The communicative role of the nervous system is carried out by nerve cells, or neurons. These cells have three fundamental physiological properties that are necessary to this function:
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2af = ad = toward + fer = to carry 3somat = body + ic = pertaining to 4ef = ex = out, away + fer = to carry 5auto = self + nom = law, governance
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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.