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Learn in regards to the human physique from the interior out
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With 25 percent?new and revised content material, together with up to date examples and references all through, readers of the hot variation will come to appreciate the meanings of phrases in anatomy and body structure, get to understand the body's anatomical constructions, and achieve perception into how the constructions and structures functionality in illness and health.* New examples, references, and case stories* up-to-date info on how structures functionality in affliction and in health and wellbeing* most modern wellbeing and fitness discovers and insights into how the physique works
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The life processes of the organism are built and maintained at several physical levels, which biologists call levels of organization: the cellular level, the tissue level, the organ level, the organ system level, and the organism level (see Figure 1-4). In this section, we review these levels, starting at the bottom. Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Big Picture Tissues Atoms Molecules Organ Cells Organism Organ System Figure 1-4: Levels of organization in the human body. 23 24 Part I: Locating Physiology on the Web of Knowledge Level I: The cellular level If you examine a sample of any human tissue under a microscope, you see cells, possibly millions of cells.
Cranial cavity contains brain Dorsal cavity Thoracic cavity Diaphragm Spinal cavity contains spinal cord Ventral cavity Abdominal cavity Abdominopelvic cavity Pelvic cavilty Figure 1-3: The body’s cavities. 21 22 Part I: Locating Physiology on the Web of Knowledge The dorsal cavity consists of two cavities that contain the central nervous system. The first is the cranial cavity, the space within the skull that holds your brain. The second is the spinal cavity, the space within the vertebrae where the spinal cord runs through your body.
For example, the stomach is an organ that has the specific physiological function of breaking down food. By definition, an organ is made up of at least two different tissue types; many organs contain tissues of all four types. Although we can name and describe all four tissue types that make up all organs, as we do in the preceding section, listing all the organs in the body wouldn’t be so easy. Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Big Picture The organs that “belong” to one system can have functions integral to another system.