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In its skin, glands secrete tetrodotoxin when the fish is irritated by something. Tetrodotoxin can be found in the liver of this fish as well, and the scientists have yet to answer the question of why the nervous system of the fish remains immune to such potent poison. The presence of tetrodotoxin was detected not only in fugu. It is also synthesized in certain species of salamanders, frogs, gastropods, crabs, and starfish. Some species of octopuses have tetrodotoxin secreted by glands located in suckers, so a "handshake" from such a creature is a real danger even for a human being.
The blood motion across the vessels is a rather complicated process. The wall of the aorta, as well as the walls of all other arteries, is highly elastic: its Young's modulus is 105times smaller than that of metals. Therefore, when blood enters the aorta, the latter starts expanding until the blood inflow stops. After this, the elasticity of the expanded aorta wall, seeking to bring the aorta back to its initial dimensions, squeezes the blood out into the artery section, more distant from the heart (the reverse flow is hindered by the aortic valve of the heart).
They studied pulse at several points rather than at a single point on a wrist (as we do now). Sometimes there were as many as ten such points. Chinese physicians drew distinctions between 28 types of pulse: superficial, deep, rare, frequent, thin, excessive, free, tough, strained, and so on. " The ease of pulse measurement (no instruments are needed except for a stopwatch) makes it one of the main indicators of one's state of health even at present. The propagating wave of deformation of the artery walls got to be known as a pulse wave.