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Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies,9780470923269

Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies

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2nd
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9780470923269

ISBN10:
0470923261
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Pub. Date:
5/3/2011
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For Dummies
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Summary

Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, combines anatomical terminology and function so readers not only learn names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. With 25 percent new and revised content, including updated examples and references throughout, readers of the new edition will come to understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insights into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health. Specific updates in the new edition include: Updated information on how systems function in illness and in health The most current teaching techniques Newest health discoveries and insights into how the body works Updated examples and case studies

Author Biography

Maggie Norris is a freelance science writer living in the San Francisco Bay area. As Fine Print Publication Services LLC, Maggie offers contract medical and technical writing services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technology industries; patient care institutions; and research institutions.

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

Introduction.

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.

Index.



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