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Physiology demystified / Dale Pierre Layman.

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  • ISBN: 0071438289 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: xvii 411 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2004]

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General Note:
"A self-teaching guide"--Cover.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
PART 1: THE GOLDEN PATH OF BODY FUNCTION: Physiology: our life is a path through bodyspace -- Control of the internal environment: a story of feedback and homeostasis -- Tests: Part 1 -- PART 2: FUNCTIONS AT THE CHEMICAL AND CELLULAR LEVELS: Chemical functions: "Hey! We've got dirt moving around in our body basement!" -- The cell: a tiny arena of life -- Test: Part 2 -- PART 3: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF SKIN, BONE, AND MUSCLE: Working the human "hard" drives: the physiology of skins and skeletons -- "Gentlemen, fire up your engines!" : the physiology of neurons and muscle fibers -- Test: Part 3 -- PART 4: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NERVES AND GLANDS: "What happens when we step on a nail?": the physiology of nerves and reflexes -- Glands: physiology of the "ductless acorns" -- Test: Part 4 -- PART FIVE: AIR AND FLUID TRANSPORT: THE CIRCULATORY, LYMPH, AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS: Physiology of the circulatory system: mover of the blood in a "little circle" -- The physiology of blood: helps it walk with a "lymph" -- The respiratory system: makes you "breathe again" -- Test: Part 5 -- PART 6: PHYSIOLOGY FROM "THE LAND DOWN UNDER": THE DIGESTIVE AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEMS: The digestive system: a miraculous "grinder"! -- The genitourinary system system: it allows us to release fluids and "beget" new life! -- Test: Part 6 -- Final exam -- Answers to quiz, test, and exam questions.
Subject: Physiology.
Human physiology.

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