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  • Unknown author (EWH, 1990)
    X-rays are invisible. Because of their high energy and short wavelength they can penetrate almost all materials, but are absorbed to a different extent by different tissues. In the human body, absorption is high for bones, ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (VSO, 1995)
    Bottled oxygen is supplied under pressure in specially designed steel cylinders of varying sizes. British Standard oxygen bottles range in capacity from 170 litres to 6800 litres.
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1995)
    The rugged, high-quality X-ray equipment specified for the W H O Basic Radio­ logical System (BRS) is ideally suited for small clinics, health stations, first-referral hospitals, and general practices under the supervision ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1995)
    Flame photometers are used routinely for the measurement of lithium (Li), sodium (Na), and potassium (K) in body fluids. More sophisticated instruments can also measure calcium (Ca). In flame photometry, an aqueous salt ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 1995)
    If the instrument is not in use for any length of time, remove the batteries to prevent corrosion. Removal of batteries that have corroded can be difficult. If the rheostat assembly can be removed from the handle, soaking ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 2005)
    Mechanical micropipettes (Fig. 2.22) can only be recommended where a reliable supply of new disposable tips is readily available. They are used for the delivery and/or dilution of biological samples in the volume range ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 2005)
    This is checklist for the operation of anesthetic apparatus.
  • 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)
  • 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, ...
  • 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)
    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 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)
    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 (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 ...
  • Nutrition 
    Wikibooks Contributions (Wikibooks, 2006)
    Connections between nutrition and health have probably been understood, at least to some degree, among all people of all places and times. For example, around 400 BC Hippocrates said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    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)
    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 ...
  • 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 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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