the complexities of the
nervous system
Chapter 7
presents the major structures and functions of both
central and peripheral nervous systems
Chapter 8
focuses on
somatic senses
and special
senses. The
endocrine system
is introduced in
ter 9
and effectively organizes this complex system by
the major functions of each endocrine gland.
10 and 11
are devoted to the
cardiovascular sys-
. The components of blood, the importance and
process of clotting, and the difference in blood types
and their importance in health care are covered in
chapter 10. Chapter 11 features the dynamic functions
of the heart and the structures and processes, such as
capillary exchange, of the circulatory system.
lymphatic system and immunity
, overviews
the crucial functions of this system and highlights its
connection to major health issues such as allergies,
autoimmune disease, and HIV.
Chapter 13
respiratory system
and its important role in the
exchange of gases.
Chapter 14
introduces the many
structures of the
digestive system
, the breakdown
and absorption of nutrients through metabolism and
a basic understanding of the role of nutrition in main-
taining a healthy body.
Chapter 15
covers the
nary system
and its important function of removing
wastes from the body. In addition, fluid, electrolyte,
and acid-base balance is discussed in this chapter. The
Chapter 16
overviews both the male and female
reproductive systems
and their role in the continua-
tion of human life.
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Anatomy and Physiology
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