An Illustrated System of Human Anatomy, Special, General and Microscopic

An Illustrated System of Human Anatomy, Special, General and Microscopic

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...to he urine and very sparingly soluble in water: in children, however, the urine contains hippuric in place of uric acid. These two substances are the essential and characteristic elements of the urine, which also contains an animal extractive matter analogous to that found in other fluids; an acid something resembling lactic acid; and a variety of inorganic salts, --muriate of ammonia, muriate of soda, phosphate of lime, sulphate of lime, magnesian salts and a trace of silica.J Carpenter. Elements of Physiology, 72S.--Bowman, ul tuptd, p. 74. (. Dunne. Cours de Microscopic, PI. XII. J Wagnw. Elements of Physiology, p. 422. THE RENAL CAPSULES.--CAPSULE RENALES. These bodies, called also the supra-renal capsules, are two in number, placed on the upper border of the kidneys. The capsule is of a triangular form, with its base upon the kidney; its anterior and posterior surfaces are flattened, the former being marked by an imperfect fissure. Each one is attached to the corresponding kidney by loose cellular tissue; that of the right side ia connected to the liver by the same medium, and that of the left side lies in contact with the pancreas. Like the glands on which they rest, they are behind the peritoneum. The renal capsule is composed of two different structures, one of which is external, the other internal. The former, or cortical substance is of a pale yellow color and seemingly consists of vertical parallel fibres, part of which, however, are arterial branches, and part venous ramifications, which last convey the blood to a plexus in the centre of the capsule. The cortical portion also contains between the blood-vessels many elongated conical bodies, with nuclei and cells in different phases of development. The medullary or internal...show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502426
  • 9781236502421