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Macmillan, 1874 - Human body - 132 pages

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Page 128 - ... all these several ways the things into which it is burnt, into which it is oxidized, are the same. Whatever be the steps, the end is always water, carbonic acid, ammonia, and salts. These are the things which are always being formed in the blood through the oxidation of the body, these are the things of which the body has always to be getting rid. In addition to the water which comes from the oxidation of the solids of the body, we are always taking in an immense quantity of water; partly because...
Page 79 - ... between the ventricle and the aorta. These let the blood pass one way and not the other. You can easily drive fluid from the pulmonary veins through auricle and ventricle into the aorta, but you cannot send it back the other way from the aorta. These then are the reasons why the blood will only pass one way, the way I said it did. There are sets of valves opening one way and shutting the other. These valves are the tricuspid between the right auricle and right ventricle, the pulmonary semilunar...
Page 71 - ... a style passed into the coronary vein; RV cavity of right ventricle ; tv, tv, two flaps of the tricuspid valve : the third is dimly seen behind them, the style a passing between the three. Between the two flaps, and attached to them by...
Page 47 - Red and White Corpuscles of the Blood magnified, A . Moderately magnified. The red corpuscles are seen lying in rows like rolls of coins ; at a and a are seen two white corpuscles. B. Red corpuscles much more highly magnified, seen in face ; C. ditto, seen in profile; D. ditto, in rows, rather more highly magnified; . a red corpuscle swollen into a sphere by imbibition of water.
Page 18 - I. the alimentary canal represented as a simple straight tube ; H, the heart ; D, the diaphragm. B, a transverse vertical section of the head taken along the line ab ; letters as before.
Page 33 - Some little way above the elbow-joint it ends in a small round strong tendon which slips over the front of the elbow and is fastened to, ie grows on to, the radius at some little distance below the joint (Fig. 3, P). The upper part of the muscular belly ends a little below the shoulder, not in one tendon but in two l tendons (Fig. 3, a), which gliding over the end of the humerus are fastened to the shoulder-blade (or scapula as it is called), into which the humerus fits with a joint. We have then...

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