Anatomy and Physiology: From Science to Life Hardcover (3rd by Gerard J. Tortora, Gail Jenkins

By Gerard J. Tortora, Gail Jenkins

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Organs usually have a recognizable shape, are composed of two or more different types of tissues, and have specific functions. Examples of organs include the skin, bones, stomach, heart, liver, lungs, and brain. 1 shows how several tissues make up the stomach. The stomach’s outer covering is a layer of epithelial tissue and connective tissue that reduces friction when the stomach moves and rubs against other organs. Underneath are three muscle tissue layers, which contract to churn and mix food and push it into the next digestive organ, the small intestine.

All parts of the human body functioning together constitute the total organism—a single living person. In the chapters that follow, you will study the anatomy and physiology of the major body systems. 1 introduces the components and functions of these systems in the order they are discussed in this book. As you study the body systems, you will discover how they work together to maintain health, protect you from disease, and allow for reproduction of the human species. You will also discover that all body systems influence one another.

6 Blood pressure is regulated by neural and hormonal negative feedback systems. 7 Measurement of the pulse and blood pressure helps assess cardiovascular system function. 2 Lymph flows through lymphatic capillaries, lymphatic vessels, and lymph nodes. 3 The lymphatic organs and tissues include the thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, and lymphatic follicles. 4 Innate immunity includes external physical and chemical barriers and various internal defenses. 5 The complement system destroys microbes through phagocytosis, cytolysis, and inflammation.

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