The Human Body: An Introduction to Structure and Function

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Thieme, 2004 - Medical - 708 pages
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This exceptional resource offers a broad review of the structure and function of the human body. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular organ system, providing medical and allied health students and professionals with quick and comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology.


  • All concepts are reinforced by detailed overviews at the beginning of each chapter, and summaries at the end
  • In-depth information on cell-biology, genetics, and human evolution provides a conceptual framework for understanding the human body
  • Detailed text complements 271 full-color illustrations to help readers visualize and grasp complex subjects
  • Key sections on how antioxidants and active substances in plants affect the digestive system

First year medical students and allied health professionals will benefit from the text's extensive scope and clear presentation. Knowledge of the human body's structures and functions is essential for every level of practice, and this indispensable guide is a definitive encyclopedia on the subject.

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The Digestive System m
The Kidneys and Urinary Tract
The Reproductive Organs M
Reproduction Development and Birth
Classification of the Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
The Autonomic Nervous System

Nerve Tissue
The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
The Locomotor System Musculoskeletal System
The Heart and Blood Vessels BHBBM
Blood the Immune System and Lymphoid Organs i
The Endocrine System i
The Respiratory System m
Chemical Neurotransmitters 672
The Skin and Its Appendages
Quantities and Units of Measurement
Glossary i

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About the author (2004)

Head, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michaels Hospital; Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCo-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Edge Therapeutics Inc.

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