Unformatted text preview: -The relationships between the levels of structural organization will take on added meaning. -Structure determines function, and function influences the actual anatomy of an organism over time. -Current research in the study of human biology is now focused in large part on integration, interaction, development, modification, and control of functioning body structures. -More than a century ago, a great French physiologist, Claude Bernard, made a remarkable observation. He noted that body cells survived in a healthy condition only when the temperature, pressure, and chemical composition of their fluid environment remained relatively constant. -In a healthy individual, body temperature will remain at or very near normal regardless or temperature changes that may occur in the external environment....
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- Spring '12
- Anatomy, Anatomical terms of location, Coronal plane, Sagittal plane, Median Sagittal Plane, lengthwise plane