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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, ...
  • 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)
    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, 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 ...
  • 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.
  • (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)
    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 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 ...
  • Malkin, Robert (2006)
    In the developing world, the biomedical engineer will often be called into an active room to do a quick repair or adjustment. You will need to know what procedures to follow. Procedures will vary from hospital to hospital ...
  • Skeet, Muriel; Fear, David (2006)
    If it is misused or poorly maintained, electrical equipment can be the cause of death and fire. If it is well maintained, electrical equipment can save life, improve the quality of lives and reduce capital expenditure. ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
  • 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 ...
  • Unknown author (Wikibooks Contributors, 2006)
    The human body consists of trillions of cells all working together for the maintenance of the entire organism. While cells may perform very different functions, all the cells are quite similar in their metabolic requirements. ...
  • 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 ...

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