Anatomy & Physiology, 7th Edition

Anatomy & Physiology, 7th Edition


This A&P textbook features full-color illustrations and a conversational writing style. The textbook focuses on concepts rather than descriptions to help you understand the information. With a focus on the unifying themes of structure and function and homeostasis, Patton and Thibodeau facilitate the comprehension of difficult material with thorough, consistent, and non-intimidating explanations that are free of unnecessary terminology and extraneous information. You can also connect with the textbook through a number of free electronic resources, including access to the 24-module A&P Online course, an electronic coloring book, online tutoring, and more.
  • UNIQUE! Body systems are broken down into separate chapters for anatomy and physiology to improve comprehension.
  • UNIQUE! A comprehensive color key unifies the art of the book with consistent color for cellular and chemical structures, and more.
  • UNIQUE! Uses unifying themes such as the Big Picture and Cycle of Life sections to help you see the interrelation of body systems and how their structure and function changes in relation to age and development.
  • UNIQUE! The Clear View of the Human Body transparency inserts give you the opportunity to peel back the layers of the body and see a virtual dissection of male and female human bodies along several planes of the body.
  • Quick Check questions reinforce learning with content review of major sections within the chapters.
  • Detailed, end-of-chapter summaries outline essential information to help you organize your studies.
  • Both critical thinking and content review questions for each chapter help you know how well you have mastered important concepts while also challenging your reasoning skills.
  • Online Tutoring is available through the Evolve website, where you can email questions to experienced A&P educators and receive feedback on assignments before turning them in.
  • The Evolve website also includes the Body Spectrum electronic coloring book along with answers to case studies and quick check questions, FAQs, post-test questions, an audio glossary, online appendices, and WebLinks.
  • The Brief Atlas of the Human Body provides more than 100 supplemental photos of all aspects of the human body, including surface anatomy, gross anatomy, radiology scans, and histology slides.
  • The Quick Guide to the Language of Science and Medicine provides instruction on how to learn, dissect, and use scientific terms, thereby improving reading efficiency.
  • UNIQUE! A design layout with more than 1,400 full-color photos and illustrations that guide your attention to the most important concepts on each page.
  • UNIQUE! A&P Online brings the textbook to life with 24 modules that utilize state-of-the art animations, interactive exercises and built-in quizzes to cover and reinforce the major content areas within A&P.
  • UNIQUE! New A&P Connect feature throughout the text guides you to the bonus material on the Evolve website, which features topics that go beyond basic A&P to connect concepts with the real world.
  • Dozens of new histology slides help provide a foundation for easily learning the anatomy of every part of the body.
  • Study Tips throughout each chapter offer practical advice on how to study A&P.
  • New, end-of-chapter Case Studies challenge you with “real-life” clinical situations.
UNIT ONE: The Body as a Whole

Introduction: Seeing the Big Picture

1 Organization of the Body

2 The Chemical Basis of Life

3 Anatomy of Cells

4 Physiology of Cells

5 Tissues

UNIT TWO: Support and Movement

6 Skin and its Appendages

7 Skeletal Tissues

8 Skeletal System

9 Articulations

10 Anatomy of the Muscular System

11 Physiology of the Muscular System

UNIT THREE: Communication, Control, and Integration

12 Nervous System Cells

13 Central Nervous System

14 Peripheral Nervous System

15 Sense Organs

16 Endocrine System

UNIT FOUR: Transportation and Defense

17 Blood

18 Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

19 Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

20 Lymphatic System

21 Immune System

22 Stress

UNIT FIVE: Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion

23 Anatomy of the Respiratory System

24 Physiology of the Respiratory System

25 Anatomy of the Digestive System

26 Physiology of the Respiratory System

27 Nutrition and Metabolism

28 The Urinary System

29 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

30 Acid-Base Balance

UNIT SIX: Reproduction and Development

31 Male Reproductive System

32 Female Reproductive System

33 Growth and Development

34 Genetics and Heredity


Photo/Illustration Credits

Kevin T. Patton, PhD, 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 and Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI


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