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INTRODUCTION,
THE SKELETON,

Structure and Mechanism of Joints,

Physiology of the Tissues,
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE BODY,
FOOD,
DIGESTION,
ABSORPTION, .
BLOOD,
CIRCULATION OF Blool),
RESPIRATION,
ANIMAL HEAT,
SECRETION,

Mammary Glands,

Vascular or Ductless Glands, .
EXCRETION,

Kidneys,
Liver,

Skin,
NERVOUS SYSTEM,

Properties and Functions of Nerves, .
Cranial Nerves,
Spinal Cord,
Spinal Nerves,
Medulla Oblongata,

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168 Crura Cerebri,

168 Corpora Quadrigemina,

169 Corpora Striata and Optic Thalami,

170 Cerebellum,

171 Cerebrum,

173 Sympathetic Nervous System,

184 SENSE OF TOUCH,

188 SENSE OF TASTE,

189 SENSE OF SMELL,

191 SENSE OF SIGHT, .

191 SENSE OF HEARING, VOICE AND SPEECH, REPRODUCTION,

213 Generative Organs of the Female, .

213 Generative Organs of the Male, .

216 Development of Accessory Structures,

217 Development of the Embryo, . TABLE OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSTANTS,

228 TABLE SHOWING RELATION OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OF THE

METRIC SYSTEM TO APPROXIMATE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY.

INTRODUCTION. Definitions.-If the body of any animal be dissected, it will be found to be composed of organs, such as the heart, stomach, lungs, brain, etc.; these organs again, upon a closer examination, will be found to be composed of simpler structures, known as tissues; e. g., epithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous. A description of the several organs which make up the body of any animal, their external form, their internal arrangement, their relations to each other, constitutes the science of ANIMAL ANATOMY. This may naturally be divided into1. Comparative Anatomy, the object of which is a comparison of the

structures of two or more animals, with a view of determining their

points of resemblance or dissimilarity. 2. Special Anatomy, the object of which is the investigation of the

construction, form, and arrangement of the organs and tissues of any individual animal. The study of the tissues, their properties, and minute structure constitutes that branch of anatomy known as His

TOLOGY.

Human Anatomy is that department of anatomical science which has for its object the investigation of the construction of the human body.

Animal Physiology is a study of the vital phenomena exhibited by the organs and tissues of which the body of any animal is composed. This may be divided into -1. Comparative Physiology, the province of which is a comparison of the vital phenomena exhibited by the various structures of two or more

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