The Human Body in Health & Disease - Softcover

The Human Body in Health & Disease - Softcover

8th Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Kevin Patton, Frank Bell, Terry Thompson, Peggie Williamson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323734165
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323830744

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Completely revised and updated, The Human Body in Health & Disease, 8th Edition makes it easier to understand how the body works, both in normal conditions and when things go wrong. Its easy-to-read writing style, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and unique Clear View of the Human Body transparencies keep you focused on the principles of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Key features are Connect It! with bonus online content, concept maps with flow charts to simplify complex topics, and chapter objectives and active learning sections. From noted educator Kevin Patton, this book presents A&P in a way that lets you know and understand what is important.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction to the Body

    2 Chemistry of Life

    3 Cells

    4 Tissues

    5 Organ Systems

    6 Mechanisms of Disease

    7 Skin and Membranes

    8 Skeletal System

    9 Muscular System

    10 Nervous System

    11 Senses

    12 Endocrine System

    13 Blood

    14 Heart and Heart Disease

    15 Circulation of the Blood

    16 Lymphatic System and Immunity

    17 Respiratory System

    18 Digestive System

    19 Nutrition and Metabolism

    20 Urinary System

    21 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    22 Acid-Base Balance

    23 Reproductive Systems

    24 Growth and Development

    25 Genetics and Genetic Diseases

    Appendix A: Examples of Pathological Conditions

    Appendix C: Medical Terminology; Hints for Learning and Using Medical Terms

    Appendix D: Clinical and Laboratory Values; Conversion Factors to International System of Units (SI Units)


    Illustration/Photo Credits


Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323734165
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323830744

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

Frank Bell

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Assistant Professor MS in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI) Program Northeast College of Health Sciences Seneca Falls, NY

Terry Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences Wor-Wic Community College President Emeritus - HAPS Salisbury, MD

Peggie Williamson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Mary Hardin DPT Program Baylor in Belton, TX Bellah Therapies, LLC Harker Heights, TX

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