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Miracle of the Human Body

The Digestive and Renal System (#106)

The human body needs to take in food and water found in the environment, and through an almost miraculous sequence of mechanical and chemical processes, it converts that food into nutrients that sustain all the body's activities. The digestive tract alone has nine major organs devoted to this process and the renal tract three. Join world-renowned surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman as he provides you with a unique look at the anatomy and physiology of the many organs and structures of digestion. Lastly, discover the properties of metabolism and nutrition. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Classes studying human anatomy will find this series useful in providing information about basic anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and mechanics of the various body systems. Heart surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman describes the anatomy and function of each body system through live-action video, photos, medical imaging, and realistic 3-D animation. The evolutionary development of each body system is also discussed. Cadaver dissections are used to point out structures and organs associated with each system.

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