Our marvelous bodies : an introduction to the physiology of human health / Gary F. Merrill.Material type: TextPublication details: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008. Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813544700; 081354470X; 1281776475; 9781281776471; 9786611776473; 6611776478Subject(s): Human physiology | Physiological Phenomena | MEDICAL -- Physiology | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology | MEDICAL -- General | Human physiologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Our marvelous bodies.DDC classification: 612 LOC classification: QP34.5 | .M487 2008ebNLM classification: QT 104Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index.
The foundation -- Understanding the mammalian nervous system -- The endocrine system and physiological communication -- The cardiovascular system and the blood -- Health and the respiratory system -- Kidneys and renal physiology -- The gastrointestinal system -- The reproductive system -- The immune system -- Muscle function -- Integrated physiological responses -- For the record.
Our Marvelous Bodies offers a unique perspective on the structure, function, and care of the major systems of the human body. Unlike other texts that use a strictly scientific approach, physiologist Gary F. Merrill relays medical facts alongside personal stories that help students relate to and apply the information. Readers learn the basics of feedback control systems, homeostasis, and physiological gradients. These principles apply to an understanding of the body?s functioning under optimal, healthy conditions, and they provide insight into states of acute and chronic illness. Separate chapt.