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Usually the cause is 'acromegaly' but there are numerous possible causes. It is impossible to start growing in length after your bones have matured too much. This is because of the 'Epiphyseal plate' this is a anatomical structure in bones that is necessary for length growth in bones and it degenerates at the start of adulthood. The most common cause, ...


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Genetic basis of height The genetic variants analysed by Wood et al. (2014) account for ~29% of the phenotypic variance and 60% of the heritability of height. Due to this high heritabilty (and the fact that there are still expected to be more unknown variants affecting height) there most likely is a genetic reason explaining the difference of height in ...


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I think the problem you're having is in the way you're thinking that all contracted muscle shortens, and all relaxed muscle lengthens. But the cilia is different. The ciliary muscle is a circular or radial muscle (like the orbicularis oris of the mouth.) Thinking of it like a sphincter muscle is much more helpful. The ciliary muscle is attached at its ...


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Antibodies are a unique case. I recommend reading PubMedID: 26726925 regarding the pharmacokinetics of ranibizumab (Lucentis), a Fab fragment, after intravitreal administration. "We assume that the principal pathway for the ocular clearance of large molecules is by a first-order transfer process from the vitreous to the aqueous chambers, from which the ...



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