Anatomy 101: From Muscles and Bones to Organs and Systems, by Kevin Langford

By Kevin Langford

An all-in-one consultant to the human physique!

Anatomy 101 deals a thrilling check out the internal workings of the human physique. Too usually, textbooks flip the interesting platforms, methods, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci may reject. This easy-to-read advisor cuts out the uninteresting information, and as an alternative, offers you a compelling lesson in anatomy.

Covering each point of anatomical improvement and body structure, every one bankruptcy information different elements of the human physique, how structures are shaped, and issues that can disrupt physically capabilities. You'll get to the bottom of the mysteries of anatomy with certain, available parts like:

• special charts of every approach within the body
• Illustrations of go sections
• detailed profiles of the main influential figures in scientific history

From mobile chemistry to the respiration approach, Anatomy 101 is full of 1000s of pleasing evidence that you just can't get at any place else!

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16. Although the above description relates to striated muscle, much the same sort of process occurs in other types of muscle. Forexample,cardiacmusclecannot enter into the stateof maintained contraction knownas tetany because it has an extremely long refractory period of 250 ms. This time period is almost as long as it takes for cardiac muscle to contract and fully relax. Therefore, itis impossible for individual contractions to summate to give a sustained contraction. Remember that during the refractory period, a cell is unresponsive to further stimulation.

The physiological processes which are occurring at photoreceptors, and the way that neural information generated from them is dealt with by the nervous system, is far from fully understood. 7) which face in opposite directions and are used essentially to obtain directional information. The animal will tend to move to darker regions, thereby minimizingthe risk of attack by predators. 8). Each compound eye is made from many smaller optical units called ommatidia. The quality of the representation of the world varies depending onthenumber of ommatidia - the greaterthe number, the better the definition of the visual experience.

Therefore, itis impossible for individual contractions to summate to give a sustained contraction. Remember that during the refractory period, a cell is unresponsive to further stimulation. Obviously, if this were allowed to happen, then the heart would cease to function as a pump. Another difference is that in smooth muscle, Ca2+ entry from the extracellular fluidis important in initiating the contractile response, in contrast to the role of internally released Ca2+ seen in skeletal muscle. 3 Types of vertebrate skeletal mucle It is possible to distinguishtwo main typesof vertebrate skeletal muscle - fast (or twitch) fibers and slow (or phasic) fibers.

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