Key Features

  • A clear, straightforward approach makes complex anatomy and physiology concepts more accessible.
  • UNIQUE! Each chapter reinforces your understanding of the structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis.
  • UNIQUE! Clear View of the Human Body allows you to peel back the layers of the human body and perform a virtual dissection.
  • UNIQUE! Science Application boxes highlight practical applications of A&P content by scientific leaders.
  • Quick Check boxes test your comprehension as you read through each chapter.
  • Boxes and tables detail real-life applications in the areas of Health and Well Being, Clinical Applications, and Research, Issues, and Trends.
  • Chapter tests, review questions, and critical thinking questions identify areas needing further study.
  • Chapter outlines, objectives, study tips, and appendices help you study more effectively and find the information you need fast.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body
2. Chemistry of Life
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. Fluid 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
Chapter Test Answers
Glossary
Illustration/Photo Credits

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323077224
Electronic ISBN:
9780323291675

About the editors

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