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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:39 AM

 

A single heart cell has its own beating heart

or at least its own rhythm..


As I understand it: each heart cell has its own beat, when it stands alone.

It may be that each heart cell's rhythm is as unique as a snowflake or
human fingerprint. I have been quite taken by them, since I first saw
one beating. Uniqueness flourishes down to the smallest particle, I'm
sure, even if it can't yet be measured.

So... (correct me if I am wrong) As a part of a working heart, this
multitude of cells synchronize their rhythm with all the others, to
create one heartbeat. Our heartbeat is really made up of a zillion tiny
heartbeats. They synchronize like an orchestra would, and beat as one.
Astounding teamwork.

There may be rogue cells, of course, trouble makers. Don't want
to conform... would rather kill the host.



Ooh here's a video:
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Voice for Peace Apr 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #3
harun55 Apr 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #5
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #6
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #7
guitar man Apr 2012 #8
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #9

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:46 AM

1. The videos are very interesting...

I'm not sure what part of the heart muscle we're seeing in the second video, though...

Still, very cool.

Thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:24 AM

3. I believe the second video is cardiac cells in a petri dish.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:19 AM

2. A single heart cell has its own beating heart

 

Nice post and very interesting fact and in my opinion only few people know this except doctors.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:32 AM

4. Yes, there are a series of nerves

 

that coordinate it and one area in particuat that starts each beat.

Fuzzy from the how the heart works in the day.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:45 AM

5. Finally we learn...

...why the heartbreak of psoriasis hurts so much!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:20 PM

6. LOL.. I am totally not getting your point.

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:13 PM

7. It's sort of a 'you had to be there' thing...

A 1970's-era skin product commercial used what became a classic advertising line, “Do you suffer from the heartbreak of psoriasis?” The term even became the title of a musical starring Divine:

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:29 PM

8. Yup

"There may be rogue cells, of course, trouble makers. Don't want
to conform... "

They're called "drummers"

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Response to guitar man (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:24 AM

9. I was thinking more along the lines of cells that

 

don't want to work for the good of the whole,
would rather go rogue
mavericky cells, right-winged cells.. like that.

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