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  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The primary function of blood is to supply nutrients and constitutional elements to tissues and to remove waste products. Blood also enables cells and different substances to be transported between tissues and organs. ...
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    Cells are the microscopic fundamental units of all living things. Every living thing has cells: bacteria, protozoans, fungi, plants, and animals are the main groups (Kingdoms) of living things. Some organisms are made up ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    Our Birth to Death chapter is an all encompassing review of the physiological changes that occur throughout a normal life span. In determining what a normal life consists of we included functions that are likely to happen ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The endocrine system is a control system of ductless glands that secrete chemical messengers called hormones that circulate within the body via the bloodstream to affect distant cells within specific organs. Endocrine ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    Which organ is the most important organ in the body? Most people would say the heart or the brain, completely overlooking the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). Though definitely not the most attractive organs in the body, ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    Genetics is the science of the way traits are passed from parent to offspring. For all forms of life, continuity of the species depends upon the genetic code being passed from parent to offspring. Evolution by natural ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (2007)
    Human physiology is the study of the functioning of the normal body, and is responsible for describing how various systems of the human body work. Explanations often begin at a macroscopic level and proceed to a molecular ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The immune system is a complex system that is responsible for protecting us against infections and foreign substances. There are three lines of defense: the first is to keep invaders out (through skin, mucus membranes, ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The integumentary system consists of the skin, the subcutaneous tissue below the skin, hair, nails, and assorted glands. The most obvious function of the integumentary system is the protection that the skin gives to ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The muscular system is the biological system of humans that allows them to move. The muscular system, in vertebrates, is controlled through the nervous system, although some muscles, like cardiac muscle, can be completely ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord are protected by bony structures, membranes, and fluid. The brain is held in the cranial cavity of the skull and it consists of the ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    In this chapter we will discuss the topics covering pregnancy, from conception to birth. The chapter will cover fertilization, implantation of the zygote, to becoming a fetus, the three trimesters, and the progressive ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The Respiratory System is crucial to every human being. Without it, we would cease to live outside of the womb. Let us begin by taking a look at the structure of the respiratory system and how vital it is to life. During ...
  • Senses 
    Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    Senses are the physiological methods of perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields. Sense is a faculty by which outside stimuli are ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    The Urinary System is a group of organs in the body concerned with filtering out excess fluid and other substances from the bloodstream. The substances are filtered out from the body in the form of urine. Urine is a liquid ...