Preface; Part I. Oxygen: 1. Respiration; 2. Blood; 3. Circulation; Part II. Food and Energy: 4. Food and fuel; 5. Energy metabolism; Part III. Temperature: 6. Temperature effects; 7. Temperature regulation; Part IV. Water: 8. Water and osmotic regulation; 9. Excretion; Part V. Movement, Information, Integration: 10. Movement, muscle, biomechanics; 11. Control and integration; 12. Hormonal control; 13. Information and senses; Appendices; Index.
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