Handy Anatomy Answer Book

ISBN-10: 1578591902

ISBN-13: 9781578591909

Edition: 3rd 2008

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From basic biology to the lymphatic system to human growth and development, this comprehensive reference—organized by systems of the body—makes the sometimes perplexing nature of anatomy understandablenbsp;through an engaging question-and-answer format. In addition to the science itself, the people and history behind anatomy are discussed. More thannbsp;1,200 questions are answered, includingDo identical twins have the same fingerprints? What are the primary sensations of taste?What is the integumentary system?andHow many bones are in the human body?
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Visual Editions
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

James Bobickhas been a science librarian for more than 30 years. He has master's degrees in biology and library science.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Background Facts
History
Levels of Organization
Anatomical Terminology
Imaging Techniques
Basic Biology
Chemistry for Biology
Biological Compounds
Cells
Tissues
Membranes
Homeostasis
Integumentary System
Introduction
Skin Structure
Skin Function
Nails
Hair
Accessory Glands
Skeletal System
Introduction
Bone Basics
Axial Skeleton
Appendicular Skeleton
Joints
Muscular System
Introduction
Organization of Muscles
Muscle Structure
Muscle Function
Nervous System
Introduction
Neuron Function
Central Nervous System
The Brain
Spinal Cord
Peripheral Nervous System: Somatic Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System: Autonomic Nervous System
Learning and Memory
Sleep and Dreams
Sensory System
Introduction
Smell
Taste
Hearing
Vision
Endocrine System
Introduction
Hormones
Pituitary Gland
Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Adrenal Glands
Pancreas
Pineal Gland
Reproductive Organs
Other Sources of Hormones
Cardiovascular System
Introduction
Blood
The Heart
Blood Vessels
Circulation
Lymphatic System
Introduction
Lymphatic Vessels and Organs
Nonspecific Defenses
Specific Defenses
Allergies
Respiratory System
Introduction
Structure and Function
Respiration and Breathing
Sound Production
Digestive System
Introduction
Upper Gastro-Intestinal Tract
Lower Gastro-Intestinal Tract
Accessory Glands
Metabolism and Nutrition
Urinary System
Introduction
Kidneys
Accessory Organs
Urine and Its Formation
Reproductive System
Introduction
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
Sexual Response and Conception
Human Growth and Development
Introduction
Prenatal Development-Embryonic Period
Prenatal Development-Fetal Stage
Birth and Lactation
Postnatal Development
Glossary
Index
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