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eMedTV Anatomy A-Z
Diastolic Blood Pressure - Endocrine System
This page contains links to eMedTV Anatomy containing information on subjects from Diastolic Blood Pressure to Endocrine System. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Anatomy
- Diastolic Blood Pressure
Diastolic blood pressure, represented by the bottom number in a blood pressure reading, is when your heart is resting. This page of the eMedTV library explains diastolic blood pressure and offers tips for keeping it low.
- Digestive System (Health Channel Home)
This section of the eMedTV Web site provides a wealth of information designed to help people better understand the digestive system. It contains articles discussing anatomy, medical conditions, diagnostic tests, treatment options, and more.
- Digestive System (Overview Article)
The stomach, esophagus, and small intestine are all parts of the digestive system. This page from the eMedTV site explains how this system allows your body to absorb nutrients from food and then remove the leftover waste products.
In most cases, drusen (yellow deposits under the retina) do not cause vision loss by themselves. This eMedTV article explains, however, that there is a connection between drusen, vision loss, and macular degeneration.