We all know our eyes from our elbows, but what are the duodenum, the basal ganglia, and the islets of Langerhans? For an instant, edifying analysis of your amazing self, inside and out, simply digest these 50 easy-to-swallow anatomy topics. Whether you are a student of medicine or biology, an artist, an athlete, or simply someone dying to know what your physician means when he mentions your plexus or your humerus, this is the quickest route to understanding exactly how the body operates. Dissecting the detail of everything from bones to the brain into 30-second summaries, using no more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture per topic, this is the hip way to understand the basic structures and systems that make up your body. Illustrated with gory graphics and supported by biographies of medical pioneers, timelines, and glossaries, this is the essential reference book of body parts.