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cover image - The Human Body in Health and Illness - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323498418
Page Count: 576
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $59.99

The Human Body in Health and Illness - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

by Barbara Herlihy, PhD(Physiology), RN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - The Human Body in Health and Illness - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323498418
Page Count: 576
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $59.99
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Learn the A&P you’ll really use in practice! The Human Body in Health and Illness, 6th Edition uses hundreds of illustrations, colorful cartoons, and an easy-to-read approach to simplify Anatomy & Physiology concepts. Organized by body system, this resource shows how each organ is designed to work by including clear, step-by-step explanations, clinical examples, and online animations. It also demonstrates what happens to the body when a system does not function properly. Written by well-known author and educator Barbara Herlihy, this resource makes it easier and more fun to learn A&P concepts — and gives you the basic background you need to begin a healthcare career.

    • Full-color illustrations simplify difficult concepts and complex processes, accurately depicting anatomy, physiology, and disease. 
    • Colorful cartoons use humor to clarify and reinforce the content, making it more memorable, accessible, and easy to understand.
    • Interesting analogies, examples, and anecdotes make learning easier and bring science to life.
    • Key terms and objectives begin every chapter, setting learning expectations and goals, with terms defined in a comprehensive glossary. 
    • Useful learning and review features include Re-Think questions, Ramp It Up! and As You Age boxes, plus Did You Know boxes with clinical scenarios and historical vignettes. 
    • Focus on medical terminology includes Medical Terminology and Disorders tables with pronunciations, derivations, and word parts, along with references to commonly used medical terminology.
    • Evolve companion website enhances your understanding with animations, learning activities, and review tools.
    • A study guide offers fun and practical exercises to help you review, understand, and remember basic A&P. Sold separately.
    • New animations bring difficult concepts to life.
    • New illustrations show more step-by-step processes, and include new review questions to help you understand the concepts depicted. 
    • UPDATED content includes additional chapter review questions.
    • NEW! More pronunciations and new med term activities are included.
  • 1. Introduction to the Human Body
    2. Basic Chemistry
    3. Cells 
    4. Cell Metabolism
    5.  Microbiology Basics
    6.  Tissues and Membranes
    7. Integumentary System and Body Temperature
    8. Skeletal System
    9. Muscular System
    10. Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain
    11. Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
    12. Autonomic Nervous System
    13. Sensory System
    14. Endocrine System
    15. Blood
    16. Anatomy of the Heart
    17. Function of the Heart
    18. Anatomy of the Blood Vessels
    19. Functions of the Blood Vessels
    20. Lymphatic System
    21. Immune System
    22. Respiratory System
    23. Digestive System
    24. Urinary System
    25. Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    26. Reproductive Systems
    27. Human Development and Heredity
  • Barbara Herlihy, PhD(Physiology), RN, Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, School of Nursing and Health Professions, San Antonio, TX
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