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Iron absorption occurs in About 80% of total body iron exchange normally takes place the small intestine and is influenced by several factors: via this cycle (Figure 49. It is a spherical protein with deeply located iron- (a) Inorganic ferrous iron is better absorbed than ferric binding sites, and is found principally in the liver and the iron. Aggregates of ferritin form (b) Absorption of iron from the diet depends on the haemosiderin, which accumulates when levels of hepatic iron source of the iron. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia and Haem iron is well absorbed (20–40%). Factors increasing absorption: countries, it is also prevalent in developed countries. The total amount of transfer- (b) Ethanol increases ferric but not ferrous iron absorption. Failure to respond may be due to: Other cell systems Iron absorption • wrong diagnosis; (e. There are too many iron-containing preparations available, Red cell Red cell breakdown many containing vitamins as well as iron. None of these com- precursors in Iron resorption by binations carries an advantage over iron salts alone, except for bone marrow macrophages those containing folic acid, which are used prophylactically in pregnancy. Treatment should start with a simple preparation such as ferrous sulphate, ferrous fumarate or ferrous glu- conate. Examples of commonly available iron preparations are Red cells in listed in Table 49. Adverse effects Gastro-intestinal side effects, including nausea, heartburn, con- stipation or diarrhoea, are common. Patients with ulcerative colitis and those with colostomies suffer particularly severely and is normally 54–80μmol/L. The cause of iron deficiency is most often fasting state, gastric irritation is reduced if it is taken after food. Although Desferrioxamine (an iron-chelating agent) is administered to treatment of iron deficiency is straightforward, its cause treat it (Chapter 54). The Most patients with iron deficiency respond to simple oral iron rate of rise in haemoglobin concentration is no faster than after preparations. Treatment is continued for 3–6 months after oral iron, because the rate-limiting factor is the capacity of the Table 49. The only advantages of autoimmune reaction, so intrinsic factor is not produced, parenteral iron are the following: resulting in vitamin B12 deficiency; gastrectomy); • Iron stores are rapidly and completely replenished. The few such individuals who do develop • when continued blood loss is not preventable and large megaloblastic anaemia often have some co-existing doses of iron cannot be readily given by mouth; deficiency of intrinsic factor. Use Cellular mechanism of action These can be administered by deep intramuscular injection (to Vitamin B is needed for normal erythropoiesis and for neu- 12 minimize staining of the skin) or intravenously (anaphylactoid ronal integrity. It is a cofactor needed for the isomerization of reactions can occur (up 3% of patients) and a small test dose methylmalonyl coenzyme A to succinyl coenzyme A, and for should be given initially). Oral iron should be stopped 24 the conversion of homocysteine into methionine (which also hours before starting parenteral iron therapy and not restarted utilizes 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, see Figure 49. Key points Deficiency of vitamin B12 ‘traps’ folate as methylene tetra- hydrofolate, yielding a macrocytic anaemia with megaloblastic Iron replacement therapy erythropoiesis in the bone marrow, and possible neurological • In health, normal iron losses require the absorption of dysfunction, i. Intrinsic factor is a • During erythropoietin therapy, supplemental iron is given to support increased haem synthesis. Cystathionine ß-synthase • malabsorption secondary to gastric pathology (Addisonian Figure 49. The normal range for serum folate concentra- forms a stable complex with vitamin B12. Once in the circulation, Pregnancy imposes a substantial increase in demand on mater- vitamin B12 is transported by the beta globulin transcobalamin nal stores of iron and folic acid.

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True 4 After five days of cleavage buy 300mg etodolac, the cells form into a hollow ball called the morula buy cheap etodolac 400 mg on-line. False 5 The embryonic stage is completed at the end of the fifth week of development. False Chapter 14: Carrying Life Forward: The Female Reproductive System 233 6 Sexual intercourse five days before ovulation cannot lead to pregnancy. Even then, a premature birth can have serious health consequences for the newborn. Young adult # Faced with survival, it must process food, excrete waste, and obtain oxygen: a. You get to know the intricacies of the nerves and brain, arguably the most complex of all the anatomical systems as well as the fine-tuning capacity of the endocrine system and its hormones. Chapter 15 Feeling Jumpy: The Nervous System In This Chapter Breaking down the structure of nerves Centering with the central nervous system Branching out with the peripheral nervous system Taking a hands-off approach to the autonomic nervous system Examining the senses hroughout this book, you look at the human body from head to toe, exploring how it Tcollects and distributes the molecules it needs to grow and thrive, how it reproduces itself, and even how it gets rid of life’s nastier byproducts. In this chapter, however, you look at the living computer that choreographs the whole show, the one system that contributes the most to making us who we are as humans. The nervous system is the communications network that goes into nearly every part of the body, enervating your muscles, pricking your pain sensors, and letting you reach beyond yourself into the larger world. More than 80 major nerves make up this intricate network, and each nerve contains somewhere around 1 million neurons (individual nerve cells). It’s through this complex network that you respond both to external and internal stimuli, demonstrating a characteristic called irritability (the capacity to respond to stimuli, not the tendency to yell at annoying people). There are three functional types of cells in the nervous system: receptor cells that receive a stimulus (sensing); conductor cells that transmit impulses (integrating); and effector cells, or motor neurons, which bring about a response such as contracting a muscle. Put another way, there are three functions of the human nervous system as a whole: orientation, or the ability to generate nerve impulses in response to changes in the external and internal environments (this also can be referred to as perception); coordination, or the ability to receive, sort, and direct those signals to channels for response (this also can be referred to as integration); and conceptual thought, or the capacity to record, store, and relate information received and to form plans for future reactions to environmental change (which includes specific action). You practice identi- fying the parts and functions of nerves and the brain itself as well as the structure and activi- ties of the Big Three parts of the whole nervous system: the central, the peripheral, and the autonomic systems. In addition, we touch on the sensory organs that bring information into the human body. Part V: Mission Control: All Systems Go 238 Building from Basics: Neurons, Nerves, Impulses, Synapses Before trying to study the system as a whole, it’s best to break it down into building blocks first. Neurons The basic unit that makes up nerve tissue is the neuron (also called a nerve cell). Its properties include that marvelous irritability that we speak of in the chapter introduc- tion as well as conductivity, otherwise known as the ability to transmit a nerve impulse. The central part of a neuron is the cell body, or soma, that contains a large nucleus with one or more nucleoli, mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, numerous ribosomes, and Nissl bodies that are associated with conduction of a nerve impulse. Two types of cytoplasmic projections play a role in neurons: Dendrites conduct impulses to the cell body while axons (nerve fibers) usually conduct impulses away from the cell body (see Figure 15-1). Each neuron has only one axon; however, each axon can have many branches called axon collaterals, enabling communication with many target cells. In addition, each neuron may have one dendrite, several dendrites, or none at all. There are three types of neurons, as follows: Motor neurons, or efferent neurons, transmit messages from the brain and spinal cord to effector organs, including muscles and glands, triggering them to respond. Motor neurons are classified structurally as multipolar because they’re star-shaped cells with a single large axon and numerous dendrites. Sensory neurons, or afferent neurons, are triggered by physical stimuli, such as light, and pass the impulses on to the brain and spinal cord. Sensory fibers have special structures called receptors, or end organs, where the stimulus is propa- gated. Monopolar neurons have a single process (a projection or outgrowth of tissue) that divides shortly after leaving the cell body; one branch conveys impulses from sense organs while the other branch carries impulses to the central nervous system. Association neurons (also called internuncial neurons, interneurons, or interca- lated neurons) are triggered by sensory neurons and relay messages between neurons within the brain and spinal cord. Here are a couple of handy memory devices: Afferent connections arrive, and efferent connections exit. Sensory Neuron Dendrites Cell body Nucleolus Nucleus Nucleolus Axon Nucleus Nucleus of Schwann cell Figure 15-1: Cell body The motor neuron on Schwann cell Axon the left and Node of Ranvier sensory neuron on the right show the cell struc- tures and the paths of Synaptic bouton impulses. Nerves Whereas neurons are the basic unit of the nervous system, nerves are the cable-like bundles of axons that weave together the peripheral nervous system. There are three types of nerves: Afferent nerves are composed of sensory nerve fibers (axons) grouped together to carry impulses from receptors to the central nervous system. Efferent nerves are composed of motor nerve fibers carrying impulses from the central nervous system to effector organs, such as muscles or glands. The diameter of individual axons (nerve fibers) tends to be microscopically small — many are no more than a micron, or one-millionth of a meter. The longest axons in the human body run from the base of the spine to the big toe of each foot, meaning that these single-cell fibers may be 1 meter or more in length. Each axon is swathed in myelin, a white fatty material made up of concentric layers of Schwann cells in peripheral nerves. Oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system are also associated with myelinated nerve fibers.

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