Neuroendocrine Cells and their effect on Endocrine Neural Interactions

I focused on explaining “how the endocrine system and nervous interact with each other”. I did this by exploring neuroendocrine tumors. Neuroendocrine tumors or NETS is a classification of rare tumors called neuroendocrine neoplasms—the heterogeneous tumor affects neuroendocrine cells meaning endocrine cells connected to the nervous system (Oronsky, Ma, Morgensztern, & Carter, 2017). Neuroendocrine cells are similar to nerve cells and hormone-producing cells in traits (Neuroendocrine tumors, 2023). The neuroendocrine system is responsible for transporting information, regulating metabolic functions, and controlling the interaction between the body’s organs (NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia, 2022). Neuroendocrine cells make hormones like endocrine cells, receive signals like nerve cells, and release hormones (NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia, 2022).

#46 Analyzing the effects of disease on the function and structure of the respiratory system for Emphysema!!

For my STEAM project I’ll be addressing the objective #46 analyzing the effects of disease on the function and structure of the respiratory system for emphysema. For this I’ll explain the origin, effects, how it disturbs the general function and regulation of our respiratory system. Emphysema, is a debilitating lung …

The Digestive Game!

My STEAM Project is a board game that aims to teach the players the order of organ function and path of food during digestion through game play cards and information written on the board. The board itself has different sections (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, anus) which have …

Cardiovascular system; Exploring Heart Valve Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

For my STEAM presentation, I will be focusing the course objectives of  the cardiovascular and circulatory system and expand on those topics into issues that can occur within the heart. Specifically, I will be expanding on heart valve disease and covering the impacts of this disease on blood flow within …

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Roughly 190,000 Americans are diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome each year with a mortality rate between 47,500 and 76,000 people per year. ARDS is a very serious medical condition that allows fluids from the blood and interstitial spaces to cross the alveolar membrane as opposed to gas exchange occurring. …