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Cells and Human Health
  • Format
  • Authored by: Ingrid Schaefer Sprague
  • From the Series: Cells: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1617530085
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61753-008-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 611
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 136


The amazing complexity of human anatomy and physiology is dependent upon its single most basic unit: the cell. Humans can attribute their overall health to homeostasis, the balance of activity within properly functioning cells. Additionally, cells are affected by the food we eat along with the microscopic entities that make us ill. Cells and Human Health covers how cells work to maintain human health and immunity as well as the history of cell discovery and the basics of cellular activity. Readers will also learn the processes of illnesses and corresponding genetics that compromise a cell's proper activity in the human being.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Ingrid Schaefer Sprague has a B.S. in journalism from Kent State University and has taken coursework in medicine, nursing, and medical technology at Purdue University and Cuyahoga Community College. As the medical editor for the Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center of Cleveland, she was responsible for the medical education of resident MDs. She was also the editor in chief of Dermatology Times and Cosmetic Surgery Times.

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