Respiratory System

Stimulation of skin receptors may alter respiratory rate.

Stimulation of skin receptors may alter respiratory rate.

Urinary System

The kidneys help compensate for water and electrolytes lost in sweat.

The kidneys help compensate for water and electrolytes lost in sweat.

Cardiovascular System Reproductive System

Skin blood vessels play a role in regulating body temperature.

Skin blood vessels play a role in regulating body temperature.

Sensory receptors play an important role in sexual activity and in the suckling reflex.

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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