Anthony's Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology


  • Gary Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI
  • Kevin Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (adjunct), New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO

A thorough introductory text on human form and function, this text presents a large, complex body of scientific knowledge in an easily understood, straightforward writing style. Focusing on concepts rather than descriptions, the text uses a "big picture" theme of body function and also explains the body's homeostatic regulation.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03982-6

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE The Body as a Whole

Introduction Seeing the Big Picture

1. Organization of the Body

2. The Chemical Basis of Life

3. Anatomy of Cells

4. Physiology of Cells

5. Tissues

UNIT TWO Support and Movement

6. Skin and its Appendages

7. Skeletal Tissues

8. Skeletal System

9. Articulations

10. Anatomy of the Muscular System

11. Physiology of the Muscular System

UNIT THREE Communication, Control, and Integration

12. Nervous System Cells

13. Central Nervous System

14. Peripheral Nervous System

15. Sense Organs

16. Endocrine System

UNIT FOUR Transportation and Defense

17. Blood

18. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

19. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

20. Lymphatic System

21. Immune System

22. Stress

UNIT FIVE Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion

23. Anatomy of the Respiratory System

24. Physiology of the Respiratory System

25. Anatomy of the Digestive System

26. Physiology of the Digestive System

27. Nutrition and Metabolism

28. The Urinary System

29. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

30. Acid-Base Balance

UNIT SIX Reproduction and Development

31. Male Reproductive System

32. Female Reproductive System

33. Growth and Development

34. Genetics and Heredity

Mini-Atlas of Human Anatomy


A. Metric Measurements and Their Equivalents

B. Determining the Potential Osmotic Pressure of a Solution

C. Clinical and Laboratory Values

D. Conversion Factors to International System of Units (SI Units)

E. Nobel Peace Prize Winners


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