Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology - Text and Anatomy and Physiology Online Course (Access Code)


  • 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
  • Gary Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI
  • Matthew Douglas, PhD, Professor of Zoology Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, Michigan Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology offers a clear, concise, and engaging account of the human body and its systems, with just the right amount of content. Designed for one-semester A&P courses and for students with little or no background in anatomy and physiology, this new, value-priced, text provides a solid framework for learning and understanding the interrelations of body systems. Seasoned authors and experienced educators, Kevin Patton, Gary Thibodeau, and Matthew Douglas use a conversational writing style and a variety of study tools to help you arrive at a complete understanding of human anatomy. What's more, a dynamic, full-color design with spectacular artwork offers a clear view of the human body, providing expert visual guidance while enhancing your learning experience.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-05382-2

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Constituents of the Human Body
1. Organization of The Human Body
2. The Chemistry of Life
3. Anatomy of Cells
4. Physiology of Cells
5. Cell Growth and Reproduction
6. Tissues and Their Functions
Unit 2: Support and Movement
7. Skin and Its Appendages
8. Skeletal Tissues
9. Bones and Joints
10. Muscular System
Unit 3: Communication, Control, and Integration
11. Cells of the Nervous System
12. Central Nervous System
13. Peripheral Nervous System
14. Sense Organs
15. Endocrine System
Unit 4: Transportation and Defense
16. Blood
17. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
18. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
19. Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Unit 5: Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion
20. Respiratory System
21. Digestive System
22. Nutrition and Metabolism
23. Urinary System and Fluid Balance
Unit 6: Reproduction and Development
24. Male Reproductive System
25. Female Reproductive System
26. Growth and Development
27. Human Genetics and Heredity