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This could lead to the death of the tissue that loses blood supply. Certain drugs can be used to dilate blocked blood vessels. 5 cm). It takes blood with fresh oxygen to all parts of the body. Vena Cava The superior vena cava takes the blood from the head and arms to the right atrium. The inferior vena cava takes deoxygenated blood returning from the lower trunk and limbs to the right atrium. branches out from the right ventricle. Each branch takes deoxygenated blood to the lungs. The pulmonary artery is the only artery that transports deoxygenated blood.

It can also cause ulcers in the duodenum and may be involved in causing stomach cancer. CONSTRICTION A peptic ulcer is a sore, or chronic erosive lesion, of the lining of the stomach or the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine). Peptic ulcers are common and can originate from a bacterial infection or in some cases from the prolonged use of antiinflammatory drugs. TERMINAL ILEUM IRREGULAR INFLAMMATION Colon Cancer ESCHERICHIA COLI HELICOBACTER PYLORI This type of cancer is one of the most common in industrialized nations.

Because cartilage normally erodes with age, osteoarthritis affects persons close to 60 years of age. The typical symptoms are fatigue, anorexia, and muscle and joint pain. Inflamed synovial membrane BONE 1 SYMPTOMS attack the body's tissues. The joints become inflamed and deformed. As rheumatoid arthritis develops over time, the tissues of the eyes, skin, heart, nerves, and lungs may be affected. or more of the mineral density of the bone is lost through the degeneration of osteoporosis. WITH OSTEOPOROSIS CARTILAGE REDUCED MASS 2 BONE FRACTURE The cartilage is worn away down to the bone and breaks its surface.

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