Focus on Human Biology
In an effort to enhance the way students think about life, their bodies and what it means to be human, this book introduces human biology from biochemical basics to traditional body systems. This helps students prepare for many complex issues facing them today.
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Basic Themes in Human Biology
The Structure of the Scientific
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action potential active adrenal allele amino acids antibodies antigens areas arteries atoms axons bacteria blood pressure blood vessels body body's bone brain calcium called cancer capillaries cause cavity cell membrane cell's cellular cellular respiration centrioles Chapter chemical chromatids chromosomes connective tissue contains contractions cortex cytoplasm damage digestive disease division electrons energy enzymes female Figure fluid functions genes genetic glands glucose growth hair heart hormone human hydrogen hypothalamus immune infection intestine ions joint kidney layer Learning Focus liver lobe lungs male meiosis metabolic mitosis molecules mRNA nerve signals nervous system neurons normal nucleotides nucleus nutrients organs ovum oxygen pairs percent pituitary plants plasma produce protein reactions receptors red blood cells release reproduction respiratory response secrete sensory sexual skeletal skin sodium species sperm spinal cord stimulates structure substances sugar surface synapses tion tube tubule urine ventricles viruses vitamin