Human Anatomy - The Definitive Visual Guide
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For students of anatomy, biology, and the biomedical sciences; medical professionals; and curious families, DK's "Human Anatomy" will be a definitive resource. Written by acclaimed anatomist, Dr. Alice Roberts, "Human Anatomy" is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Spectacular digital images show the body in incredible, true-to-life detail. Exhaustive annotations provide the names of organs and structures throughout the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, while describing their characteristics and functions. This new addition to DK's award-winning catalog of human body titles will help readers better grasp the deep complexities of the human body for research, study, or general reference. Content previously published as part of "Complete Human Body."
tailors Tensor fasciae latae Tensor of the deep fascia; it attaches from the iliac crest on top of the pelvis and inserts into the iliotibial tract. It helps to steady the thigh while standing upright Pectineus This muscle attaches from the pubic bone to the femur, and ﬂexes and adducts the hip Pubic symphysis Iliopsoas Gracilis This long, thin muscle attaches from the pubis down to the inner (medial) surface of the tibia, and adducts the thigh Adductor longus Attaches from the pubis to the
tendons Medial cuneiform Extensor hallucis brevis Inferior extensor retinaculum Tendon of extensor hallucis longus Extensor of the great toe Superior extensor retinaculum Keeps the extensor tendons in place, near the ankle Extensor digitorum longus Long extensor of the digits Fibularis (peroneus) brevis Medial surface of the tibia Soleus You can feel the medial surface of the tibia easily, just under the skin on the front of your lower leg, on the inner side. Move your ﬁngers outward,
provide the cell with energy. Vacuole Sac that stores and transports ingested materials, waste products, and water Cell interior Fluid outside cell Diffusion Molecules passively cross the membrane from areas of high to low concentration. Water and oxygen both cross by diffusion. Cell interior Cytoskeleton Internal framework of the cell, made up of microﬁlaments and hollow microtubules Microﬁlament Provides support for the cell; sometimes linked to the cell’s outer membrane Mitochondrion Site
of fat and sugar digestion in the cell; produces energy Rough endoplasmic reticulum Consists of folded membranes, studded with ribosomes, that extend throughout the cell Molecule at receptor site Carrier protein Protein forms channel Molecule Facilitated diffusion Active transport A carrier protein, or protein pore, binds with a molecule outside the cell, then changes shape and ejects the molecule into the cell. Molecules bind to a receptor site on the cell membrane, triggering a
the base of the tongue that folds backward during swallowing to cover the larynx Larynx Pharynx Connects the mouth to the esophagus The digestive system comprises the organs that enable us to take in food, break it down physically and chemically, extract its useful nutrients, and excrete what we don’t need. This process begins in the mouth, where the teeth, tongue, and saliva work together to form food into a moist ball that can be swallowed. The mouth, pharynx, stomach, intestines, rectum,