Anatomy & Physiology


  • 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

This A&P textbook features full-color illustrations and a conversational writing style. The textbook focuses on concepts rather than descriptions to help you understand the information. With a focus on the unifying themes of structure and function and homeostasis, Patton and Thibodeau facilitate the comprehension of difficult material with thorough, consistent, and non-intimidating explanations that are free of unnecessary terminology and extraneous information. You can also connect with the textbook through a number of free electronic resources, including access to the 24-module A&P Online course, an electronic coloring book, online tutoring, and more.


Published: April 2009

Imprint: Mosby


  • 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 Respiratory 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


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