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Erotic love relationship or perhaps sexual violence? The film "Fifty Shades of Grey" shows that these might only be separated by a thin boundary. American scientist David Anderson also comes to ... [more]

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There is a trust involved between colleagues, especially since the times of a lighter schedule can be few and far between, and colleagues calling in for relief can take some of that time away. ... [more]

Lucia Feldmann has published the Flexikon article Mucoviscidosis
Synonyms: cystic fibrosis, CF
1 Definition
Mucoviscidosis is an inheritable disease with an average risk of 1:2.500 births. Due to an alteration in chloride channels, symptoms in multiple organs can occur.
2 Pathology
The reason for mucoviscidosis ... [more]
Aaron Weiß has edited the Flexikon article Retroperitoneal
Retroperitoneal is a term used to discribe structures and organs which are just anteriorly coverd by peritoneum.

Classification
The classification is given by the different development of the organs within the abdominal cavity.

Primarily ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article Surfactant
Surfactant is a surface-active substance produced by the type II alveolar cells in the lung. It is secreted to the surface of the alveolar epithelium.

Biochemistry
Surfactant mainly consists of lipids (neutral lipids and phospholipids), proteins ... [more]
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Image of the Week - June 27, 2016 - CIL:13595 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/13595

Image of the Week - June 27, 2016   CIL:13595 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/13595   Description: Mouse hind limb tibialis anterior (TA) muscles were injected with BaCl2 followed by daily systemic administration of rapamycin (Rap) ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Stomach
Synonyms: Ventriculus, GasterGerman: Magen

General
The stomach is the hollow organ interposed between the esophagus and the duodenum in which the first steps of digestion take place. In its most primitive form, it already is present in the ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has published the Flexikon article SIRS
SIRS is the acronym for "Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome". This is a disease pattern that is similar to a sepsis, without (in contrast to that) a detectable infection.

Etiology
Possible causes could be injuries, burns, severe bleedings, ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Lumbar Vertebra
The lumbar vertebra is part of the human vertebral column. It consists of 5 individual bones, the lumbar vertebrae (Vertebrae lumbales), which are given consecutive numbers from the cranial to the caudal direction as LV1 - LV5. The lumbar vertebra ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Cementum
Cementum covers the root of every tooth. It is a specialized calcified hard-substance, which is thick at the apex and is fading out to the cervical region. Dental cementum is part of the periodontium, which embeds the tooth mobile into the alveolar ... [more]
Daniel Martin has published the Flexikon article Dental cementum
Dental cementum covers the root of every tooth. It is a specialized calcified hard-substance, which is thick at the apex and is fading out to the cervical region. Dental cementum is part of the periodontium, which embeds the tooth mobile into the ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Colon
The colon, the longest part of the large intestine, lies between the caecum and rectum.

Anatomy
The colon runs in a frame-like form from the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, starting out from the small intestine in convoluted fashion and is ... [more]