Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems

Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems

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Organized around the central theme of homeostasis, HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY helps students appreciate the integrated functioning of the human body. Author Lauralee Sherwood uses clear, straightforward language, analogies, and frequent references to everyday experiences to help students learn and relate to physiology concepts, while the vibrant art program enables students to visualize important concepts and processes. By focusing on the core principles and sharing enthusiasm for the subject matter, Sherwood provides students with a solid foundation for future courses and careers in the health profession. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.In the normal heart, coronary blood flow increases correspondingly as O2 demands rise. ... The condition is reversible and usually does not last long enough to damage the cardiac muscle. ... degenerative arterial disease that leads to occlusion (gradual blockage) of affected vessels, reducing blood flow through them. ... An atherosclerotic plaque consists of a lipid-rich core covered by an abnormal overgrowth of smooth muscle cells, topped off by a collagen-rich connective tissue cap.

Title:Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems
Author:Lauralee Sherwood
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2015-01-01


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