The Human Body in Health & Disease - Hardcover, 6th Edition

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The Human Body in Health & Disease - Hardcover, 6th Edition


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!

    • 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
      • NEW! Art, layout, and content updates in each chapter give you the most current visual and textual information possible.
      • NEW! Terms and pronunciations lists at the beginning of each chapter familiarize you with new terms and the meanings of individual word parts.
      • NEW! Division of previous Cells and Tissues chapter breaks the material into two chapters (Chapter 3 Cells and Chapter 4 Tissues) to provide a much more digestible serving of the information.
        1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body

        • Chemistry of Life

        • Cells

        • Tissues

        • Organ Systems of the Body

        • Mechanisms of Disease

        • The Integumentary System and Body Membranes

        • The Skeletal System

        • The Muscular System

        • The Nervous System

        • The Senses

        • The Endocrine System

        • Blood

        • The Heart

        • The Circulation of the Blood

        • The Lymphatic System and Immunity

        • The Respiratory System

        • The Digestive System

        • Nutrition and Metabolism

        • The Urinary System

        • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

        • Acid-Base Balance

        • The Reproductive Systems

        • Growth and Development

        • Genetics and Genetic Diseases

        Appendix A: Examples of Pathological Conditions

        Appendix B: Medical Terminology

        Appendix C: Clinical and Laboratory Values


        Illustration/Photo 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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