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Chapter-01 Introduction by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter focuses on human anatomy. Human anatomy is the science which deals with the structure of human body. Anatomy forms firm foundation of the whole art of medicine and introduces the student to the greater part of medical terminology. Paris Nomina Anatomica (PNA) is the internationally accepted terminology for anatomical descriptions, which was rati... [More]

Chapter-02 Connective Tissue by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses connective tissue. Connective tissue is one of the most abundant and widely distributed tissue of the body. The cellular components of connective tissue plays the role of active defence. Whereas the extracellular components or fibers and ground substance serves a number of mechanical functions of support and protection against the mech... [More]

Chapter-03 Cartilage by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses cartilage. The skeletal tissue is a specialized form of connective tissue is divided into two types: Cartilage and bone. Most of the human skeleton is formed of cartilage during development, later it is replaced by bone, which is dense specialized and organized form of connective tissue. Thus cartilage is a tissue that forms the skelet... [More]

Chapter-04 Sclerous Tissue by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses sclerous tissue. Bone is essentially a highly vascular, living, constantly changing mineralized connective tissue. Matrix is composed of organic materials mainly collagen fibers and inorganic salts rich in calcium and phosphate. Together these give the bone its unique mechanical properties. When the bone is submerged in a mineral acid,... [More]

Chapter-05 Joints by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses various joints found in human body. A joint is an articulation a place of union or junction between two or more bones or parts of bones of skeleton. Some joints have no movements. Others allow only slight movement and some are freely movable such as the shoulder joint. Joints are classified structurally, based on their anatomical chara... [More]

Chapter-06 Muscular Tissue by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses muscular tissue. Muscle is a contractile tissue and is primarily designed for movements. Muscle cells are often called as muscle fibers or myocytes because they are long and narrow when relaxed. Muscle also gives form to the body and provides heat. Structurally, on the basis of presence or absence of striations muscles are subdivided i... [More]

Chapter-07 Nervous Tissue by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses nervous tissue. Nervous system is the chief controlling and coordinating system of the body. It controls and regulates all activities of the body both voluntary on and involuntary and also adjusts the individual to the surroundings. Somatic components is concerned with innervations of skeletal muscle and the transmission of sensory inf... [More]

Chapter-08 Blood Vascular System by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses blood vascular system. Vascular system is a transport system of the body through which nutrients are conveyed to places where they are utilized and the metabolites are conveyed to appropriate places from where they are excreted. The conveying medium is a liquid tissue, the blood which flows in tubular channels called blood vessels. Hea... [More]

Chapter-09 The Lymphatic System by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses the lymphatic system. It helps in maintaining hemostatis in the body. Despite constant exposure to variety of pathogens, which are disease producing microbes such as bacteria and viruses most people remain healthy. Resistance is the ability to ward off damage or disease through our defenses, vulnerability or lack of resistance is terme... [More]

Chapter-10 Skin and its Appendages by Rawlani Shivlal, Rawlani Shobha (2013) Edition : 2/e

This chapter discusses skin and its appendages. The body is composed of four basic elements: Epithelium, connective tissue, muscle and nerves. The skin or cutaneous membrane covers the external surface of the body. Skin is the general covering of the entire external surface of the body, including the external auditory meatus and outer surface of the tympanic... [More]