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Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems

The Encyclopedia of the Human Body Systems provides an overview of

the physiology of the major organ systems of the body. For the purposes

of this book, a system is defined as an organ group that works to perform

a function for the body.

This book looks at 11 systems, with each chapter dedicated to exploring

a specific system. The first chapter of the book provides an overview

of the human body, including a look at its cellular foundation, chemical

composition, and how the body is organized as well as an explanation of

anatomical terms used to describe different areas of the human body.

The subsequent chapters then focus on each of the systems. The purpose

of this organization is so that readers can understand the basics of the

human body and then go on to learn about each system.

The primary organs and functions of each system that are covered in

this book’s chapters are outlined below, as well in Table A. It’s important

to note that while each system does have its own distinct function, the systems

interact with each other and rely on the organs of other systems to

function properly.




Contents

VOLUME ONE

About the Editor and Contributors, vii

Introduction, ix

CHAPTER 1

The Building Blocks of the Human Body, 1

Julie McDowell

CHAPTER 2

The Circulatory System, 23

Leslie Mertz

CHAPTER 3

The Digestive System, 85

Michael Windelspecht

CHAPTER 4

The Endocrine System, 151

Stephanie Watson and Kelli Miller Stacy

CHAPTER 5

The Integumentary System, 207

Julie McDowell

CHAPTER 6

The Lymphatic System, 223

Julie McDowell and Michael Windelspecht

Glossary, 273

Select Bibliography, 317

Index, I-1–I-30

VOLUME TWO

CHAPTER 7

The Muscular System, 323

Amy Adams

CHAPTER 8

The Nervous System, 379

Julie McDowell

CHAPTER 9

The Reproductive System, 453

Kathryn H. Hollen

CHAPTER 10

The Respiratory System, 497

David Petechuk

CHAPTER 11

The Skeletal System, 547

Evelyn Kelly

CHAPTER 12

The Urinary System, 599

Stephanie Watson

Glossary, 619

Select Bibliography, 663

Index, I-1–I-30

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