The Human Body in Health & Disease - Softcover - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323101240, 9780323291484

The Human Body in Health & Disease - Softcover

6th Edition

Authors: Kevin Patton Gary Thibodeau
eBook ISBN: 9780323291484
eBook ISBN: 9780323113557
eBook ISBN: 9780323113540
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 4th February 2013
Page Count: 800

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Get a complete introduction to A&P with the resources that makes challenging concepts easier to understand! The Human Body in Health & Disease, 6th Edition includes 25 highly visual, student-friendly chapters that cover the most important structures and functions of the human body. With detailed illustrations and the unique Clear View of the Human Body transparencies, A&P doesn’t get any clearer!

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Creative design includes more than 475 full-color photos and illustrations to simplify explanations of difficult material.
  • UNIQUE! Clear View of the Human Body transparencies embedded within the textbook provide a graphically stunning atlas of the male and female body that can be peeled back layer by layer.
  • Quick Check questions, active learning activities including case studies, study tips, outline summaries, and more provide helpful reviews and self-assessment opportunities.
  • A straightforward, conversational writing style explains difficult anatomy and physiology principles.
  • UNIQUE! Special boxes throughout each chapter help reinforce and apply what you've learned with specific guidance in:
    • Health and Well-being
    • Clinical Applications
    • Research, Issues, and Trends
    • Science Applications

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body
  2. Chemistry of Life
  3. Cells
  4. Tissues
  5. Organ Systems of the Body
  6. Mechanisms of Disease
  7. The Integumentary System and Body Membranes
  8. The Skeletal System
  9. The Muscular System
  10. The Nervous System
  11. The Senses
  12. The Endocrine System
  13. Blood
  14. The Heart
  15. The Circulation of the Blood
  16. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
  17. The Respiratory System
  18. The Digestive System
  19. Nutrition and Metabolism
  20. The Urinary System
  21. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  22. Acid-Base Balance
  23. The Reproductive Systems
  24. Growth and Development
  25. Genetics and Genetic Diseases

Appendix A: Examples of Pathological Conditions

Appendix B: Medical Terminology

Appendix C: Clinical and Laboratory Values


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About the Authors

Kevin Patton

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction, New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York; Professor Emeritus of Life Sciences, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, Missouri; Assistant Professor Emeritus of Physiology, Course Director Emeritus in Human Physiology, St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Gary Thibodeau

Affiliations and Expertise

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