The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System, 4th Edition

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The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System, 4th Edition


Who said learning A&P can't be fun? This popular text makes it easy for students to learn normal structure and function of the body, and summarizes the common disorders found in each body system. A clear, crisp writing style, hundreds of vibrant illustrations, and a wide array of engaging features simplify concepts. This edition includes a stronger emphasis on medical vocabulary, so students understand key terms before they learn anatomy. An Evolve companion website supports the book with a wealth of new learning opportunities. Even if your students have little or no background in science, they will learn the A&P they need to enter their careers!

  • A clear and concise writing style makes the book easy to read and understand, even if you have a limited background in science.
  • Quick Check questions let you check your comprehension at various points within a chapter.
  • Chapter quizzes provide recall, thought, and application questions to check your understanding of A&P concepts.
  • An Evolve website includes online tutoring, a Body Spectrum coloring book, Anatomy & Physiology Pioneers boxes with brief biographies of trailblazers in science and medicine, 3-D animations, an audio glossary, Spanish pronunciations of key terms, and frequently asked questions.
  • Outlines and objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you prioritize your study.
  • Key terms are highlighted to help you analyze, pronounce, and spell important medical words.
  • A glossary provides definitions and a pronunciation guide for key terms.
  • Functional Relationships pages illustrate the connection between each individual system and the other body systems, showing how all systems work together.
  • Representative Disorders describe the common health issues associated with each body system.
  • Focus on Aging boxes describe the effects of aging on body systems.
  • Quick Applications boxes connect the material to real-world scenarios.
  • From the Pharmacy boxes describe common medications for each body system and include a brief description of the drug and its action, common uses, and abbreviations.
  • 100 new high-quality illustrations help you visualize anatomical features and physiological processes.
  • Chapter summaries and vocabulary quizzes have been added to the end of each chapter.
  • New Building Your Medical Vocabulary section covers the history of medical words, giving you the building blocks to use and recognize new terms.
  1. Introduction to the Human Body

  • Chemistry, Matter, and Life

  • Cell Structure and Function

  • Tissues and Membranes                                                  

  • Integumentary System

  • Skeletal System

  • Muscular System

  • Nervous System

  • Sensory System

  • Endocrine System

  • Cardiovascular System: The Heart

  • Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels

  • Cardiovascular System: Blood

  • Lymphatic System and Body Defense

  • Respiratory System

  • Digestive System

  • Metabolism and Nutrition

  • Urinary System and Body Fluids

  • Reproductive System

  • Development

Answers for Quick Check Questions

Answers for Vocabulary Quizzes

Glossary of Clinical Terms and Disorders

Glossary of Word Parts

Glossary of Abbreviations

General Glossary

Edith Applegate, MS, Professor of Sciences and Mathematics, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH


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