These three siblings have each inherited PKU. The older two siblings—the girl in the wheelchair and the boy on the right—are mentally retarded because they were born before a diet that prevents symptoms became available. The child in the middle, although she also has inherited PKU, is of normal intelligence because she was lucky enough to have been born after the diet was invented.

Fetal Pig Genitourinary
Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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