While photosynthesis and respiration are the main processes through which plants grow, develop, reproduce, and survive, there are many additional processes that contribute toward these activities. Most of these use intermediate steps, but they could not function without photosynthesis and respiration. Some of the essential compounds produced from additional pathways include sugar phosphates and nucleotides, nucleic acids, amino acids,
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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.