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The human body book

Author: Steve Parker
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An overview of human anatomy and physiology covers every system of the human body, examining the structure and functions of organs, tissues, cells, muscles, and bones, and discusses more than two hundred diseases and disorders.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Parker
ISBN: 9780756628659 0756628652
OCLC Number: 124038971
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying DVD-ROM (PC): Intel or AMD processor; Windows 98, 2000, or XP; soundcard; 24-bit color display; screen resolution 1024x768.; System requirements for accompanying DVD-ROM (Macintosh): G4, G5, or Intel processor; OS X; soundcard; 24-bit color display; screen resolution 1024x768.
Contents: Integrated body : Introduction ; Imaging the body ; Body systems ; Support and movement ; Information processing ; The fluid body ; Equilibrium ; Body systems to cells ; The cell ; DNA ; The genome ; Cell types and tissues --
Skeletal system : Skeleton ; Bone structure ; Joints ; Skull ; Spine ; Ribs, pelvis, hands, and feet ; Bone disorders ; Joint disorders --
Muscular system : Muscles of the body ; Muscles of the face, head, and neck ; Muscles and tendons ; Muscle and tendon disorders --
Nervous system : Nervous system ; Nerves and neurons ; Nerve impulses ; Brain ; Brain structures ; Primitive brain ; Spinal cord ; Peripheral nerves ; Autonomic nervous system ; Memory, thoughts, and emotions ; Touch, taste, and smell ; Ears, hearing, and balance ; Eyes and vision ; Cerebrovascular disorders ; Brain injury, infection, and tumors ; Ear and eye disorders --
Endocrine system : endocrine anatomy ; Hormone producers ; Hormonal action ; Hormonal disorders --
Cardiovascular system : cardiovascular anatomy ; Blood and blood vessels ; Heart structure ; How the heart beats ; Coronary artery disease ; Heart muscle disorders ; Structural disorders ; Circulatory and heart-rate disorders --
Respiratory system : Respiratory anatomy ; Lungs ; Gas exchange ; Breathing and vocalization ; Respiratory disorders --
Skin, hair, and nails : Skin, hair, and nail structure ; Skin and epithelial tissues ; Skin injury and disorders --
Lymph and immunity : Lymph and immune systems ; Immune system ; Inflammatory response ; Fighting infections ; Allergies ; HIV-AIDS ; Autoimmune and lymphatic disorders --
Digestive system : Digestive anatomy ; Mouth and throat ; Stomach and small intestine ; Liver, gallbladder, and pancreas ; Large intestine ; Digestion ; Nutrients and metabolism ; Upper digestive tract disorders ; Liver, gallbladder, and pancreas disorders ; Lower digestive tract disorders --
Urinary system : Urinary anatomy ; Kidney structure ; Urinary disorders --
Reproduction and life cycle : Male reproductive system ; Female reproductive system ; Conception to embryo ; Fetal development ; Preparing for birth ; Labor ; Delivery ; After the birth ; Growth and development ; Puberty ; Aging ; Inheritance ; Patterns of inheritance ; Female reproductive disorders ; Male reproductive disorders ; Sexually transmitted infections ; Infertility disorders ; Pregnancy and labor disorders ; Inherited disorders ; Cancer --
Glossary --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Steve Parker ; foreword by Robert Winston.

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An overview of human anatomy and physiology covers every system of the human body, examining the structure and functions of organs, tissues, cells, muscles, and bones, and discusses more than two hundred diseases and disorders.

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