water balance (wot'er bal'ans) Condition in which the volume of water entering the body is equal to the volume leaving it. p. 859

water of metabolism (wot'er uv me-tab'o-lizm) Water produced as a by-product of metabolic processes. p. 859 white blood cell (whit blud sel) A cell that helps fight infection. p. 553 white muscle (whit mus'el) Fast-contracting skeletal muscle. p. 315 wild-type (wild-tip) A phenotype or allele that is the most common for a certain gene in a population. p. 983

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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