Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction
A vast subject that includes a strange vocabulary and an apparent mass of facts, human anatomy can at first appear confusing and off-putting. But the basic construction of the human body - the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensory systems, and anatomy for breathing and swallowing - is vital for anyone studying medicine, biology, and health studies. In thisVery Short Introduction Leslie Klenerman provides a clear, concise, and accessible introduction to the structure, function, and main systems of the human body, including a number of clear and simple illustrations to explain the key areas.
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The development of anatomy
The skeleton and its attachments
The vital systems
Communication and control
The head and neck
The trunkabdomen and pelvis
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