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  • Body Basics
    Remember the biology class you had in high school? Well, maybe you don't or maybe now that you have a child, your interest in how the body works has grown.
  • Brain and Nervous System
    The brain controls everything we do, and is often likened to the central computer within a vast, complicated communication network, working at lightning speed.
  • Lungs and Respiratory System
    By the time we're 70 years old, we will have taken at least 600 million breaths. All of this breathing couldn't happen without the respiratory system.
  • Metabolism
    Brush up on metabolism basics - including common metabolic disorders - in this article.
  • Spleen and Lymphatic System
    The lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that helps keep bodily fluid levels in balance and defends the body against infections.
 

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