Learning Objectives

After completing this exercise, you should be able to

1. locate and name the major body cavities and identify the membranes associated with each cavity;

2. name the organ systems of the human organism;

3. list the organs included within each system and locate the organs in a dissectible torso;

4. describe the general functions of each system;

5. define the terms used to describe the relative positions of body parts;

6. define the terms used to identify body sections and identify the plane along which a particular specimen is cut;

7. define the terms used to identify body regions.

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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