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Award-winning author Elaine N. Marieb brings her unique understanding of readers' specific needs to this popular book. Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy and physiology to readers' lives and careers. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overly detailed. For instructors and students, or anyone interested in anatomy and physiology.

Table of Contents

The Human Body: An Orientationp. 1
An Overview of Anatomy and Physiologyp. 2
Levels of Structural Organizationp. 2
Maintaining Lifep. 7
Homeostasisp. 9
The Language of Anatomyp. 11
Basic Chemistryp. 21
Concepts of Matter and Energyp. 22
Composition of Matterp. 23
Molecules and Compoundsp. 27
Chemical Bonds and Chemical Reactionsp. 30
Biochemistry: The Chemical Composition of Living Matterp. 36
Cells and Tissuesp. 55
Cellsp. 56
Overview of the Cellular Basis of Lifep. 56
Anatomy of a Generalized Cellp. 56
Cell Physiologyp. 66
Body Tissuesp. 77
Epithelial Tissuep. 78
Connective Tissuep. 81
Muscle Tissuep. 85
Nervous Tissuep. 86
Tissue Repair (Wound Healing)p. 86
Developmental Aspects of Cells and Tissuesp. 87
Skin and Body Membranesp. 95
Classification of Body Membranesp. 96
Integumentary System (Skin)p. 98
Developmental Aspects of Skin and Body Membranesp. 111
The Skeletal Systemp. 116
Bones: An Overviewp. 116
Axial Skeletonp. 124
Appendicular Skeletonp. 138
Jointsp. 145
Developmental Aspects of the Skeletonp. 153
The Muscular Systemp. 161
Overview of Muscle Tissuesp. 162
Microscopic Anatomy of Skeletal Musclep. 166
Skeletal Muscle Activityp. 168
Muscle Movements, Types, and Namesp. 175
Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Musclesp. 181
Developmental Aspects of the Muscular Systemp. 194
The Nervous Systemp. 201
Organization of the Nervous Systemp. 203
Nervous Tissue: Structure and Functionp. 204
Central Nervous Systemp. 215
Peripheral Nervous Systemp. 229
Developmental Aspects of the Nervous Systemp. 243
Special Sensesp. 251
The Eye and Visionp. 252
The Ear: Hearing and Balancep. 264
Chemical Senses: Taste and Smellp. 270
Developmental Aspects of the Special Sensesp. 273
The Endocrine Systemp. 279
The Endocrine System and Hormone Function--An Overviewp. 280
The Major Endocrine Organsp. 283
Other Hormone-Producing Tissues and Organsp. 300
Developmental Aspects of the Endocrine Systemp. 300
Bloodp. 307
Composition and Functions of Bloodp. 308
Hemostasisp. 315
Blood Groups and Transfusionsp. 318
Developmental Aspects of Bloodp. 321
The Cardiovascular Systemp. 327
Cardiovascular System: The Heartp. 328
Cardiovascular System: Blood Vesselsp. 339
Developmental Aspects of the Cardiovascular Systemp. 360
The Lymphatic System and Body Defensesp. 367
Lymphatic Systemp. 368
Lymphatic Vesselsp. 368
Lymph Nodesp. 369
Other Lymphoid Organsp. 371
Body Defensesp. 372
Nonspecific Body Defensesp. 373
Specific Body Defenses: The Immune Systemp. 377
Developmental Aspects of the Lymphatic System and Body Defensesp. 396
The Respiratory Systemp. 403
Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory Systemp. 404
Respiratory Physiologyp. 411
Respiratory Disordersp. 422
Developmental Aspects of the Respiratory Systemp. 424
The Digestive System and Body Metabolismp. 431
Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive Systemp. 432
Anatomy of the Digestive Systemp. 432
Functions of the Digestive Systemp. 445
Nutrition and Metabolismp. 456
Nutritionp. 456
Developmental Aspects of the Digestive System and Metabolismp. 468
The Urinary Systemp. 479
Kidneysp. 480
Ureters, Urinary Bladder, and Urethrap. 489
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balancep. 491
Developmental Aspects of the Urinary Systemp. 497
The Reproductive Systemp. 503
Anatomy of the Male Reproductive Systemp. 504
Male Reproductive Functionsp. 508
Anatomy of the Female Reproductive Systemp. 511
Female Reproductive Functions and Cyclesp. 516
Mammary Glandsp. 520
Survey of Pregnancy and Embryonic Developmentp. 522
Developmental Aspects of the Reproductive Systemp. 529
Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixesp. 539
Periodic Table of the Elementsp. 542
Key Information about Vitamins and Many Essential Mineralsp. 543
A.D.A.M. Correlationsp. 545
Photography and Art Creditsp. 551
Glossaryp. 553
Indexp. 564
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