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Human Physiology: A Very Short Introduction

Jamie A. Davies

May 2021

ISBN: 9780198869887

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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This book explores the field of human physiology, considering the interplay of physiological mechanisms and principles and how they come together to result in human life being sustained. It also discusses how physiological experiments are undertaken, and covers the medical applications of new discoveries.

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This book explores the field of human physiology, considering the interplay of physiological mechanisms and principles and how they come together to result in human life being sustained. It also discusses how physiological experiments are undertaken, and covers the medical applications of new discoveries.

  • Explores the field of human physiology, including the experiments and research methods involved in understanding how the human body works
  • Considers the interplay of a wide variety of physiological mechanisms and principles to sustain life
  • Discusses the medical applications of discoveries in the field of human physiology
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Jamie A. Davies, Professor of Experimental Anatomy, Centre for Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh

Jamie A. Davies is Professor of Experimental Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh. He has published 10 books, including Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction, (OUP, 2018), and Life Unfolding, (OUP, 2014), and over 200 research papers on the cellular mechanisms that create and maintain the bodies of humans and higher animals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Table of Contents

    1:Human physiology: what it is and how it is done
    2:Energy: food, oxygen, blood, heat, waste
    3:Homeostasis: the stability of the internal environment
    4:Sensation
    5:Reacting and thinking
    6:From thought to action
    7:Defence
    8:Reproduction
    9:Concluding remarks
    Further reading
    Index