Unit 2 Discussion SC131 - Certain organs and structures in...

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Certain organs and structures in the human body can be replaced if damaged. The heart happens to be one of those organs;however, finding a matching donor can be very difficult due to the limited supply. In 1982, the first artificial heart wassuccessfully implanted into a human. Synthetic or artificial organs have always been sought after and now modern medicine isable to supply them. Early designs of artificial hearts date back to the late 1940s and over the years different models have eachshown flaw that have prevent successful use. Over the last decade, artificial hearts have been used as temporary or evenpermanent fixtures depending on the situation.Research further on the use and availability of artificial organs. Then, in your main post, answer the following discussion topics:List any organs or body parts that scientists can now artificially grow in a lab specifically for anindividual. Explain how this is done.
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