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Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Insulin
The peptide hormone insulin regulates the absorption of glucose in body cells. It has a glucose-lowering effect and plays an essential role in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Insulin is the natural antagonist of the hormone glucagon.
The name ... [more]
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Dr. physiol. John Urbas has published the Flexikon article Anastomosis
An anastomosis (plural: anastomoses) is, in human anatomy, a connection between blood vessels (e.g. between an artery and a vein by a side branch) or between any tubular structures (e.g. loops of intestine) or between nerves. In human medicine an ... [more]
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Dr. physiol. John Urbas has published the Flexikon article Caudal
Caudal is an adjective with, in human anatomy, the meanings: located beneath or on the underside; a position more toward the feet or the inferior end of the body.
Example: the coccyx is located caudal to the sacrum.
The opposite of caudal is cranial. ... [more]
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