Since the arrival of clinical microsurgery, reconstructive surgeons have reevalu-ated human anatomy, searching for vessels and tissues suitable for free tissue transfer. The nature of the defect and of the donor site must be considered in each case, in order to choose the most appropriate tissue for transfer.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.