Category: Anatomy

Saliva is a fluid that we produce by the glands in our mouth. The production of saliva helps lubricates the food down the esophagus, which is part of the Gastrointestinal System. Saliva has three main components. These are; Water helps to soften the food so that the process of swallowing is easier. Mucus helps lubricate […]

muscles of mastications used in chewing

What are the Muscles of Mastication? Mastication is the process of chewing food into smaller particles, therefore making the process of swallowing easier. The process of chewing is made possible by teeth present in the mouth cavity. The food then passes down the gastrointestinal system, through the esophagus for digestion. Several muscles help move the […]

Chambers of the Heart

Overview The Human heart is a muscular organ about the size of a fist. Its purpose is to pump blood and nutrients to all parts of the body. In the process of delivering Oxygen-rich blood to the organs and tissues, it also removes Carbon (IV) Oxide and other waste products, which will be excreted from […]

An artery

Overview An artery is a blood vessel that takes blood away from the Heart to other parts of the body (e.g. Kidneys, Lungs, Liver, etc.). Please note that not all arteries carry blood from the heart to other body parts. To remember this, you can borrow my phrase that says, “All arteries carry oxygenated blood […]