Editor: Julie McDowell
Ligaments and lymphatic fluid. The heart and the hormone regulatory system.
The respiratory and reproductive systems. The human body comprises a myriad
of fascinating, complex, and efficient systems, many of which operate
constantly without our knowledge or awareness.that is, until we become ill
or injured. This encyclopedia provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction
to each of the systems of the human body, exploring all 11 organ systems of the
human body: the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic,
muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems.
Each chapter includes detailed descriptions of important physiological processes,
cell and tissue types, as well as the organs and their roles within the larger
system. Special attention is also given to the ways in which these systems
interact. Written in accessible prose, this text is an easy-to-understand
reference for lay readers of any age and an ideal resource for any high school
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