The Human Body in Health and Illness - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 27, 2014 - Medical - 576 pages

Using colorful cartoons, humorous illustrations, and an easy-to-read approach, The Human Body in Health and Illness, 5th Edition makes it fun to learn anatomy & physiology. Step-by-step explanations, clever features, and clinical examples simplify A&P concepts and relate A&P to the real world. Organized by body system, this book shows how each organ is structurally designed to perform specific physiological tasks while demonstrating what happens to the body when a system does not function properly. Written by well-known author and educator Barbara Herlihy, The Human Body in Health and Illness makes A&P concepts easy to understand even if you have a limited background in the sciences.

  • Full-color illustrations simplify difficult concepts and complex processes.
  • Colorful cartoons use humor to clarify and reinforce the content, making it more memorable, accessible, and reader-friendly.
  • Interesting analogies and examples make learning easier, especially if you’re studying A&P for the first time.
  • Key terms and objectives are listed at the beginning of every chapter, setting learning expectations and goals, with terms defined in a comprehensive glossary.
  • Did You Know boxes include brief vignettes describing clinical scenarios or historical events related to A&P.
  • Review tools include chapter summaries, Review Your Knowledge questions, and Go Figure! questions relating to figures and diagrams.
  • UPDATED illustrations and content keep A&P information current and strengthen an already popular textbook.
  • UPDATED Medical Terminology and Disorders tables include pronunciations, derivations, and word parts, along with expanded, in-depth descriptions of the most crucial information.
  • UPDATED! The Evolve website assets include practice exams, interactive activities and exercises, the Body Spectrum Online Coloring Book, and more!
 

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HUMAN BODY

Contents

1 Introduction to the Human Body
1
2 Basic Chemistry
15
3 Cells
30
4 Cell Metabolism
48
5 Microbiology Basics
64
6 Tissues and Membranes
77
7 Integumentary System and Body Temperature
93
8 Skeletal System
111
19 Functions of the Blood Vessels
357
20 Lymphatic System
373
21 Immune System
382
22 Respiratory System
399
23 Digestive System
428
24 Urinary System
460
25 Water Electrolyte and AcidBase Balance
478
26 Reproductive Systems
490

9 Muscular System
142
12 Autonomic Nervous System
218
13 Sensory System
231
14 Endocrine System
259
15 Blood
284
16 Anatomy of the Heart
308
17 Function of the Heart
325
18 Anatomy of the Blood Vessels
340
27 Human Development and Heredity
511
Answers to Review Your Knowledge and Go Figure Questions
531
Glossary
535
Index
545
Evolve page
563
Back Cover
564
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