The Human Body in Health and Illness - Soft Cover Version book cover

The Human Body in Health and Illness - Soft Cover Version

Using colorful cartoons, illustrations, and an easy-to-read approach, The Human Body in Health and Illness, 4th Edition makes it fun to learn anatomy & physiology. Clear, step-by-step explanations provide all the information you need to know, so concepts are easy to understand even if you have a limited background in the sciences. Written by well-known educator Barbara Herlihy, the book begins with a basic discussion of the human body and cellular structure and moves toward genetics and the greater complexity of the human organism. It breaks down complex concepts and processes into digestible chunks, and new features such as Re-Think and Go Figure! help you apply what you've learned to common problems in patient care.

Paperback, 560 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-6842-6

Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the Human Body
    2. Basic Chemistry
    3. Cells
    4. Cell Metabolism
    5. Microbiology Basics
    6. Tissues and Membranes
    7. Integumentary System and Body temperature
    8. Skeletal System
    9. Muscular System
    10. Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain
    11. Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
    12. Autonomic Nervous System
    13. Sensory System
    14. Endocrine System
    15. Blood
    16. Anatomy of the Heart
    17. Function of the Heart
    18. Anatomy of the Blood Vessels
    19. Functions of the Blood Vessels
    20. Lymphatic System
    21. Immune System
    22. Respiratory System
    23. Digestive System
    24. Urinary System
    25. Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    26. Reproductive Systems
    27. Human Development and Heredity
    Appendix A: Answers to Review Your Knowledge questions
    Glossary

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