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Chapter-02 Water and Electrolytes by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12310_2      

This chapter describes the sources of water, its properties, types and functions of water in human body. Water and electrolytes are important component of human body, which play a central role in metabolic activities of an organism. Homeostasis of water and electrolyte in the body fluids is very essential to normal cellular functions. Water and electrolyte a... [More]

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Chapter-03 Biomechanics of Muscle Contraction by Parkash Parveen (1998) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11603_3      

Muscle is the largest single tissue in human body, comprising more than 40% body mass in adults. The contraction of muscles is the most apparent and dramatic macroscopic signs of life and have therefore excited the imagination since the times of ancient. It is ironic that after using muscles day and night, for many thousands of years homo-sapiens still does ... [More]

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Chapter-03 Enzymes, Digestion and Absorption by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12310_3      

This chapter deals with enzymes, there characteristics, mechanism of action, factors affecting enzyme activity, specificity of enzymes, naming and classification of enzymes, their diagnostic applications and precautions while handling enzyme preparation. Enzymes are organic compounds produced in living organisms to speed up and regulate the rate of spontaneo... [More]

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Chapter-03 Gravity by Thayalan K (2007) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/10101_3      

This chapter explains about Kinetic theory of matter, Density, Specific gravity, the law of floatation, Hydrometer, Center of gravity, States of Equilibrium (stable, unstable, neutral), Equilibrium of the human body, Law of gravitation, Effects of gravity on human body and Applications of gravity in nursing. Density, Specific gravity, Hydrometer, Equilibrium... [More]

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Chapter-04 Carbohydrates by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/12310_4      

This chapter deals with classification of carbohydrates, functions of carbohydrates and metabolism of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates play a vital role in our everyday life. Carbohydrates are an ideal source of energy for the body. Carbohydrates are the most abundant biomolecules found in living organisms. Carbohydrate is an organic compound that consists only ... [More]

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Chapter-04 Force, Work and Energy by Thayalan K (2007) Edition : 1/e
DOI:10.5005/jp/books/10101_4      

This chapter gives the definitions and units for different terms such as work, power, potential energy, kinetic energy. It also includes law of conservation of energy, Collisions, Forces of the body, Moment of a force, parallel forces, Couple, Friction, Methods for reducing friction, Simple machines, Lever, Pulley (Fixed pulley, Movable pulley), Inclined pla... [More]

   Chapter DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11603_4      

Membranes are asymmetric sheet like enclosed structures with an inside and an outside. These sheet like structures are thermodynamically stable but electrically and metabolically active. By forming closed compartments around cellular protoplasm, membranes separate one cell from another, thus permitting cellular individuality. Membranes act as barrier, with s... [More]

   Chapter DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11603_5      

The association of electricity with medical sciences dates back to the 18th century when Galvani demonstrated that most of physiological processes were accompanied with electrical changes. The electric field generated by the action of nerve and muscle cells constitute bioelectric signal. This chapter discusses various aspects of the electrical signals which ... [More]