The physiological anatomy and physiology of man, by R.B. Todd and W. Bowman, Volume 2

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Page 73 - It consists of three parts —the Vestibule, the Semicircular Canals, and the Cochlea.
Page 21 - ... maintaining the exact curvature of the front of the cornea. (3) The cornea proper, on which the thickness and strength of the cornea mainly depend. (4) The posterior elastic lamina, which is an extremely thin membrane, in which no structure can be detected. It probably contributes, like the anterior lamina, to the exact maintenance of the curvature of the cornea, so necessary for correct vision. (5) The posterior endothelium of the aqueous humor, which is probably concerned in the secretion of...
Page 211 - The use of alcoholic stimulants also retards digestion, by coagulating the pepsine, and thereby interfering with its action. Were it not that wine and spirits are rapidly absorbed, the introduction of them into the stomach in any quantity would be a complete bar to the solution of the food, as the pepsine would be precipitated from solution as quickly as it was secreted by the stomach.
Page 372 - A physical principle has been put-forth" by Prof. Draper,' which seems quite adequate to explain these phenomena. — It appears fully capable of proof, that " if two liquids communicate with one another in a capillary tube, or in a porous or parenchymatous structure, and have for that tube or structure different chemical affinities, movement will ensue ; that liquid which has the most energetic affinity will move with the greatest velocity, and may even drive the other liquid before it.
Page 394 - apillary wall is thus exposed and bare, in contact with the air of the cell, and nothing besides the delicate membrane of the capillary intervenes between the air and the blood. A capillary frequently passes through an aperture in the cell-wall, so as first to project into one cell, and further on into a contiguous one, but never becomes altogether free from the wall.
Page 159 - But bread is allowed, only it must be stale. They breakfast upon meat about eight o'clock, and dine at two. Suppers are not recommended, but they may take a biscuit and a little cold meat, about eight o'clock, two hours before...
Page 286 - Endosmose takes place with equal readiness, whichever of the two sides is exposed to the water. " The direction which is most favourable to Endosmose through skins is usually from the internal to the external surface, with the exception of the skin of the frog, in which the endosmotic...
Page 305 - ... longer form part of the living tissues. In their return towards the heart, the globules which have lost their oxygen combine with carbonic acid, producing venous blood ; and, when they reach the lungs, an exchange takes place between this carbonic acid and the oxygen of the atmosphere.
Page 144 - ... from other nerves. The ganglionic centres supply nerves to the non-striated muscles, to the heart, uterus, intestinal walls, and especially to the blood vessels. Messrs. Todd and Bowman, speaking of the distributions of the great sympathetic, use the following language : ' Clinging to the coats of the arteries, it follows them for the most part in their ramifications, and attaches itself to them somewhat as ivy does to a tree.

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