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

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By Gerard J. Tortora, Gail Jenkins

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An understanding of anatomy is important for the effective application of most of these diagnostic techniques. 1 The Eleven Systems of the Human Body INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM (CHAPTER 5) SKELETAL SYSTEM (CHAPTERS 6–9) Components: Skin and associated structures, such as hair, fingernails and toenails, sweat glands, and oil glands. Components: Bones and joints of the body and their associated cartilages. Functions: Protects body; helps regulate body temperature; eliminates some wastes; helps make vitamin D; detects sensations such as touch, pain, warmth, and cold.

7 In cell-mediated immunity, cytotoxic T cells directly attack target cells. 8 In antibody-mediated immunity, antibodies specifically target a particular antigen. 1 Inhaled air travels in the upper respiratory system through the nasal cavities and then through the pharynx. 2 Inhaled air travels in the lower respiratory system from the larynx to alveoli. 3 Inhalation and exhalation result from pressure changes caused by muscle contraction and relaxation. 4 Lung volumes and capacities are measured to determine the respiratory status of an individual.

1 Each pectoral girdle, which consists of a clavicle and scapula, attaches an upper limb to the axial skeleton. 1 Joints are classified structurally and functionally. 2 The bones of each upper limb include the humerus, ulna, radius, carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. 3 The pelvic girdle supports the vertebral column and pelvic viscera and attaches the lower limbs to the axial skeleton. 2 Fibrous joints lack a synovial cavity and are held together by dense connective tissue. 3 Cartilaginous joints lack a synovial cavity and are held together by cartilage.

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