By Dale Layman

ISBN-10: 0071410406

ISBN-13: 9780071410403

Consultant to knowing simple and utilized medical info, for these who've had now not formal education in biology. contains greater than one hundred fifty illustrations, a pronunciation advisor, self-tests, and experiences. Softcover. DLC: Biology.

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An organ is a collection of two or more of the basic body tissues, which together perform some special function. The heart, for instance, is an organ with special muscle in its thick walls that allows it to carry out the function of pumping the blood. The heart contains CHAPTER 2 Patterns of Life 25 connective tissue valves in its chambers, which are lined with modified epithelial cells. And various nerves supply the heart wall, serving either to speed it up or slow it down, whenever particular conditions arise.

The top step is the Era. The middle step is the Period. 5). 25 bya (billion years ago), or 250 mya (million years ago). Therefore, the appearance of human beings a mere 100,000 years ago is so recent in Earth’s overall history, that it occurred just the last second or so before our model CLOCK strikes its end at midnight! 1 41 The four major eras and their characteristics. 25 bya (250 mya) 2 3 Fig. 5 The fossil record clock.

2 showed some patterns representing Biological Order: There was a giraffe with its intricate pattern of black spots, and an S-shaped curve represented a normal range where something (like oral body temperature) remained relatively constant over time. 3 (A) represents Biological Disorder symbolically as a dead giraffe without its spots! 3 (B) reveals that a disordered state of something like oral body temperature would be represented by a curve that rose either significantly above its normal range, or significantly below it.

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