Receiving Function

The Common Vein copyright 2007


There is a continual process of receiving processing and exporting that sometimes is only for a moment in time as food get passed down the esophagus for example or an electric impulse gets passed down a nerve or muscle.  In the grand and larger scheme there are certain recognizable events such as the afferent system of the nervous system where the receiving process is more discrete.  The brain and spinal cord are geared toward receiving the sensory impulses from the afferent system and the the left atrium and right atrium are geared toward receiving the systemic and pulmonary venous systems.  In these instsances the receiving function becomes clear.  At a cellular level there are specific receptors on the cell membrane that work like a lock and key to switch on or switch off a process.  This receiving function is highly discrete and recognizable.

The Nervous System

The Afferent System

Afferent System
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The Outer Ear

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Outer and Inner Ear
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Taste and Smell
A rope, a ring a nostril, a beard, a tongue and a reluctant horse who will not budge. Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD 02134p code accessory interesting Davidoff photography
The Real Thing
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Synaptic Cleft Requiring Chemical Transmitters eg Acetylcholine to Transmit Impulse Across Nerve Junctions

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Cardiovascular System

Receiving Chambers of the Heart Left Atrium and Right Atrium
These two images are enhanced CT images through the tricuspid valve. The first image is normal, while the second image demonstrates a TV that lies too far forward and low associated with a huge RA and a diminutive RV. This appearance is classical of a congenital condition called Ebstein’s anomaly. In this disease, the posterior leaflet is stuck down to the posterior wall of the RV and the anterior leaflet is larger than normal often giving a flapping sound to the listening ear. The anterior leaflet behaves like a flapping sail in the wind of the blood flow. Can you identify RA and TV? – see next image if you need help.Courtesy of Ashley Davidoff M.D. 32101 code heart right atrium (RA) coronary sinus fx enlarged box shape lung pulmonary congestion dx dx Ebsteins anaomaly cardiac imaging radiology CTscan Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD
Cardiac Syncitium – Facilitating Efficient Receiving and Transmitting of Impulses
A drawing of the histology of the myofibrils of the heart showing how they ae connected and related as a continuum enabling a coordinated contraction pattern. Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD. 32907 code cardiac heart muscle syncitium histology Davidoff art

Respiratory System

Trachea – Receiving Structure for The Respiratory System
This drawing shows the major segments of the lung together with the bronchial anatomy. Courtesy of Ashley Davidoff M.D. 32180 code RS pulmonary lung trachea bronchus bronchi lobes RUL RML RLL LUL LLL parts drawing anatomy physiology
Mouth of the Alveolus
This drawing demonstrates the open mouth view of the alveolus, which is surrounded by its capillary network. The liing cells can be seen peaking through the vessels. Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD.32166 code RS pulmonary lung alveolus arteriole venule epithelium drawing gas exchange anatomy physiology histology

Gastrointestinal Tract

Mouth of the Gastrointestinal Tract
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GE junction – Entry to the Stomach
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Normal Hepatopetal and Abnormal Hepatofugal Flow in the Portal Vein
This first color flow doppler US scan of the porta hepatis shows normal hepatopetal flow in the portal vein. Courtesy Philips Medical Systems 33204 code portal vein liver normal US color doppler hepatopetal39467b01 liver portal vein hepatic artery doppler hepatofugal flow retrograde flow reversed flow dx portal hypertension dx cirrhosis USscan color flow doppler Courtesy Philips Medical Systems 

Urinary System

The Urinary System Receiving Processing and Transporting Onward
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Receiving and Exporting at Multiple Levels

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Genital System

Copulation – Vagina Receives – Penis Exports
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Vagina Cervix Uterus Fallopian Tubes Ovaries
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Spleen – Receiving from The Splenic Artery
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