Human Biology

Human Biology

A Text Book of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene

2nd Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: C. J. Wallis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141725

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Human Biology is a textbook on human biology and presents facts and details about a number of diseases as well as organ transplants, antibiotics, and anesthetics. Other topics include world food, drug addiction, smoking, and lung cancer and the effects of radioactivity. The important subject of environmental pollution is also discussed. Some of the common disorders and diseases of the various systems are mentioned at the end of the chapters in addition to the characteristics of certain specified diseases. Comprised of 34 chapters, this book begins with an overview of man and his origins, as well as human biology and the human body. The discussion then turns to cell structure and tissues; the skin; the skeletal system; and joints. The biochemistry of foodstuffs is also examined, along with digestion and the alimentary system; the cardiovascular system; maintenance of body temperature; the genital system and reproduction; and hormones and the endocrine system. In addition, the book considers antibiotics, drugs, and anesthetics, as well as vectors and other parasites affecting humans. This monograph is intended for student nurses and potential medical students, as well as for non-science students and general readers who wish to learn something about the human body and its health.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword to the Second Edition



    I What is Man?

    II Cell Structure and Tissues

    III The Skin

    IV The Skeletal System

    V Joints

    VI Movement and the Muscular System

    VII The Biochemistry of Foodstuffs

    VIII Digestion and the Alimentary System

    IX The Cardio-Vascular System I

    The Structure and Functions of Blood

    X The Cardio-Vascular System II

    The Heart and the Structure of Blood Vessels

    XI The Cardio-Vascular System III

    The Circulation of the Blood

    XII The Cardio-Vascular System IV

    The Chief Blood Vessels of the Body

    XIII The Lymphatic System and the Spleen

    XIV Breathing, Respiration and Voice

    XV Excretion and the Urinary System

    XVI The Maintenance of Body Temperature

    XVII The Genital System and Reproduction

    XVIII Inheritance, Variation and Race

    XIX The Cell and the Concepts of Molecular Biology

    XX Hormones and the Endocrine System

    XXI The Senses

    XXII The Nervous System

    XXIII Basal Metabolism, Food and Diet

    XXIV The Preservation and Protection of Food

    XXV Micro-Organisms and Infectious Diseases

    XXVI Antibiotics, Drugs and Anesthetics

    XXVII Vectors and Other Parasites Affecting Man

    XXVIII The Water Supply and its Protection

    XXIX Housing, Heating, Lighting and Ventilation

    XXX Disposal of Refuse and Sewage

    XXXI Pollution of the Environment

    XXXII Personal Hygiene

    XXXIII Health Services for the Community

    XXXIV Man in the World—Conclusion



Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141725

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C. J. Wallis

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