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Does the tailbone (coccyx) serve a present function? A few people have been born with tail appendages, right?

Because of evolution, I know that the human anatomy is comprised of a few vestigial elements, and the tailbone (coccyx) is listed among one of them. But doesn't the tailbone still serve a present ...
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Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? What is the function of the sweat in this process?

Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? I have noticed that when I or my significant other gets a bout of diarrhea -- that sweating often manifests itself too (moments before and during the ...
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What are the functions of these parts of the brain (MRI)?

This is an MRI images of my brain. There are three red arrows pointing at there parts of the brain. I would like to the functions of these three parts, Please? Are they control motion, speaking, ...
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What is the function of goosebumps in human anatomy? It happens when it's cold, scary, or euphoric, but WHY?

We've all experienced it when we hear a chilling tale that scares us or we get out of the pool and there is a crisp breeze or simply something unbelievably emotionally positive is occurring (a sense ...
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Why do only men have Adam's Apples? What is it? What function does it serve?

Why do only men have Adam's Apples? What is it? I mean, I know what it looks like, but I don't understand what it is made up of and what role it plays in the male body. Is it the larynx?? What ...
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Are yawns and hiccups pscyhosomatically contagious or are they just reflexes/impulses?

Are yawns and hiccups pscyhosomatically contagious or are they just independent reflexes? I've always been told growing up, "yawns are contagious" or "you gave your hiccups to me." Is there any truth ...
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What is the purpose of synovial fluid?

What is the purpose of synovial fluid? From what I understand, this fluid is associated with proper joint-functioning. Not sure if this is accurate. I am curious to learn about its purpose and how it ...