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Solutions for Chapter 14: The Heart

Full solutions for The Human Body in Health & Disease | 6th Edition

ISBN: 9780323101233

Solutions for Chapter 14: The Heart

Solutions for Chapter 14
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Textbook: The Human Body in Health & Disease
Edition: 6
Author: Kevin T. Patton PhD, Gary A. Thibodeau PhD
ISBN: 9780323101233

The Human Body in Health & Disease was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780323101233. Chapter 14: The Heart includes 24 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: The Human Body in Health & Disease, edition: 6. Since 24 problems in chapter 14: The Heart have been answered, more than 7561 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Accretionary wedge

    A large wedge-shaped mass of sediment that accumulates in subduction zones. Here, sediment is scraped from the subducting oceanic plate and accreted to the overriding crustal block.

  • Annual mean temperature

    An average of the 12 monthly temperature means.

  • Aphelion

    The place in the orbit of a planet where the planet is farthest from the Sun.

  • Atom

    The smallest particle that exists as an element.

  • Atomic weight

    The average of the atomic masses of isotopes for a given element.

  • Electromagnetic spectrum

    The distribution of electromagnetic radiation by wavelength.

  • Electron

    A negatively charged subatomic particle that has a negligible mass and is found outside an atom’s nucleus.

  • Environmental lapse rate

    The rate of temperature decrease with increasing height in the troposphere.

  • Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

    See H-R diagram.

  • Inner planets

    See Terrestrial planets.

  • Mass number

    The number of neutrons and protons in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Nonrenewable resource

    Resource that forms or accumulates over such long time spans that it must be considered as fixed in total quantity.

  • Paleomagnetism

    The natural remnant magnetism in rock bodies. The permanent magnetization acquired by rock that can be used to determine the location of the magnetic poles and the latitude of the rock at the time it became magnetized.

  • Plate tectonics

    The theory that proposes that Earth’s outer shell consists of individual plates that interact in various ways and thereby produce earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and the crust itself.

  • Reflection

    The process whereby light bounces back from an object at the same angle at which it encounters a surface and with the same intensity.

  • Spring

    A flow of groundwater that emerges naturally at the ground surface.

  • Thermosphere

    The region of the atmosphere immediately above the mesosphere and characterized by increasing temperatures due to absorption of very shortwave solar energy by oxygen.

  • Umbra

    The central, completely dark part of a shadow produced during an eclipse.

  • Valley train

    A relatively narrow body of stratified drift deposited on a valley floor by meltwater streams that issue from a valley glacier.

  • Wave height

    The vertical distance between the trough and crest of a wave.

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