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By H. G. Stratmann

This ebook bargains a truly written, exciting and complete resource of scientific details for either writers and readers of technological know-how fiction.

Science fiction in print, in video clips and on tv all too usually provides doubtful or just mistaken depictions of human biology and clinical matters. This publication explores the true technology at the back of such issues as how bodies adapt to being in house, the real-life feasibility of universal plot components akin to suspended animation and scientific nanotechnology, and destiny clients for bettering well-being, prolonging our lives, and embellishing bodies via expertise.

each one bankruptcy specializes in a unmarried very important technological know-how fiction-related topic, combining concise real details with examples drawn from technology fiction in all media. Chapters finish with a “Bottom Line” part summarizing an important issues mentioned within the bankruptcy and giving technology fiction writers useful recommendation on how you can comprise them into their very own creations, together with an inventory of references for extra studying.

The publication will entice all readers attracted to studying in regards to the newest rules on various technology fiction-related clinical subject matters, and gives a useful reference resource for writers looking to elevate the realism and clarity in their works.

Henry G. Stratmann, MD, FACC, FACP is a heart specialist with board certifications in inner drugs, cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Befor

e getting into inner most perform he turned Professor of medication at St. Louis college tuition of medication and played scientific clinical study. Henry got a BA in chemistry from St. Louis collage and his MD at Southern Illinois collage institution of medication. he's presently enrolled at Missouri kingdom collage to procure a BS in physics with a minor in astronomy. His expert courses comprise being an writer or coauthor of many examine articles for clinical journals, basically within the box of nuclear cardiology. Henry is additionally a customary contributor of either tales and technological know-how truth articles to Analog technology Fiction and Fact.

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Attach to bones at those joints such that when the muscles contract the joint flexes. Relaxing those muscles returns the joint to an extended, “neutral” position. Other muscles act the opposite way. ” The latter produces more of a byproduct, lactic acid, than the body can immediately remove. An excess of lactic acid contributes to the feeling of soreness and aching in muscles after heavy exercise. Bones give the body its form and rigidity. They also serve as a reservoir for calcium and phosphate, which can be released into the bloodstream if needed.

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G. Vitamin K, needed for blood clotting) we need, and help us resist infection from harmful bacteria by competing with them for nutrients and providing our disease-resisting (immune) system with a low-level stimulus to keep it primed for action. 1 How the Human Body Works: From Quarks to Cells 29 The other major members of the gastrointestinal system are the liver, ­gallbladder, and pancreas. The liver is a large organ located in the upper right abdomen. It serves many functions, including storing energy sources such as glycogen and fat as well as some vitamins and iron.

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