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A Practical Physiology

Auhtor: Albert Blaisdell

Language: english

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... aorte, from aeipo, to raise up). The great artery that rises up from the left ventricle of the heart. Aponeurosis (Gr. apo, from, and neuron, a nerve). ...
... of these 70 elements all the substances known to exist in the world of nature are built up. When the inanimate body, like any other substance, is ...
... as was once believed, reduces the vitality so much as to render the system unusually susceptible to that fatal disease.-R. S. Tracy, M.D., Sanitary ...
... one upon another, that these openings form a continuous canal from the head to the lower part of the spine. The great nerve, known as the spinal cord, ...
... the biceps (two-headed), triceps (three-headed), and many others with similar names, so called from the points of origin and insertion. We find other ...
... sports, and gymnastics is most beneficial. In advanced life, both the power and the inclination for exercise fail, but even then effort should be ...
... and the vessels contract. Again, the normal influence of the vaso-motor center may be suspended for a time by what is known as the inhibitory or ...
... by which the dissolved substances of food pass through the separating membranes into the blood. [Illustration: Fig. 46.-Cavities of the Mouth, Pharynx, ...
... on starch. Put two tablespoonfuls of smooth starch paste into a goblet, and while still so warm as just to be borne by the mouth, stir into it two ...
... is necessary to examine blood corpuscles. Let a small drop of blood (easily obtained by pricking the finger with a needle) be placed upon a clean ...
... serous fluid to allow the surfaces to glide smoothly upon each other. Inflammation of this membrane is called pleurisy. In this disease the breathing ...
... of the kidneys is to secrete a fluid commonly known as the urine. The average quantity passed in 24 hours by an adult varies from 40 to 60 fluid ...
... a Telegraphic System. In men and other highly organized animals, nerves are found in nearly every tissue and organ of the body. They perate the most ...
... the Great never slept more than five or six hours in the twenty-four. On the other hand, some of the busiest brain-workers who lived to old age, as ...
... transmission of light. 325. The Eye. The eye, the outer instrument of vision, is a most beautiful and ingenious machine. All its parts are arranged ...
... point, or opening into the nasal duct, may be observed. 337. Color-blindness. There is an abnormal condition of vision called color-blindness, ...
... Viii. ).Chapter VI. ) and the air passages (. Chapter VIII. ). To get a correct idea of the throat we should look into the wide-open ...
... hands under the hips, to allow any water to run out from the air passages. Take only a moment for this. Lay the person flat upon the back, with a ...
... and two eye-pieces, $29.20. Stand 'A,' the same stand as the 'AAB,' without joint and with sliding tube coarse adjustment (as in the Leitz Stand ...
... The cause of the clotting of blood is not yet fully understood. Although the process has been thoroughly investigated we have not yet a satisfactory ...