After completing this exercise, you should be able to
1. name and locate the major components of a cell on a model or diagram and describe the general functions of these components;
2. prepare a wet mount of cells lining the inside of the cheek, stain the cells, and identify the major components of these cells;
3. locate cells on prepared slides of human tissues, and identify their major components;
4. identify major cellular components in a transmission electron micrograph.
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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.