Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, 6/e

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2015
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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A brief, hands-on lab manual specifically adapted for one-semester A&P labs in the allied health market—now with more realistic 3-D art, new and modern photos, and a brand-new student-friendly design. Elaine Marieb’s Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, Sixth Edition can accompany any one-semester A&P text, but is most effectively paired with Marieb’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Eleventh Edition. The manual includes 27 exercises featuring a wide range of activities and a full-color Histology Atlas with 55 photomicrographs. Each exercise includes a Pre-Lab Quiz, a materials list, background information, integrated objectives for focused learning, a summary of key concepts, a variety of hands-on activities, and challenging review sheets.


The Sixth Edition features an updated art and photo program with more realistic 3-D art, new and modern photographs, a new student-friendly design that includes exercise tabs for easier navigation, bold-faced references to figures and tables, and new activity checklists to help students track their progress in the lab.


The manual presents a superior teaching and learning experience for you and your students by presenting:

  • A new student-friendly design with a variety of features for easier navigation of the text
  • A dynamic art and photo program features exceptionally-detailed illustrations and figures
  • 27 concise lab exercises specifically built to accommodate the fast pace of one-semester A&P labs
  • A wide range of activities offering students varied, hands-on lab experiences to fit different learning styles     

Author Biography

For Elaine N. Marieb, R.N., Ph.D., taking the needs of nursing and other allied health students into account has always been an integral part of her teaching style. Dr. Marieb began her teaching career at Springfield College, where she taught anatomy & physiology to physical education majors. She then joined the faculty of the Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community College in 1969 after receiving her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. While teaching at Holyoke Community College, Dr. Marieb pursued her nursing education, which culminated in a Master of Science degree with a clinical specialization in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts. This experience, along with continual feedback from health care professionals (including generations of former students taught by Dr. Marieb), has inspired the unique perspective and accessibility for which this book is known.
Dr. Marieb’s commitment to students extends beyond teaching and writing. Recognizing the challenges students face, Dr. Marieb contributes to the New Directions Program at Holyoke Community College by funding a staffed drop-in center and by providing several full-tuition scholarships each year for women who are returning to college after a hiatus or attending college for the first time. She also funds the E.N. Marieb Science Research Awards at Mount Holyoke College (which promotes research by undergraduate science majors) and has underwritten renovation and updating of one of the biology labs in Mount Holyoke’s Clapp Laboratory. Recognizing the severe national shortage of nursing faculty, Dr. Marieb also underwrites the Nursing Scholars of the Future Grant Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1994, Dr. Marieb received the Benefactor Award from the National Council for Resource Development, American Association of Community Colleges, which recognizes her ongoing sponsorship of student scholarships, faculty teaching awards, and other academic contributions to Holyoke Community College. In May 2000, the science building at Holyoke Community College was named in her honor.
Dr. Marieb is an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Additionally, while actively engaged as an author, Dr. Marieb serves as a consultant for the Pearson Education Interactive Physiology® CD-ROM series. This text–Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Sixth Edition–is the latest expression of her commitment to the needs of the students pursuing the study of A&P.

When not involved in academic pursuits, Dr. Marieb is a world traveler and has vowed to visit every country on this planet. Shorter term, she serves on the board of directors of the famed Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and on the scholarship committee of the Women’s Resources Center of Sarasota County. She is an enthusiastic supporter of the local arts and enjoys a competitive match of doubles tennis.

Table of Contents

Human Body and Orientation

Exercise 1: The Language of Anatomy    

Exercise 2: Organ Systems Overview  


The Cell

Exercise 3: The Cell - Anatomy and Division    

Exercise 4: Cell Membrane Transport Mechanisms  


Basic Tissues and the Skin

Exercise 5: Classification of Tissues   

Exercise 6: The Skin (Integumentary System)  


The Skeletal System

Exercise 7: Overview of the Skeleton    

Exercise 8: The Axial Skeleton 

Exercise 9: The Appendicular Skeleton

Exercise 10: Joints and Body Movements


The Muscular System

Exercise 11: Microscopic Anatomy and Organization of Skeletal Muscle

Exercise 12: Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System   


Regulatory Systems: Neural and Endocrine

Exercise 13: Neuron Anatomy and Physiology  

Exercise 14: Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves  

Exercise 15: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves 

Exercise 16: Human Reflex Physiology 

Exercise 17: The Special Senses  

Exercise 18: Functional Anatomy of the Endocrine Glands


The Circulatory System

Exercise 19: Blood 

Exercise 20: Anatomy of the Heart   

Exercise 21: Anatomy of Blood Vessels  

Exercise 22: Human Cardiovascular Physiology—Blood Pressure and Pulse Determinations  


The Respiratory System

Exercise 23: Anatomy of the Respiratory System  

Exercise 24: Respiratory System Physiology 


Other Major Systems

Exercise 25: Functional Anatomy of the Digestive System

Exercise 26: Functional Anatomy of the Urinary System

Exercise 27: Anatomy of the Reproductive System


Histology Atlas

Appendix A: The Microscope

Appendix B: The Metric System

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