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The human body : a visual guide to human anatomy

Author: Sarah Brewer
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Human Body provides a spectacular visual explanation of the human body and how it works.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Brewer
ISBN: 9780857388476 0857388479
OCLC Number: 747742986
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: THE CELL: Cell metabolism; DNA; Cell division; Formation of tissues and organs. INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM: Skin, hair and nails. SKELETAL SYSTEM: Bones of the body; Bone structure; Joints; Skull; Spinal column; Thorax; Shoulder and upper limbs; Pelvis and lower limbs; Hands and feet. MUSCULAR SYSTEM: Major muscles; Muscle tissue; Skeletal muscle types; Muscles of the head and neck; Muscles moving the eye. NERVOUS SYSTEM: Nervous system; Nerve cells; How nerve cells communicate; External views of the brain; Internal views of the brain; Brain function; Spinal cord; Cranial nerve; Cranial nerve function; Spinal nerves; Five senses; Eyes and vision; Touch; Pain; Nose and smelling; Ears and hearing; Tongue and tasting. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: Upper respiratory system; Respiratory reflexes; Lower respiratory system. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: Cardiovascular system; Heart; Phases of the heartbeat; Blood circulation; Blood. IMMUNE SYSTEM: Immune system; Immune cells; Inflammatory and immune responses; Complement proteins; Interferons; Inflammation and wound healing. ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: Endocrine glands; Hypothalamus and pituitary axis; Thyroid gland; Adrenal gland; Pancreas. DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: Digestive organs; Mouth; Stomach; Small intestines; Large intestines. HEPATIC SYSTEM: Hepatic system; Gallbladder; Liver. URINARY SYSTEM: Urinary structures; Kidneys. REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM: Male reproductive system; Female reproductive system; Sex cells; Conception; Creation of the embryo; Pregnancy; First trimester; Second trimester; Third trimester; Childbirth; Maturation and the ageing process. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Sarah Brewer.

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