By Donna Rae Siegfried, Maggie Norris

ISBN-10: 0470923261

ISBN-13: 9780470923269

Learn concerning the human physique from the interior out
Every 12 months, greater than 100,000 levels are accomplished in biology or biomedical sciences. Anatomy and body structure periods are required for those majors and?others corresponding to lifestyles sciences and chemistry, and also?for scholars on a pre-med track.?These classes?also?serve as beneficial electives as a result of value and relevance of this subject's content.?Anatomy and body structure For Dummies, 2d Edition, appeals to scholars and life-learners alike, as?a direction complement or just as a?guide to?this fascinating field?of?science.
With 25 percent?new and revised content material, together with up to date examples and references all through, readers of the hot variation will come to appreciate the meanings of phrases in anatomy and body structure, get to understand the body's anatomical constructions, and achieve perception into how the buildings and platforms functionality in ailment and health.* New examples, references, and case experiences* up to date details on how structures functionality in sickness and in healthiness* most recent wellbeing and fitness discovers and insights into how the physique works
Written in undeniable English and jam-packed with dozens of gorgeous illustrations, Anatomy & body structure For Dummies is your advisor to a stupendous voyage of the human physique.

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Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Big Picture The organs that “belong” to one system can have functions integral to another system. In fact, most organs contribute to more than one system. The blood vessels are an excellent example: They serve as a transportation network, delivering nutrients produced by the digestive system to the skeletal muscles to provide energy for locomotion and to the uterus to support the developing fetus. They remove the byproducts of the energy consumed in locomotion and by the fetus in development and carry them to the organs of the urinary system for excretion.

CT technology is still an active area of development. Major technology manufacturers maintain robust product lines of CT instruments and accoutrements for use in clinics and clinical research. Another class of imaging technologies uses radiation from within the body to create the images that show bodily processes — physiology as well as anatomy. A substance called a radiopharmaceutical, which combines a radioactive isotope and a drug, is administered to the patient. It travels to and concentrates in the anatomical structure of interest, and the drug is metabolized there.

The concentration of glucose in the blood must be high enough to ensure that the cells have enough fuel. However, extra glucose beyond the immediate needs of the cells can harm many important organs and tissues, especially where the vessels are tiny, as in the retina of the eye, the extremities (hands and, especially, feet), and the kidneys. Diabetes is a disease in which there is a chronic overconcentration of glucose in the blood. The amount of glucose in the blood is controlled mainly by the intestines (refer to Chapter 11) and by the hormone insulin.

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