The Circulatory System by Leslie Mertz
  

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The Circulatory System by Leslie Mertz

This volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the parts of the circulatory system and how they work together to deliver nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen and remove waste materials and carbon dioxide. Blood pressure, blood type, and fetal circulation are covered. The history of research on the circulatory system is presented, and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas, such as stem cell research, are explored. Circulatory system diseases and disorders, symptoms, and treatments are explored, including anemia, leukemia, and heart murmurs. This reference concludes with a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including Web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions. Beginning with an overview of the circulatory system, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the parts of this system and how they work together to deliver nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, and heat and oxygen and remove waste materials and carbon dioxide. Blood pressure, blood type and fetal circulation are covered. The history of research on the circulatory system is presented and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas, such as stem cell research, are explored. Circulatory system diseases and disorders, symptoms and treatments are explored, including anemia, leukemia, and heart murmurs. This reference concludes with a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including Web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions. The Encyclopedia of the Human Body provides a complete, comprehensive reference source for students interested in the human body. Each book in this ten-volume set introduces and describes a specific body system, including the parts and function of each system, the history of discovery, related diseases and treatments, as well as future advances in research. Detailed illustrations and diagrams, including an eight-page color insert, provide a visual reference for written material.

About the Author

LESLIE MERTZ is a biologist at Wayne State University. She is the author of Recent Advances and Issues in Biology (Oryx Press, 2000), and former editor of the research magazine New Science.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
248 pages

Author

Leslie Mertz
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Publisher

Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th August 2004

ISBN

9780313324017


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