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By Gerard J. Tortora, Gail Jenkins

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ISBN-13: 9780470598917

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4 Red blood cells have a life cycle of 120 days. 5 Erythropoiesis is the process of red blood cell formation. 6 Blood is categorized into groups based on surface antigens. 7 White blood cells combat inflammation and infection. 8 Platelets reduce blood loss from damaged vessels. 9 Hemostasis is the sequence of events that stops bleeding from a damaged blood vessel. 2 The heart has four chambers, two upper atria and two lower ventricles. 3 Heart valves ensure one-way flow of blood. 4 The heart pumps blood to the lungs for oxygenation, then pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.

1 Each pectoral girdle, which consists of a clavicle and scapula, attaches an upper limb to the axial skeleton. 1 Joints are classified structurally and functionally. 2 The bones of each upper limb include the humerus, ulna, radius, carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. 3 The pelvic girdle supports the vertebral column and pelvic viscera and attaches the lower limbs to the axial skeleton. 2 Fibrous joints lack a synovial cavity and are held together by dense connective tissue. 3 Cartilaginous joints lack a synovial cavity and are held together by cartilage.

An organism (OR-ga-nizm) is any living individual. All parts of the human body functioning together constitute the total organism—a single living person. In the chapters that follow, you will study the anatomy and physiology of the major body systems. 1 introduces the components and functions of these systems in the order they are discussed in this book. As you study the body systems, you will discover how they work together to maintain health, protect you from disease, and allow for reproduction of the human species.

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