Human Anatomy and Physiology Study Course
I) Concentrated multidisciplinary research thrusts could achieve crucially important results. Among the most promising of such proposed endeavors are the Human Cognome Project to understand the nature of the human mind, the development of a Communicator system to optimize human teams and organizations, and the drive to enhance human physiology and physical performance. Such efforts probably require the establishment of networks of research centers dedicated to each goal, funded by coalitions of government agencies and operated by consortia of universities and corporations.
1.05 mmol L, where homeostasis is maintained by the kidneys and intestine (Okuma 2001). Hence, Mg is an important component of human physiology. However, at serum Mg levels exceeding 1.05 mmol L, it is known to lead to muscular paralysis, hypotension, and respiratory distress (Vormann 2003), and cardiac arrest occurs for severely high serum levels of 6-7 mmol L. Nevertheless, the incidence of hyper-Mg is rare due to the efficient excretion in the urine (Vormann 2003 Saris et al. 2000).
Ikah MB BS is in the Developmental Toxico-Pathology Group, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool, UK. Dr Ikah trained in medicine in Nigeria. Currently he is researching the toxicology of nano-particles at the University of Liverpool. He is specializing, in particular, in the effects of particle size and surface chemistry on the developing nervous system.
Applications of special relevance to improving health and enhancing human physical abilities include the use of virtual environments for education and interactive teaching. This will provide new ways for medical students to visualize, touch, enter, smell, and hear the human anatomy, physiological functions, and medical procedures, as if they were either the physician or a microscopic blood cell traveling through the body. Similarly, impaired users, ordinary people, athletic coaches, and a range of health-related professionals could train in these virtual environments.
Essentials of Human Physiology
This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.