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The human body: a framework for understanding. The chemistry of living matter. Cell structure and function, growth and development
Section 2 Control and coordination
Structure and function of nervous tissue. The central nervous system, Sensory receptors and sense organs. The special senses. The autonomic nervous system. Endocrine function. Stress
Section 3 Mobility and support
Skeletal muscles. Bones. Joints
Section 4 Internal transport
The blood. Cardiovascular function
Section 5 The acquisition of nutrients and removal of waste
The acquisition of nutrients. The liver. Respiration. Renal function
Section 6 Protection and survival
Innate defences. Acquired defences. Reproduction. Genetics
Watson, Roger Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences,The University of Hull, Hull, UK.
Herbert, Rosamund Freelance Writer and Consultant in Healthcare Education; Formerly Head of Applied Biological Sciences, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College, London, UK.