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Dr. Frederic (“Ric”) Martini received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in comparative and functional anatomy for work on the pathophysiology of stress. He is the lead author of nine undergraduate texts on anatomy and physiology or anatomy. Dr. Martini is currently affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has a long-standing bond with the Shoals Marine Laboratory, a joint venture between Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Martini is now a President Emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) after serving as President-Elect, President, and Past-President over 2005-2007. Dr. Martini was a member of the HAPS committee that established the course curriculum guides for A&P.
Dr. Judi L. Nath is a biology professor at Lourdes College, where she teaches anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, and pharmacology. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. Dr. Nath is devoted to her students and strives to convey the intricacies of science in a captivating way that students find meaningful, interactive, and exciting. She is a multiple recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award, granted by the college to recognize her effective teaching, scholarship, and community service. She is active in many professional organizations, notably the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS), where she has served
several terms on the board of directors.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
2. The Chemical Level of Organization
3. The Cellular Level of Organization
4. The Tissue Level of Organization
5. The Integumentary System
6. Osseous Tissue and Bone Structure
7. The Axial Skeleton
8. The Appendicular Skeleton
10. Muscle Tissue
11. The Muscular System
12. Neural Tissue
13. The Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and Spinal Reflexes
14. The Brain and Cranial Nerves
15. Neural Integration I: Sensory Pathways and the Somatic Nervous System
16. Neural Integration II: The Autonomic Nervous System and Higher-Order Functions
17. The Special Senses
18. The Endocrine System
20. The Heart
21. Blood Vessels and Circulation
22. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
23. The Respiratory System
24. The Digestive System
25. Metabolism and Energetics
26. The Urinary System
27. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
28. The Reproductive System
29. Development and Inheritance