Explain how the primary germ layers originate and list the structures each layer produces.

Describe the formation and function of the placenta.

Define fetus and describe the major events that occur during the fetal stage of development.

Trace the general path of blood through the fetal circulatory system.

Describe the major circulatory and physiological adjustments that occur in the newborn.

Name the stages of development between the neonatal period and death, and list the general characteristics of each stage.

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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