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The Massage Connection: Anatomy and Physiology by Kalyani Premkumar MBBS MD MSc CMT PhD

By Kalyani Premkumar MBBS MD MSc CMT PhD

This is the anatomy and body structure textual content written specifically for college kids and practitioners of therapeutic massage treatment. This variation integrates therapeutic massage remedy ideas in the anatomy and body structure content material, together with sections that debate how therapeutic massage interacts with the physique platforms. The publication covers all the significant physique systems—integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and fearful systems—that are an important to potent therapeutic massage remedy, and offers an outline of alternative physique platforms to provide scholars a well-rounded figuring out of anatomy and physiology.

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Isotopes The atoms of the same element may have different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus. ). Hydrogen, for example, may have a proton and no neutrons or one neutron or two neutrons in the nucleus. The atoms of an element that has a different number of neutrons in the nucleus are known as isotopes. 10. , mass number). The mass number is the number of protons and neutrons in an atom. In the above example, hydrogen with one proton is hydrogen-1 (1H); with one proton and one neutron, hydrogen-2 (2H); and with one proton and two neutrons, hydrogen-3 (3H).

Energy is the capacity to work, and work is movement or a change in the physical structure of matter. Energy can be in two forms—potential energy or kinetic energy. For example, imagine an elastic band stretched across two poles. The stretched elastic band has potential energy. 13. Representation of Polar Covalent Bond Hydrogen Bonds Other than ionic and covalent bonds, other weak attractions may be present between atoms of the same molecule or compound or between atoms in other molecules. The most important of these weak attractions are hydrogen bonds, in which a hydrogen atom involved in a polar covalent bond is attracted to oxygen or nitrogen involved in a polar covalent bond by itself.

Nucleic Acids Nucleic acids are large organic molecules containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Found in the nucleus of the cell, they are important for storing and processing information in every cell. Nucleic acid is the major component of ova and sperm and conveys such information as shape, eye color, and sex. There are two types of nucleic acid— DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid). , two spirals, parallel to each other). The two strands are AMINO ACID The word amino is derived from the presence of amino group (nitrogen and two hydrogen atoms—NH2) and an acid group (carbon, two oxygen, and hydrogen—COOH).

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