Lessons in Elementary Physiology

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Macmillan, 1892 - Human physiology - 403 pages
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Contents

Influence of circumstances on the rapidity of coagulation
13
Nature of the process of coagulation globulin fibrinogen
14
The physical qualities of the blood
15
The chemical composition of the blood
16
The spinal cord capable of converting impressions from without into muscular contractions
17
Special sensations
18
The tissues are constantly being renewed
19
The renewal is effected by means of the alimentary apparatus which converts food into nutriment and by
20
Organs of circulation which distribute the nutri ment over the body
21
Composition of stationary
22
The excretory organs drain waste matters from the body
23
Double function of the lungs
24
The nervous system combines the action of the various organs
25
Life and death
26
Local death constantly going on in the body
27
General deathdeath of the body as a whole and death of the tissues
28
Modes of death
29
Decomposition and diffusion
30
Dentine enamel and cement
31
The two influences deprivation of oxygen and accumulation of carbonic acid
32
Importance of the former
33
Necessity for an abundance of fresh
34
frogs foot
56
The Lymph
75
LESSON II
77
LESSON XI
97
The blood a highly complex product derived from all parts of the body
100
LESSON V
106
LESSON VI
133
THE FUNCTION OF ALIMENTATION Pp 143168
143
APPENDIX
162
Digestion in the large intestine
164
LESSON VII
169
The vital eddy The source of the active powers of the economy
170
LESSON VIII
201
Reflex action Sensations and consciousness 4 Subjective sensations 5 The muscular sense
203
Structure of a muscular fibre 36 Development of a muscular fibre
349
TABLE OF ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSTANTS Pp 365370
365
Digestion
367
Circulation IV Respiration
368
Cutaneous excretions VI Renal excretion VII Nervous action VIII Histology
369
The organs of motion are cilia and muscles 3 Cilia
370
Muscles Muscular contraction Rigor mortis 5 Hollow muscles
380
Muscles attached to levers The three orders of levers
390
Distribution of arterial blood
393
The nature and arrangement of the capillaries
1
Structure and properties of arteries and veins
2
Differences between arteries and veins
3
Structure and function of the valves of the veins
4
The Lymphatics
5
The Lacteals
6
A general view of the way in which the vessels are arranged in the body and are connected with the heart
7
The Heart its connexions and structure the peri cardium and endocardium the auricles and ventricles
8
Necessity for the renewal of the air in the lungs
9
Its valves their structure action and purpose
10
Its systole and diastole
11
The amount of work done by the lungs
12
The mechanism of the respiratory movements The elasticity of the lungs
13
Contractility of the walls of the bronchial tubes Ciliary action
14
Movements of the chestwalls The intercostal
15
The diaphragm
16
other
21
Properties of muscular fibres
37
Nonstriated muscular tissue
38
Cardiac muscular tissue
39
Nervous tissue Structure of a nerve
40
Structure of nerve fibres
41
Structure of nerve cells in anterior cornu
42
Structure of nerve cells of spinal ganglia
43
Nonmcdullated nerve fibres
44
Spinal cord Brain Olfactory and optic nerves
45

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