Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals by R. Michael Akers

By R. Michael Akers

Ntroduction to the principles of anatomy and body structure in a variety of family species. good illustrated all through, the publication offers in–depth info at the guiding rules of this key zone of research for animal technology scholars, fostering a radical realizing of the advanced make–up of household animals. This moment variation comprises entry to supplementary fabric on-line, together with photos and tables to be had for obtain in PowerPoint, a attempt financial institution of questions for teachers, and self–study questions for college students at
Taking a logical systems–based method, this new version is absolutely up to date and now offers more effective details, with descriptions of anatomic or physiological occasions in pets or household animals to illustrate daily purposes. delivering better intensity of data than different books during this region, Anatomy and body structure of family Animals is a useful textbook for animal technological know-how scholars and pros during this quarter.

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Other cells—for example, neurons—are believed to almost never divide. Although early cytologists thought that cells that were not in the mitotic phase of development were inactive because of the absence of marked visual changes, this is not true. Cells without apparent mitotic figures or morphological changes were said to be in a resting or interphase period. It is now appreciated that these interphase cells carry out the normal functioning of tissues, for example, secretion of pancreatic enzymes or excretion activity of the kidney.

Although information obtained from smears of various cells is useful, the technique is limited since most cells are part of tissues. More importantly, the organization and differentiation of the various cell types and their products is fundamental to under­ standing the physiology of a tissue or organ. For this evaluation, it is necessary to infiltrate the tissue and cells with a medium that is sufficiently solid to allow sections thin enough for light to penetrate to be pre­ pared. The most common embedding medium is par­ affin wax.

4 illus­ trates the organelles and secretion activity of such a mammary epithelial cell. Similar events occur in many other secretory cells, for example, pancreas, liver, sali­ vary gland, and pituitary gland. Microscopy techniques Beginning with invention of the light microscope in the 1600s and progressive improvements in cell pres­ ervation, techniques to embed tissue in materials for sectioning, and staining to identify specific cellular components, much has been learned regarding cell structure and function.

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