eBook Oxford Companion To Body, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0191727512
  • ISBN-13: 9780191727511
  • DDC: 612.003
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 778 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002
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Overview

Who is not interested in how the body works: how it grows, develops, and ages; how it goes wrong; how it has inspired artists and been the focus of ceremony and ritual? This book presents the results of this curiosity from a variety of viewpoints, including those of writers, life scientists, historians, philosophers, artists, and many others.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Contents.
Note to the Reader.
Contributors.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Abdomen.
2: Abortion.
3: Accommodation.
4: Acetylcholine.
5: Achilles' Heel.
6: Acid-Base Homeostasis.
7: Acrobatics.
8: Action Potentials.
9: Acupuncture.
10: Adam's Rib.
11: Addiction.
12: Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
13: Adolescence.
14: Adrenal Glands.
15: Adrenaline.
16: Aerobic.
17: Aerobics.
18: Aesthetics.
19: Ageing.
20: Aggression.
21: Albino.
22: Alcoholism.
23: Alexander Technique.
24: Alimentary System.
25: Allergy.
26: Alopecia.
27: Altitude.
28: Amazons.
29: Amino Acids.
30: Amnesia.
31: Amniocentesis.
32: Amputation.
33: Anaemia.
34: Anaerobic.
35: Anaesthesia, General.
36: Anaesthesia, Local.
37: Anaesthetic Mechanisms.
38: Analgesia.
39: Anatomy.
40: Androgens.
41: Angels.
42: Animal Magnetism.
43: Animals in Research.
44: Ankle.
45: Antenatal Development.
46: Anthropology.
47: Anthropometry.
48: Anthropomorphism.
49: Antibiotics.
50: Anxiety.
51: Ape Man.
52: Aphrodisiacs.
53: Apoplexy.
54: Appendix.
55: Armour.
56: Arms.
57: Art and the Body.
58: Artificial Feeding.
59: Artificial Insemination.
60: Artificial Ventilation.
61: Asceticism.
62: Aspirin.
63: Assisted Reproduction.
64: Astrology.
65: Athlete.
66: Athletics.
67: Atlas, Charles.
68: Atrophy.
69: Atropine.
70: Aura.
71: Auscultation.
72: Autoimmune Disease.
73: Automata.
74: Autonomic Nervous System.
75: Autopsy.
76: Bacchus.
77: Bacteria.
78: Balance.
79: Baldness.
80: Ballet.
81: Baptism.
82: Barium Meal.
83: Baroreceptors.
84: Basal Ganglia.
85: Basal Metabolic Rate.
86: Bathing.
87: Beauty.
88: Beauty Contests.
89: Beauty Spots.
90: Belly Button.
91: Bernard, Claude.
92: Bertillon System.
93: Bicarbonate.
94: Biceps.
95: Bile.
96: Biochemistry.
97: Biological Rhythms.
98: Biological Warfare.
99: Bionic Man.
100: Biopsy.
101: Biotechnology.
102: Bipedalism.
103: Birth.
104: Birth Defects.
105: Birthmark.
106: Blackhead.
107: Bladder.
108: Blindness.
109: Blind Spot.
110: Blindness, Recovery from.
111: Blister.
112: Blood.
113: Blood-Brain Barrier.
114: Blood Circulation.
115: Blood Clotting.
116: Blood Groups.
117: Blood Letting.
118: Blood Pressure.
119: Bloodshot.
120: Blood Sugar.
121: Blood Transfusion.
122: Blood Vessels.
123: Blushing.
124: Bobbitry.
125: Body Building.
126: Body Clock.
127: Body Contact.
128: Body Decoration.
129: Body Fluids.
130: Body Image.
131: Body Language.
132: Body Mutilation and Marking.
133: Body Odours.
134: Body Politic.
135: Body Shape.
136: Body Snatchers.
137: Body Weight.
138: Bone.
139: Bowel.
140: Boxing.
141: Brachial Plexus.
142: Bradycardia.
143: Brain.
144: Brain Death.
145: Brain Stem.
146: Brassière.
147: Breast.
148: Breath.
149: Breathing.
150: Breathing During Exercise.
151: Bride Burning.
152: Bruise.
153: Buddhism and the Body.
154: Buildings and the Body.
155: Burke and Hare.
156: Burp.
157: Bustle.
158: Buttocks.
159: Caesarean Section.
160: Caffeine.
161: Calcium.
162: Callanetics.
163: Callisthenics.
164: Calorie.
165: Cancer.
166: Cannibalism.
167: Carbohydrates.
168: Carbon Dioxide.
169: Carbon Monoxide.
170: Cardiac Arrest.
171: Cardiac Glycosides.
172: Cardiac Muscle.
173: Cardiac Output.
174: Caricature.
175: Carnivore.
176: Cartilage.
177: Castration.
178: Catecholamines.
179: Celibacy.
180: Cell.
181: Cell Membranes.
182: Cell Signalling.
183: Central Nervous System.
184: Cerebellum.
185: Cerebral Cortex.
186: Cerebral Palsy.
187: Cerebral Ventricles.
188: Cerebrospinal Fluid.
189: Cervical Smear.
190: Cervix.