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Donna Rae Siegfried has written about pharmaceutical and medical topics for 15 years in publications including Prevention, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, and Organic Gardening. She has taught anatomy and physiology at the college level. She is also the coauthor of Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Table of Contents
Part I: Locating Physiology on the Web of Knowledge.
Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Big Picture.
Chapter 2: What Your Body Does All Day.
Chapter 3: A Bit about Cell Biology.
Part II: Sizing Up the Structural Layers.
Chapter 4: Scrutinizing the Skeletal System.
Chapter 5: Muscles: Setting You in Motion.
Chapter 6: Getting the Skinny on Skin, Hair, and Nails.
Part III: Exploring the Inner Workings.
Chapter 7: The Nervous System: Your Body’s Circuit Board.
Chapter 8: The Endocrine System: Releasing Chemical Messages.
Chapter 9: The Circulatory System: Getting Your Blood Pumping.
Chapter 10: The Respiratory System: Breathing Life into Your Body.
Chapter 11: The Digestive System: Beginning the Breakdown.
Chapter 12: The Urinary System: Cleaning Up the Act.
Chapter 13: The Immune System: Living in a Microbe Jungle.
Part IV: Life’s Rich Pageant: Reproduction and Development.
Chapter 14: The Reproductive System.
Chapter 15: Change and Development over the Life Span.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Nearly Ten Chemistry Concepts Related to Anatomy and Physiology.
Chapter 17: Ten Phabulous Physiology Phacts.