Anatomica: The Complete Home Medical Reference : A comprehensive encyclopedia and authoritative medical reference for the home. Anatomica is an essential reference to the human body, the most complex biological mechanism in the world. More than 1,400 intricate color drawings, fully labeled and captioned, bring to life the human body for professionals and general readers. With its encyclopedic medical information, this book also provides outstanding access to practical advice about everyday medical concerns. The book investigates the workings of the body in detail, reviewing the entire human body area by area, including: Cells and body systems; The head; The neck; The trunk; The chest cavity; The abdominal cavity; Urinary and reproductive organs; Shoulder, arms and hards; Hips, legs and feet; The skin. The book also has specific chapters that cover: Infectious diseases; Heredity, DNA and genetic diseases; The human life cycle; Staying healthy; Emotional and behavioral disorders; Diagnostic techniques. An illustrated timeline of developmental milestones follows aging and recommends preventive health measures. The book also includes an easy-to-use first aid guide and an extensive table of common symptoms. In addition, Anatomica addresses such topics as alcoholism, sexuality, stress and personality disorders, as well as the latest developments in alternative therapies. Written by an international team of medical experts, illustrators and researchers, Anatomica is an essential reference for the home and libraries.