Key Features

  • Labeling exercises help you memorize the small details of complicated body parts and processes.
  • Practical experiments that center on your own physiological processes and knowledge of the world in general help you make connections between the text, lab, and the world around you.
  • Numerous full-color illustrations and photomicrographs help you visualize difficult concepts and reinforce development of spatial perspective.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Constituents of the Human Body

  • Lesson 1 Scientific Inquiry and the Human Body
    • Activity 1. Investigating the Proportionality Rule
    • Activity 2. The Scientific Method in Anatomy and Physiology
    • Activity 3. Error in Scientific Inquiry
  • Lesson 2 Organization of the Body and the Language of Anatomy
    • Activity 1. Levels of Organization and Organ Systems
    • Activity 2. Major Regions, Landmarks, and Cavities
    • Activity 3. System of Terminology and Anatomical Relationships
  • Lesson 3 Inner World of the Cell
    • Activity 1. Cell Structure and Function
    • Activity 2. DNA Extraction and Analysis
    • Activity 3. Transport in the Cell
    • Activity 4. Life Cycle of the Cell
  • Lesson 4 Tissues: Organization and Classification
    • Activity 1. Epithelial Tissues
    • Activity 2. Connective Tissues
    • Activity 3. Muscle and Nervous Tissues

Unit 2 Support and Movement

  • Lesson 5 The Musculoskeletal System
    • Activity 1. Organization of the Skeletal System
    • Activity 2. Organization of the Muscular System
  • Lesson 6 The Skeletal System
    • Activity 1. Bone Structure and Function
    • Activity 2. The Axial Skeleton
    • Activity 3. The Appendicular Skeleton
    • Activity 4. Joints
  • Lesson 7 The Muscular System
    • Activity 1. Muscle Structure and Function
    • Activity 2. Muscles of the Head and Face
    • Activity 3. Muscles of the Core
    • Activity 4. Muscles of the Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Lesson 8 The Integrated Musculoskeletal System
    • Activity 1. Range of Motion

Unit 3 Communication, Control, and Integration

  • Lesson 9 The Nervous System


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About the editors

Kevin Patton

Affiliations and Expertise

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