Structure & Function of the Body - Soft Cover Version - 12th Edition - ISBN: 9780323022422

Structure & Function of the Body - Soft Cover Version

12th Edition

Authors: Gary Thibodeau Kevin Patton
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323022415
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 24th October 2003
Page Count: 624


The 12th edition of this popular text continues to build on the solid foundation of previous versions, and its updated full-color illustration program, centralized themes, easy-to-understand language, and solid pedagogical features provide a clear structure for student learning. Elaborate full-color illustrations, centralized themes, simplistic language, and solid learning features encourage reader comprehension of the material.

Key Features

  • Over 330 illustrations visually clarify difficult concepts.

  • Cadaver photos provide a true visualization of the human body.

  • Vocabulary Terms are provided at the end of each chapter, bolded within the text, and located in the Comprehensive Glossary at the end of the text.

  • Readers can evaluate their own mastery of chapter content by doing the Collaborative Learning Activities and completing the Chapter Test and Review Questions.

  • A Medical Abbreviations, Prefixes, and Suffixes appendix provides quick reference to common terms.

  • Objectives clearly detail what the reader should learn from the chapter.

  • The Outline Summary at the end of each chapter gives the reader a succinct recap of important content.

  • The clear, straightforward writing style makes content easy to read and understand.

  • Health and Well Being, Clinical Application, and Research, Issues, and Trends boxes help readers to apply what they have learned.

  • Study Tips are listed at the end of each chapter, ensuring reading comprehension and review.

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body
    2. Chemistry of Life NEW!
    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


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About the Author

Gary Thibodeau

Affiliations and Expertise

Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI

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