The public is fascinated by developments in Medicine, whether these comprise belter understanding of disease, sophicated investigations or new drugs. What is probably more directly relevant to patients is the less dramatic evolution in the manner in which doctors examine and communicate with patients. These changes have occurred partly in response to increasing knowledge about the consultation process and partly because of patients" expectations. These shifts in emphasis in the training of doctors for the 21 st century go to the heart of the consultation process.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.