Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 697 pages
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Our physical bodies have attributes and capabilities that are truly amazing. Would you believe there are about 100,000 miles of myelinated nerve fibers in your brain, or that you'll shed roughly 40 pounds of skin in your lifetime? Even after centuries of study, some higher-level functions of the human body are still not completely understood. This volume provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to each of the systems of the human body, exploring all organ systems of the human body: the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems.

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User Review  - Rebecca Raszewski - Book Verdict

The goal of this set is to give an overview of the physiology of all 11 human body systems. Chapter 1 offers an introduction to the human body; the following chapters are based on each body system and ... Read full review

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Julie McDowell is a science and health care journalist based in Washington, DC.

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