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Effect of Estrogen on Endothelial Function

Introduction Sex hormones play a role in many physiological processes throughout the body (1). Specifically, these hormones are chemical messengers that bind to receptors and cause a variety of effects on target tissues. Estrogen is a female sex hormone that is secreted by the ovaries (2). For the purpose of this review, we will discuss […]

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Effect of Heat on Endothelial Function

Section 1: Background Physiology What is endothelial function? The interior lining of human vasculature consists of a single layer of endothelial cells. This endothelial layer plays an important role in the maintenance of vascular function. Vascular function is necessary for the appropriate distribution of blood flow. As illustrated by Poiseuille’s law below, changes in radius […]

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The Impact of Insulin Resistance on Endothelial Function

Kayla Parker Introduction Summary Video Background The human body is a complex organism that scientists and doctors have been studying for centuries. Even today, new discoveries are constantly unfolding as the research process continues. Advancements in technology and measurement techniques have allowed researchers to deepen their understanding of physiological processes, which has been fundamental to […]

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