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The Human Body - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128042540, 9780128043325

The Human Body

1st Edition

Linking Structure and Function

Author: Bruce Carlson
Paperback ISBN: 9780128042540
eBook ISBN: 9780128043325
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th October 2018
Page Count: 436
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The Human Body: Linking Structure and Function provides knowledge on the human body's unique structure and how it works. Each chapter is designed to be easily understood, making the reading interesting and approachable. Organized by organ system, this succinct publication presents the functional relevance of developmental studies and integrates anatomical function with structure.

Key Features

  • Focuses on bodily functions and the human body's unique structure
  • Offers insights into disease and disorders and their likely anatomical origin
  • Explains how developmental lineage influences the integration of organ systems


Upper undergraduate, graduate and postdoc market, as well as professors and researchers studying functional anatomy, developmental biology, physiology and across the life sciences, dentistry and nursing

Table of Contents

1. Cells – Fundamental Units of Life
2. Tissues – Cells Working Together
3. Skin
4. The Skeleton
5. The Muscular System
6. The Nervous System
7. Special Senses – Vision and Hearing
8. The Lymphoid System and Immunity
9. The Endocrine System
10. The Circulatory System
11. The Respiratory System
12. The Digestive System
13. The Urinary System
14. The Reproductive System


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About the Author

Bruce Carlson

Dr. Carlson serves as Professor Emeritus of Anatomy in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. Dr. Carlson is the author of more than fifteen book publications including several books published by Elsevier (Human Embryology and Developmental Biology 1-5/e, Principles of Regenerative Biology, repurposed embryology and physiology texts for Elsevier’s digital Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences in 2014). Dr. Carlson has served as president of the American Association of Anatomists, and president of the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons. Additional honors include the AAAS Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, membership in the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Henry Gray Award of the American Association of Anatomists. An accomplished teacher, Dr. Carlson has received both the Elizabeth Crosby Teaching Award and the Kaiser-Permanente Teaching Award from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School, USA

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