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View Resource The Baby's First Breath

This page of Hyperphysics, from Georgia State University, uses elasticity to explain why a baby needs help--like a smack on the bottom--to take its first breath and also why people with emphysema have so much difficulty exhaling. Another section explains why capillaries can be extremely thin, whereas large arteries must have strong, thick walls. A third section describes the physics of the...

View Resource Elasticity in Biological Materials

This site, from the University of Cambridge, describes an experiment to measure the pressure versus strain of a cylindrical balloon as it is inflated to produce an aneurysm. Photographs show how the balloon looks at various points on the graph. A video shows the experiment in action.

View Resource Pathology Case Study: Aortic Dissection and Neck Pain

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. This case documents the neck and back pain of a 71-year-old female patient. The patient's history is provided, and includes documentation of her condition throughout the duration of her treatment. The...

View Resource Pathology Case Study: Hematuria and Azotemia in a 60-Year-Old Male with Aortic Aneurysms

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 60-year-old male has an abdominal aortic aneurysm & liver and kidney masses. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize...

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