  • Liver Transplantation in Children

    Liver Transplantation in Children What is a liver transplant? A liver transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. The liver may ...

  • Lung Transplantation in Children

    Lung Transplantation in Children What is a lung transplant? A lung transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both diseased lungs from a patient and replace it with a healthy one f...

  • Online Resources - Transplantation

    Online Resources - Transplantation This Web page was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medi...

  • Overview of Blood and Blood Components

    Overview of Blood and Blood Components Click Image to Enlarge What is blood? Blood is the life-maintaining fluid that circulates through: Heart Arteries Veins Capillaries Brain Rest of the body What ...

  • The Heart

    The Heart To learn more about the intricate process of heart transplantation, it is important to first learn about the heart and its components. Listed in the directory below you will find additional...

  • The Kidneys

    The Kidneys To learn more about the intricate process of kidney transplantation, it is important to first learn about the kidneys and their components. Listed in the directory below you will find add...

  • The Liver

    The Liver To learn more about the intricate process of liver transplantation, it is important to first learn about the liver and its components. Listed in the directory below you will find additional...

  • The Lungs

    The Lungs To learn more about the intricate process of lung transplantation, it is important to first learn about the lungs and their components. Listed in the directory below you will find additiona...

  • Topic Index - Transplantation

    Topic Index - Transplantation Transplantation Home Bone Marrow Overview of Blood and Blood Components Bone Marrow Transplantation The Heart About the Heart and Blood Vessels Anatomy and Function of t...