Structure & Function of the Body - Softcover

Structure & Function of the Body - Softcover

16th Edition - September 28, 2019

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  • Authors: Kevin Patton, Gary Thibodeau
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323597791
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323597807
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323655767

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Get a solid understanding of the human body! Using simple, conversational language and vivid animations and illustrations, Structure & Function of the Body, 16th Edition introduces the normal structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis. To help make difficult A&P concepts easy to understand, this new edition features thoroughly revised content and review questions which reflect the most current information available and a unique 22-page, semi-transparent insert of the human body. Plus, Connect It! boxes throughout directly correlate to online content giving you additional clinical and scientific insights essential to patient care!

Key Features

  • 22-page Clear View of the Human Body is a unique, full-color, semi-transparent insert depicting the human body (male and female) in layers.
  • Conversational and clear writing style makes content easy to read and understand.
  • Full-color design contains more than 400 drawings and photos.
  • Updated study tips sections at the beginning of each chapter help break down difficult topics and guide you on how to best use book features to their advantage.
  • Questions for student review are found throughout the chapters and cover critical thinking, open-ended, fill-in-the-blank, matching, multiple-choice, and other question formats.
  • Special boxes such as Health and Well-Being boxes, Clinical Application boxes, Research and Trends boxes, and more help you apply what you have learned to your future career.
  • Language of Science and Medicine section in each chapter includes key terms, word parts, and pronunciations to place a greater focus on medical terminology.
  • Resources on the Evolve companion website include Animation Direct, audio summaries, audio glossary, a new online coloring book, review questions, and FAQs.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Disclaimer
  • Table of Contents
  • Contents in brief
  • On the cover
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • Student survey
  • Contributor panel
  • Preface
  • How to use this book
  • 1.  Introduction to the body
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Scientific method
  •     Levels of organization
  •     Anatomical position
  •     Anatomical directions
  •     Planes of the body
  •     Body cavities
  •     Body regions
  •     Balance of body functions
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 2.  Chemistry of life
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Levels of chemical organization
  •     Chemical bonding
  •     Inorganic chemistry
  •     Organic chemistry
  •     Chemistry in the human body
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 3.  Cells
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Overview of cells
  •     Parts of the cell
  •     Relationship of cell structure and function
  •     Movement of substances through cell membranes
  •     Cell growth and reproduction
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 4.  Tissues
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Introduction to tissues
  •     Epithelial tissue
  •     Connective tissue
  •     Muscle tissue
  •     Nervous tissue
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 5.  Organ systems
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Organ systems
  •     The body as a whole
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 6.  Skin and membranes
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Body membranes
  •     Skin
  •     Skin cancer
  •     Burns
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 7.  Skeletal system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Functions of the skeletal system
  •     Gross structure of bones
  •     Microscopic structure of bones
  •     Bone development
  •     Axial skeleton
  •     Appendicular skeleton
  •     Skeletal variations
  •     Joints
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 8.  Muscular system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Muscle tissue
  •     Structure of skeletal muscle
  •     Functions of skeletal muscle
  •     Role of other body systems in movement
  •     Motor unit
  •     Muscle stimulus
  •     Types of skeletal muscle contractions
  •     Effects of exercise on skeletal muscle
  •     Movements produced by skeletal muscle contractions
  •     Skeletal muscle groups
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 9.  Nervous system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Organization of the nervous system
  •     Cells of the nervous system
  •     Nerves and tracts
  •     Nerve signals
  •     Central nervous system
  •     Peripheral nervous system
  •     Autonomic nervous system
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 10.  Senses
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Classification of senses
  •     Sensory pathways
  •     General senses
  •     Special senses
  •     Integration of senses
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 11.  Endocrine system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Endocrine glands
  •     Mechanisms of hormone action
  •     Regulation of hormone secretion
  •     Prostaglandins
  •     Pituitary gland
  •     Hypothalamus
  •     Thyroid gland
  •     Parathyroid glands
  •     Adrenal glands
  •     Pancreatic islets
  •     Sex glands
  •     Thymus
  •     Placenta
  •     Pineal gland
  •     Endocrine functions throughout the body
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  • 12.  Blood
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Blood composition
  •     Red blood cells
  •     White blood cells
  •     Platelets and blood clotting
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 13.  Cardiovascular system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Heart
  •     Blood vessels
  •     Routes of circulation
  •     Hemodynamics
  •     Pulse
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 14.  Lymphatic system and immunity
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Lymphatic system
  •     Immune system
  •     Immune system molecules
  •     Immune system cells
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 15.  Respiratory system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Structural plan
  •     Upper respiratory tract
  •     Lower respiratory tract
  •     Respiration
  •     Pulmonary ventilation
  •     Gas exchange and transport
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 16.  Digestive system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Overview of digestion
  •     Wall of the digestive tract
  •     Mouth
  •     Pharynx
  •     Esophagus
  •     Stomach
  •     Small intestine
  •     Liver and gallbladder
  •     Pancreas
  •     Large intestine
  •     Appendix
  •     Peritoneum
  •     Digestion
  •     Absorption
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 17.  Nutrition and metabolism
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Metabolic function of the liver
  •     Macronutrients
  •     Micronutrients
  •     Regulating food intake
  •     Metabolic rates
  •     Body temperature
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 18.  Urinary system
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Kidneys
  •     Formation of urine
  •     Control of urine volume
  •     Elimination of urine
  •     Urinalysis
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 19.  Fluid and electrolyte balance
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Body fluid volumes
  •     Body fluid compartments
  •     Mechanisms that maintain fluid balance
  •     Fluid imbalances
  •     Importance of electrolytes in body fluids
  •     Electrolyte imbalances
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 20.  Acid-base balance
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     pH of body fluids
  •     Mechanisms that control pH of body fluids
  •     pH imbalances
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 21.  Reproductive systems
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Sexual reproduction
  •     Male reproductive system
  •     Female reproductive system
  •     Summary of the reproductive systems
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • 22.  Growth, development, and aging
  •     Language of science and medicine
  •     Introduction
  •     Prenatal period
  •     Birth
  •     Postnatal period
  •     Effects of aging
  •     ❑ Outline summary
  •     ❑ Active learning
  • Appendix A Body mass index
  • Appendix B Common medical abbreviations, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Appendix C Chapter test answers
  • Glossary
  • Illustration/photo credits
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2019
  • Published: September 28, 2019
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323597791
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323597807
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323655767

About the Authors

Kevin Patton

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Life Sciences,St. Charles Community College Cottleville, MO Professor of Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI adjunct) Northeast College of Health Sciences Seneca Falls, NY

Gary Thibodeau

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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