The Muscular System

The Muscular System

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Examines the role and function of the muscular system, including skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle.
Beginning with an exploration of the anatomy and physiology of muscles, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the parts of the muscular system and how they work together to help us move from place to place and to maintain many internal processes, such as a heart beat. Muscle contraction, development, and response during exercise are covered. The history of research on muscular anatomy is presented and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas of scientists performing this research are explored. Muscular system diseases and disorders, symptoms and treatments are explored, including muscular dystrophy and hypertrophy. This reference concludes with information about maintaining a healthy muscular system, a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions.

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Adams describes anatomy, energy conversion & use, muscle building, embryology, disease processes and injury with the history of research and discovery. This is one of the ten-volume set Human Body Systems under the editorship of Michael Windelspecht, aimed at secondary school and public libraries and the undergraduate collections of comprehensive college libraries. The volumes deal with history, anatomy, physiology, medicine in a largely jargon free text organized topically and followed by acronyms, glossary, organizations & web sites; a decent bibliography; and a modest index. Pricing is reduced for set buyers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Examines the role and function of the muscular system, including skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780313324031
Characteristics: xv, 209 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Adams, Amy 1969-


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