No other two-semester A&P text rivals Anatomy & Physiology, 9th Edition for its student-friendly writing, visually engaging content, and wide range of teaching and learning support. Focusing on the unifying themes of structure and function and homeostasis, authors Patton and Thibodeau utilize a very conversational and easy-to-follow narrative to guide you through difficult A&P material. Readers can also connect with the textbook through a number of free electronic resources, including Netter's 3D Interactive Anatomy, A&P Online, an electronic coloring book, online tutoring, and more! Just because the subject matter of A&P is complicated, doesn’t mean your textbook has to be — especially when you have Patton at your side!
UNIT ONE: The Body as a Whole 1. Organization of the Body 2. Homeostasis 3. Chemistry of Life 4. Biomolecules 5. Cell Structure 6. Cell Function 7. Cell Growth and Development 8. Introduction to Tissues 9. Tissue Types
UNIT TWO: Support and Movement 10. Skin 11. Skeletal Tissues 12. Axial Skeleton 13. Appendicular Skeleton 14. Articulations 15. Axial Muscles 16. Appendicular Muscles 17. Muscle Contraction
UNIT THREE: Communication, Control, and Integration 18. Nervous System Cells 19. Nerve Signaling 20. Central Nervous System 21. Peripheral Nervous System 22. Autonomic Nervous System 23. Physiology of Sensation 24. Special Senses 25. Endocrine Regulation 26. Endocrine Glands
UNIT FOUR: Transportation and Defense 27. Blood 28. Heart 29. Blood Vessels 30. Circulation of Blood 31. Lymphatic System 32. Innate Immunity 33. Adaptive Immunity 34. Stress
UNIT FIVE: Respiration, Nutrition and Excretion 35. Respiratory Tract 36. Ventilation 37. Gas Exchange and Transport 38. Upper Digestive Tract 39. Lower Digestive Tract 40. Digestion and Absorption 41. Nutrition and Metabolism 42. Urinary System 43. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 44. Acid-Base Balance
UNIT SIX: Reproduction and Development 45. Male Reproductive System 46. Female Reproductive System 47. Growth and Development 48. Genetics and Heredity
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