The Manga Guide to Physiology

The Manga Guide to Physiology

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Overview

Student nurse Kumiko has just flunked her physiology exam and has one last shot at passing her makeup test. Lucky for her, newbie health science professor Kaisei needs a guinea pig for his physiology lectures.

Join Kumiko in The Manga Guide to Physiology as she examines the inner workings of the body while training hard for the campus marathon. You’ll learn all about:
–How the digestive system and the Citric Acid Cycle break food down into nutrients and energy
–How the body regulates temperature and vital fluids
–The body’s powerful cell defense system, led by helper T cells and enforced by macrophages
–The architecture of the central nervous system
–The kidneys’ many talents: blood filtration, homeostasis, and energy production

You’ll also gain insight into medical procedures like electrocardiograms, blood pressure tests, spirograms, and more.

Whether you’re cramming for a test like Kumiko or just want a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physiology is your fun, cartoon guide to the human body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593274405
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 11/25/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,144,784
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Etsuro Tanaka is a doctor of medicine who specializes in physiology and nutritional science. A professor in the Tokyo University of Agriculture Faculty of Applied Bio-Science, he has also written several popular physiology textbooks for nursing students.

Table of Contents

Prologue
Chapter 1: The Circulatory System
Chapter 2: The Respiratory System
Chapter 3: The Digestive System
Chapter 4: The Kidneys and the Renal System
Chapter 5: Body Fluids and Blood
Chapter 6: The Brain and the Nervous System
Chapter 7: The Sensory Nervous System
Chapter 8: The Musculo-Skeletal System
Chapter 9: Cells, Genes, and Reproduction
Chapter 10: The Endocrine System
Epilogue

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