Human Anatomy Quiz...

  1. Name the organ of the human body, which
    under the appropriate conditions, expands to six times its
    normal size, and define the conditions."
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   SHELLYBELLYRN
    Skin?? Pregnancy (or weight gain)?
  4. by   angelac1978
    okay this is a guess since I haven't had A&P yet.

    The skin, and the conditions could include pregnancy, obesity, and man-made, you know where they put balloons under the skin to stretch it prior to surgery.

    Is this correct?
  5. by   zumalong
    Hi, Betts--well we know that it is not any part of the male reproductive system

    I have several guesses: The bladder when it is filled up with urine, the uterus when it is filled up with baby:kiss, or the stomach when it is filled up with food
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by zumalong
    Hi, Betts--well we know that it is not any part of the male reproductive system

    Oooooooooooo we could only pray for miracles on that one, Betts!
  7. by   betts
    Sorry ladies............cute but wrong.
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    The pupil.

    Heather
  9. by   betts
    obnurseheather,
    The quiz has a two-part answer,but your correct and your grade is 50...come on now.....
  10. by   nograd
    Good one Heather...

    My guess the increase is the responce to sympathetic stim...ie the "fight or flight" responce...

    Or LSD?
  11. by   Jenny P
    The pupil expands when going from light to dark and also when looking at someone you love. Could it be that the appropriate conditions would be going from the bright outdoors into the dark (maybe the "tunnel of love"?) with someone you love?

    Or maybe when someone strokes and "blows a pupil"? (sorry, that's kind of sick).
    Last edit by Jenny P on Jun 13, '02
  12. by   live4today
    OK...if the organ you are referring to is the PUPIL, then my guess is the condition to go along with that is when we're making love...that's when the pupil dilates so much, the lips become full, the breathing heavy, the body relaxed... Am I right, betts?
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    The pupil expands to a larger size to allow more light in. Just as it is small (pinpoint) when light is bright, if you take away that light, it will become much larger.

    Heather
  14. by   betts
    nograd,
    'Fear' as you've described while under the influence of any hallucinatory drug; ie: LSD,usually is considered "Starbursting." The principle cause of starbursting is due to some process other than the light passing the edge of the abation field. Dim light pupil is only 5.5mm without drops or 8mm with. This is widely known as the "Glassy Eye" effect.
    Next "trip" you take,see(no pun intended)for yourself.

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