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How the Human Body Works
An ideal complement to Human Body On File "TM": Anatomy, Human Body On File "TM": Physiology presents all the physiological processes of the body in visual detail. The collection shows with clarity how the body's systems and components function.
It illustrates the answers to such questions as: -- What happens to cells that are cancerous?-- How do the sense organs work?-- How do broken bones and wounds heal?-- What happens when a muscle is pulled?-- What is an upset stomach?-- How do antibodies work and what happens when they fail?-- Why do we need to eat?-- What causes "mouthwatering?"
A special thirty-two-page supplement links this resource with its companion volume, Human Body On File "TM": Anatomy (see page 206). Together, the two volumes provide the most comprehensive source of reproducible images of the human body.
Partial Table ofContents:
Epithelial Tissues: Stratified Epithelia
Generalized Human Cell: Structure
Life Cycle of a Cell
Mitosis: Prophase to Metaphase
Sex-linked Genes and Genetic Disorders
The Skeletal System
How Bones Heal
Disorders of the Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Types of Muscle Tissue
Types of Muscle Contraction
The Circulatory System
The Blood-clotting Mechanism
The Lymphatic System
The Immune and Defense Systems
Nonspecific Defense System: Inflammation and Fever
Lymphatic System: Vessels
The Respiratory System
External and Internal Respiration
Disorders of the Respiratory System
The Digestive System
Alimentary Canal Wall: Structure
Saliva and Salivation
The Nervous System
The Ear: How We Balance
Disorders of the Nervous System
The Urinary System
Structure and Function of a Nephron
How the Kidneys Control Blood Pressure
The Endocrine System
Glands and Hormones
The Effects of Stress
The Reproductive System
The Ovarian Cycle
Development of the Egg
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Skin and Temperature Regulation
Disorders of Skin and Hair.
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