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Kevin D. Plancher

History and Clinical Presentation

A 17-year-old college student presented to the emergency room with an open wound to the dorsum and a piece of human tooth in the wound. The patient reported he had been in a bar brawl last evening. Closed fist injuries are encountered almost exclusively in young males, usually occurring during adolescence through the fourth decade of life. Although toddlers are notorious for biting each other, these injuries tend to be superficial and low risk.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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.

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