Structure & Function of the Body - Softcover


  • 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

The 13th edition of this bestselling textbook continues to offer superior anatomy and physiology instruction with a focus on the normal structure and function of the body. It features an exceptional straightforward writing style that makes it easier to learn all the core A&P information you need to know. Building on the solid foundation of previous editions, this book adds a visual emphasis with realistic animations on a companion CD-ROM and A Clear View of the Human Body, a full-color, semi-transparent insert that shows the body in layers.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04966-5

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body

NEW! A Clear View of the Human Body

2. Chemistry of Life

3. Cells and Tissues

4. Organ Systems of the Body

5. The Integumentary System and Body Membranes

6. The Skeletal System

7. The Muscular System

8. The Nervous System

9. The Senses

10. The Endocrine System

11. Blood

12. The Circulatory System

13. The Lymphatic System and Immunity

14. The Respiratory System

15. The Digestive System

16. Nutrition and Metabolism

17. The Urinary System

18. Fluids and Electrolyte Balance

19. Acid-Base Balance

20. The Reproductive Systems

21. Growth and Development

Appendix A Body Mass Index

Appendix B Common Medical Abbreviations, Prefixes, and Suffixes

Chapter Test Answers