Fundamentals

1. Terminology 1

2. Microscopy 12

3. Cell Structure and Function 21

4. Mitosis 25

5. Histology 29

Epithelial 29

Connective (other than bone) 32

SYSTEMS OF THE HUMAN BODY

6. The Integument 42

THE SKELETAL SYSTEM

7. Osseous Tissue 47

8. The Skeletal Plan 50

9. The Axial Skeleton: The Skull 57

10. The Axial Skeleton: The Vertebral Column 72

11. The Appendicular Skeleton 80

12. Articulations 93

THE SKELETAL MUSCLES

13. Muscle Tissue and the Neuromuscular Junction 98

14. Body Movements 107

15. Cat Dissection: Skin Removal Ill

16. Muscles of the Trunk and Shoulder 116

17. Head and Neck Muscles 123

18. Arm Muscles 128

19. Leg Muscles 133

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

20. The Digestive System

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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