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Title Comparative Medicine : Anatomy and Physiology / Erika Jensen-Jarolim, editor
Published Wien : Springer, 2014
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Contents 1. Definition of comparative medicine: History and new identity -- 2. Smallest unit of life: Cell biology -- 3. Supporting apparatus of vertebrates: Skeleton and bones -- 4. Locomotor principles: Anatomy and physiology of skeletal muscles -- 5. Lifeblood flow: The circulatory systems -- 6. Steering and communication: Nervous system and sensory organs -- 7. Surface, barrier, and interface zone: Comparative aspects of the skin -- 8. Body messaging: The endocrine systems -- 9. Alimentation and elimination: The principles of gastrointestinal digestion -- 10. Volume and clearance: Kidneys and excretory systems -- 11. Breathing: Comparative aspects of the respiratory system -- 12. Propagation: Mammalian reproduction -- 13. Common concepts of immune defense -- 14. Laboratory animal law: An introduction to its history and principles -- 15. Ethics inlaboratory animal science
Summary This new volume provides a concise overview of the most basic and exciting chapters of comparative medicine with regards to physiology and function in healthy individuals. The book includes core concepts in anatomy and physiology in human and animal models, which are key to understanding comparative medicine and to making contributions to research in this area. While writing this book, the authors were in constant interdisciplinary dialogue. They aim to contribute to improvements in quality of life for human and animal patients
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Subject Medicine.
Life sciences.
Human physiology.
Human anatomy.
Laboratory animals.
Animals, Laboratory -- anatomy & histology.
Anatomy, Comparative -- methods.
Animals, Laboratory -- physiology.
Humans -- anatomy & histology
Humans -- physiology
Form Electronic book
Author Jensen-Jarolim, Erika.
ISBN 9783709115596 (electronic bk.)
3709115590 (electronic bk.)
1306278422 (electronic bk.)
9781306278423 (electronic bk.)