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The medical world can be a confusing place. Patients, their families, and even students entering health fields might feel overwhelmed by the large vocabularies and complicated explanations. We hope to make understanding the medical world a bit easier. Look around! These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any Khan Academy video.

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Human anatomy and physiology (You were viewing this course)

Get introduced to the major organ systems of the human body! You’ll learn some general anatomy (a roadmap of your body), learn how the arm bone actually connects to the shoulder...

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Advanced circulatory system physiology

Your heart sits in the middle of your chest and pumps blood from about 4 weeks after conception until the day that you die. This little pump is the size of your clenched fist and...

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Circulatory system diseases

With the heart pumping 24/7, it’s crucial that things flow smoothly (pun intended!). Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The underlying reasons for circulatory system...

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Advanced respiratory system physiology

With every inhale, air rushes through your windpipe to your lungs. After 20 to 30 branch points, oxygen diffuses into the liquid around the alveoli and slips into your blood....

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Respiratory system diseases

If any part of the respiratory system isn’t working properly, a person can be left feeling short of breath. The lungs are also exposed to the outside environment, making them...

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Advanced hematologic system physiology

It takes 30 to 60 seconds for your blood to travel from your heart to your body and back again. Hemoglobin, the protein in our blood cells, can bind oxygen and carbon dioxide....

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Hematologic system diseases

Blood acts as a highway for medicine, stops bleeding, fights infections, and much more. But things can go wrong with blood too! The many types of cells in blood means that blood...

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Advanced endocrine system physiology

You can’t really point to any single organ as “the endocrine system,” because they’re actually a family of glands that secrete hormones into the body. Hormones travel through the...

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Endocrine system diseases

The most common endocrine system disease is Diabetes Mellitus. There are two types of diabetes that arise from distinct biological contexts. Both result in an inability to produce...

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Advanced nervous system physiology

There are about 85 billion neurons in your brain, and they’re sending electrical signals in your body right now! They tell your eyes to move across this page, interpret the words...

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Nervous system diseases

Being human is more than being a brain in a jar, but when things go wrong with the nervous system, the whole organism suffers. Problems with a part of your nervous system can...

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Advanced gastrointestinal physiology

Do you live to eat, or eat to live? Either way, no one can deny the importance of food and water in our everyday lives. The energy from food is carefully extracted through...

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Gastrointestinal system diseases

The second tube formed during embryonic development is the one that will form our gastrointestinal tract. It starts at the mouth, includes the esophagus, stomach, accessory organs...

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Advanced muscular-skeletal system physiology

Learn how our muscles work from the cellular level to executing a kick or a dance move. Discover how our brain tells muscle to contract, and how that helps us respond to changes...

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Muscular-skeletal diseases

Did anyone ever tell you that cracking your knuckles would give you arthritis? Turns out, knuckle cracking has no harmful effects, but arthritis is one of a group of diseases that...

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Executive systems of the brain

Aristotle said that what separates humans from other animals is our ability to engage in high reasoning. This reasoning includes problem solving, making decisions, and recalling...

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Mental health

In our culture, mental health is a crucial component of a person’s wellness. It includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It helps to determine how we handle...

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Infectious diseases

There's an intricate dance between humans, viruses, bacteria, molds, and even tiny worms! They want to survive and replicate just like humans do... and this is why they cause...

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Lab values and concentrations

Ever wonder about your lab values and what they mean? Lab values measure amounts of electrolytes, metabolites, proteins or cells in your blood and occasionally tell you about how...

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Current events in health and medicine

The discovery of penicillin, the first true antibiotic, by Alexander Fleming in 1928 marked the beginning of a medical revolution. The history of vaccines, however, goes all the...

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Health care system

The health care system in the United States is rapidly changing. To better understand these changes, we review the health care insurance, drug pricing, physician compensation, and...

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Miscellaneous

Every excellent party has a goodie bag, so why can’t we? Here we have the sundry videos that didn’t quite fit anywhere else. Dive right in and get educated on some of the many...

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Subjects Science

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Tax Advice Services Agent Expert $36k

Tax Advice Services Agent $37k

Fit Advice $52k

Associate News & Advice Editor $54k

Advice Specialist $58k

Financial Analyst, Advice & Wealth Management (FLDP) $58k

Financial Advice Sales Consulting Consultant $66k

Nurse Advice Line Telephone Triage RN $78k

National Financial Advice Sales Consulting Consultant $87k

Telephone Triage/Advice Nurse $89k

Senior Consumer Advice Editor $95k

Deputy News & Advice Editor $120k

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