By Vanio Vannini, Giuliano Pogliani, Richard T. Jolly
The human physique is explored in additional than 450 colour and black-and-white drawings, diagrams, and images utilizing the most recent suggestions and gear -- CAT-scans, thermography, machine mapping, crystal scintillation, and X-ray photography.
A concise textual content presents a superb advent to the best way the physique works, explaining every one various physique method -- from locomotor to urogenital -- and outlining the types of human tissue. as well as explaining the complicated wonders of the human physique, the textual content sheds gentle on particular illnesses and exhibits the components the place technological know-how nonetheless reveals human anatomy a mystery.
A ideal creation to human anatomy and body structure for the coed, artist, or layman.
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Below, an angiogram and thermographic image of a bone tumor of the upper arm. Both techniques have localized the site of the lesion accurately, but the fine detail the X-ray further suggests of an osteosarcoma of the humerus. However, the other pictures provide examples of the 24 thermographic images being more clearly recognizable as abnormal than the radiographic ones: (upper middle) an angiogram of the popliteal artery and tibial shaft tumor, and (upper right) an expanding tumor of the first metatorsal bone.
Ascending aorta pulmonary artery inferior vena cava lilv C IRC I LATION the heart left aona The exterior features of the heart are superior vena cava atrium revealed (left and middle) in anterior and posterior views; the impulse conducting mechanism is shown in two diagrams (below). right atrium The heart is basically a hollow muscular organ weighing approximately 300 gm. It is divided into four chambers (below) and covered by two layers ofpericardium. The right and left sides are separated by septa; the tricuspid and mitral valves respectively prevent backflow into the upper chambers, while pulmonary and aortic valves guard against the outflow tracts.
Pituitary activity will be discussed in more detail in the next section, but in sum- mary the hypothalamic/hypophyseal axis has a controlling interest in growth, sexual activity, thyroid function, lactation, water balance, and carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. The medulla of the adrenal (suprarenal) glands is also centrally controlled by the hypothalamus. Epinephrine and norepinephrine release places the body in the best possible condition for 'fight or flight"; in addition to direct effects on the heart, lungs and skeletal muscle, the blood sugar level is also increased in order to provide extra fuel for burning.