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Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology , Tenth by David Shier

By David Shier

Designed for the one-semester anatomy and body structure direction, "Hole's necessities of Human Anatomy and body structure" assumes no past technology wisdom and helps center themes with medical functions, making tough suggestions proper to scholars pursuing careers within the allied future health box. The exceptional educating procedure is very potent in supplying scholars with an effective figuring out of the $64000 options in anatomy and body structure.

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Finally, we excrete wastes from the body. All of these processes involve metabolism (me˘-tab′o-lizm), the sum total of all of the chemical reactions in the body that break substances down and build them up. The reactions of metabolism enable us to acquire and use energy to fuel life processes. 1 summarizes the characteristics of life. 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE Before beginning a more detailed study of anatomy and physiology, it is helpful to consider some of the traits humans share with other organisms, particularly with other animals.

A thin visceral pericardium covers the heart’s surface and is separated from a thicker parietal pericardium by a small volume of fluid. The pericardial cavity (see figs. 10) is the potential space between these membranes. In the abdominopelvic cavity, the lining membranes are called peritoneal (per′′ı˘-to-ne′al) membranes. A parietal peritoneum lines the wall, and a visceral peritoneum covers each organ in the abdominal cavity (fig. 11). The peritoneal cavity is the potential space between these membranes.

21. Write complete sentences using each of the following terms to correctly describe the relative locations of specific body parts: (p. 14) a. Superior g. Proximal b. Inferior h. Distal c. Anterior i. Superficial d. Posterior j. Peripheral e. Medial k. Deep f. 7 6. If a patient complained of a “stomachache” and pointed to the umbilical region as the site of discomfort, which organs located in this region might be the source of the pain? 22. Sketch the outline of a human body, and use lines to indicate each of the following sections: (p.

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