Up to 30 cm

30-200 |im

50-100 |im


10-100 |m

3-6 |im

14 |im

Major location

Skeletal muscles

Walls of hollow organs

Wall of the heart

Major function

Movement of bones at joints; maintenance of posture

Movement of walls of hollow organs; peristalsis

Pumping action of the heart

Cellular characteristics

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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