Anatomy and Human Movement. Structure and Function by Nigel Palastanga, Derek Field and Roger W. Soames (Auth.)

By Nigel Palastanga, Derek Field and Roger W. Soames (Auth.)

This textbook of anatomy has been designed particularly for college students who desire to use the information in medical occasions and need a higher figuring out of the mechanisms which permit flow to occur. each one part follows an analogous development of presentation, with dialogue of the bones, muscle tissue and joints and their interplay, nerve blood offer and lymphatic drainage. The utilized anatomy of the musculoskeletal process occupies the higher a part of the booklet, yet sections also are dedicated to human embryology, the outside and its appendages and the constitution and serve as of the apprehensive method. For readability of presentation, every one web page of textual content faces a web page of illustrations and diagrams. large cross-referencing among textual content and photographs will extra help knowing of even the main tough structural and useful ideas

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Most of them are extremely fine so that the skin may appear hairless. There is a marked sexual difference in the distribution of coarse hair, particulary on the face and trunk, and in its loss from the scalp. This coarse hair tends to become more prominent after puberty, particulary in the axilla, over the pubes, and on the face in males. Except for the eyelashes, all hairs emerge obliquely from the skin surface, with the hairs in any one region doing so in the same direction. The part of the hair which projects from the skin surface is the shaft, with that part under the skin being the root, which is ensheathed in a sleeve of epidermis S K I N A N D ITS A P P E N D A G E S Superior aspect Lateral aspect Fig.

All but the very longest ultraviolet wavelengths are absorbed by the skin, and if sufficiently high levels of ultraviolet have been absorbed then the characteristic effects of erythema, thickening of the epidermis, increased pigmentation and finally peeling will all be seen. The general dryness and natural greasiness of the skin surface means that it has a high electrical resistance. Consequently, if electrical currents are to be applied directly to body tissues this resistance must be reduced.

A secondary centre appears in the medial end between 14 and 18 years, fusing with the main part of the bone as early as 18 to 20 years in females and 23 to 25 years in males. An additional centre may appear in the lateral end at puberty, however it soon fuses with the main bone. THE UPPER LIMB 59 Deltoid tubercle Acromial facet I Conoid tubercle groove Fig. 4 a = Right scapula, lateral view; b = right clavicle, superior view; c = right clavicle, inferior view. and costal cartilage 60 ANATOMY AND HUMAN MOVEMENT The h u m e r u s The humerus is the largest of the bones in the upper limb.

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