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The Human Body - Faller / Schuenke


The Human Body - Faller / Schuenke

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This exceptional resource offers a broad review of the structure and function of the human body. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular organ system, providing medical and allied health students and professionals with quick and comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology. Features: - All concepts are reinforced by detailed overviews at the beginning of each chapter, and summaries at the end - In-depth information on cell-biology, genetics, and human evolution provides a conceptual framework for understanding the human body - Detailed text complements 271 full-color illustrations to help readers visualize and grasp complex subjects - Key sections on how antioxidants and active substances in plants affect the digestive system First year medical students and allied health professionals will benefit from the text's extensive scope and clear presentation. Knowledge of the human body's structures and functions is essential for every level of practice, and this indispensable guide is a definitive encyclopedia on the subject. CONTENTS: Biology of the Cell Genetics and Evolution Tissues The Locomotive Apparatus (Musculo-skeletal System) The Heart and Blood Vessels Blood, the Immune System and Lymphatic Organs The Endocrine System (Hormonal Glands) The Respiratory System (Breathing) The Digestive System The Kidneys and Urinary Tract The Organs of Reproduction Reproduction, Development and Birth Central and Peripheral Nervous System Vegetative Nervous System (Autonomic System) Sense Organs The Skin and Associated Structures Abbreviations, Measurements Glossary Index

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