The Nervous System First Edition (PDF)

The Nervous System

Author: F. Fay Evans-Martin & Denton A. Cooley
Release at: 2005
Pages: 201
Edition: First Edition
File Size: 10 MB
File Type: PDF
Language: English



Description of The Nervous System First Edition (PDF)

The Nervous System by F. Fay Evans-Martin & Denton A. Cooley is a great book for understanding of Nervous System available in PDF download. The human body is an incredibly complex and amazing structure. At best, it is a source of strength, beauty, and wonder. We can compare the healthy body to a well-designed machine whose parts work smoothly together. We can also compare it to a symphony orchestra in which each instrument has a different part to play. When all of the musicians play together, they produce beautiful music.

From a purely physical standpoint, our bodies are made mainly of water. We are also made of many minerals, including calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, magnesium, and iron. In order of size, the elements of the body are organized into cells, tissues, and organs. Related organs are combined into systems, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

Our cells and tissues are constantly wearing out and being replaced without our even knowing it. In fact, much of the time, we take the body for granted. When it is working properly, we tend to ignore it. Although the heart beats about 100,000 times per day and we breathe more than 10 million times per year, we do not normally think about these things. When something goes wrong, however, our bodies tell us through pain and other symptoms. In fact, pain is a very effective alarm system that lets us know the body needs attention. If the pain does not go away, we may need to see a doctor. Even without medical help, the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. If we cut ourselves, the blood clotting system works to seal the cut right away, and the immune defense system sends out special blood cells that are programmed to heal the area.




Content of The Nervous System First Edition (PDF)


Introduction

Chapter 1: Our Amazing Nervous System

Chapter 2: Development of the Nervous System

Chapter 3: Organization of the Nervous System

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

Chapter 5: Movement

Chapter 6: Learning and Memory

Chapter 7: Emotions and Reward Systems

Chapter 8: Neuroendocrine and Neuroimmune Interactions

Chapter 9: Sleep and Wakefulness

Chapter 10: Diseases and Injuries of the Nervous System

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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