Structure & Function of the Body - Softcover - 15th Edition - ISBN: 9780323341127, 9780323392891

Structure & Function of the Body - Softcover

15th Edition

Authors: Kevin Patton Gary Thibodeau
eBook ISBN: 9780323392891
eBook ISBN: 9780323395052
Paperback ISBN: 9780323341127
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323357258
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 17th November 2015
Page Count: 592

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Mastering the essentials of anatomy, physiology, and even medical terminology has never been easier! Using simple, conversational language and vivid animations and illustrations, Structure & Function of the Body, 15th Edition walks readers through the normal structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis.

Key Features

  • Conversational and clear writing style makes content easy to read and understand.
  • Full-color design contains more than 400 drawings and photos.
  • Clear View of the Human Body is a unique, full-color, semi-transparent insert depicting the human body (male and female) in layers.
  • Animation Direct callouts direct readers to Evolve for an animation about a specific topic. 
  • Updated study tips sections at the beginning of each chapter help break down difficult topics and guide readers on how to best use book features to their advantage.
  • Special boxes such as Health and Well-Being boxes, Clinical Application boxes, Research and Trends boxes, and more help readers apply what they have learned to their future careers in health care and science.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction to the Body
2.Chemistry of Life
5.Organ Systems
6.Skin and Membranes
7.Skeletal System
8.Muscular System
9.Nervous System
11.Endocrine System
13.Circulatory System
14.Lymphatic System and Immunity
15.Respiratory System
16.Digestive System
17.Nutrition and Metabolism
18.Urinary System
19.Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
20.Acid-Base Balance
21.Reproductive Systems
22.Growth and Development
Appendix A: Body Mass Index
Appendix B: Common Medical Abbreviations, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Chapter Test Answers


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About the Author

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

Gary Thibodeau

Affiliations and Expertise

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