Testing Your Comprehension

Many organs of the body contain numerous smaller organs, perhaps even thousands. Describe an example of this in the integumentary system.

Certain aspects of human form and function are easier to understand when viewed from the perspective of comparative anatomy and evolution.

Discuss examples of this in the 4.

integumentary system.

3. Explain how the complementarity of form and function is reflected in the fact that the dermis has two 5.

histological layers and not just one.

Cold weather does not normally interfere with oxygen uptake by the blood, but it can cause cyanosis anyway. Why?

Why is it important for the epidermis to be effective, but not too effective, in screening out UV radiation?

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Essentials of Human Physiology

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.

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    Why does cold weather not normally interfere with oxygen uptake by the blood, but can cause cyanosis?
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