Diagrams similar to those in a textbook often are used as aids for reviewing subject matter. Other illustrations provide visual instructions for performing steps in procedures or are used to identify parts of instruments or specimens. Micrographs are included to help students identify microscopic structures or to evaluate student understanding of tissues.
In some exercises, the figures include line drawings that are suitable for students to color with colored pencils. This activity may motivate students to observe the illustrations more carefully and help them to locate the special features represented in the figures. Students can check their work by referring to the corresponding full-color illustrations in a textbook.
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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.