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By Nigel Palastanga

ISBN-10: 0750609702

ISBN-13: 9780750609708

For the second one version, the textual content and illustrations were reorganized and plenty of of the diagrams were redrawn or changed. New sections at the cardiovascular, respiration, digestive and urogenital structures, and at the eye and the ear were additional, in addition to new textual content on useful actions, palpation and utilized anatomy. additionally, the part overlaying the top, neck and trunk has been thoroughly reorganized. however, the preliminary objective of the textual content has been retained in order that it continues to be a textbook basically all for the musculoskeletal method and its program to human stream

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3b). DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM M e s o d e r m a l somites By the end of the third week following fertilization the paraxial mesoderm begins to become divided up into mesodermal somites which are easily recognizable during the fourth and fifth weeks (Fig. 3c). Eventually some 44 pairs of somites develop, although not all are present at the same time; however the paraxial mesoderm at the cranial end of the embryo remains unsegmented. There are 4 occipital somites, followed by 8 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral and 8 - 1 0 coccygeal somites.

Nevertheless, it is often necessary to identify and manipulate these deeper structures through the skin, and also to test their function, effectiveness and efficiency. To do this the examiner relies heavily on sensory information provided by his or her own skin, particularly that of the digits and hands. Indeed, the skin of this region is so richly endowed with sensory nerve endings that it allows objects to be identified by touch alone, culminating in the ability of the blind to read with their fingers.

The dermis contains the numerous blood vessels and lymphatic channels, nerves and sensory nerve endings as well as a small amount of fat. In addition to these it also contains hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands, and smooth muscle (arrectores pilorum). The deep surface of the dermis is invaginated by projections of subcutaneous connective tissue, which serve partly for the entrance of the nerves and blood vessels into the skin (see Fig. 2b). Subcutaneous connective tissue This is a layer of loosely arranged connective tissue containing fat and some elastic fibres.

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