The Human Nose

The Human Nose

The human nose is a sense organ which allows us to smell. Another word for smell is olfaction.  The olfactory receptors in the nose help to identify food, mates, predators, and provides both sensual pleasure in the odour of flowers and perfume, as well as warnings of danger, for example spoiled food, fire or chemical […]

Pulmonary Embolism

Overview An emboli or an embolus is a foreign object, quantity of gas or air, a bit of tissue or tumour or a blood clot that travels through the circulatory system to another location. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lung. A blood clot or thrombus forms in one of the body’s […]

The Human Mouth

The mouth is the beginning of the digestive tract, otherwise known as the alimentary canal.  The mouth has a number of very important functions involved in the digestion of food, breathing, communication and the immune system. The boundaries of the mouth are formed by the lips, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and palate. The mouth […]

Psychiatric Disorders

Image of the Human Brain

Psychiatry is the study and medical treatment of mental health disorders, of which there are a wide spectrum.  It integrates biological, social and psychological aspects of mental health to provide medical care for a wide range of symptoms. When considering an Independent Medical Examination, psychiatric problems may be considered as a stand alone issue for […]