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Human Body in Health and Illness - Soft Cover Version,9781416068426

Human Body in Health and Illness - Soft Cover Version

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Edition:
4th
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9781416068426

ISBN10:
1416068422
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/22/2010
Publisher(s):
Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Summary

Using colorful cartoons, illustrations, and an easy-to-read approach, The Human Body in Health and Illness, 4th Edition makes it fun to learn anatomy & physiology. Clear, step-by-step explanations provide all the information you need to know, so concepts are easy to understand even if you have a limited background in the sciences. Written by well-known educator Barbara Herlihy, the book begins with a basic discussion of the human body and cellular structure and moves toward genetics and the greater complexity of the human organism. It breaks down complex concepts and processes into digestible chunks, and new features such as Re-Think and Go Figure! help you apply what you've learned to common problems in patient care. Unique! Original, colorful cartoons use humor to reinforce content, making it more accessible and user-friendly. Original, full-color illustrations complement the text and simplify both fundamental and complex concepts. Key terms are listed in chapter openers and defined in the glossary. A summary outline at the end of each chapter provides a useful study tool. Review Your Knowledge questions at the end of each chapter include multiple-choice and matching Unique! Do You Know boxes discuss pathophysiology issues or provide a historical connection to A&P. Unique! Disorders of the _____ System tables summarize specific disorders related to individual body systems for easy reference. Sum It Up! reinforces and summarizes key topics. As You Age boxes describe how aging affects human anatomy and physiology. An updated Evolve companion website provides access to posttests, animations, an audio glossary, and additional Do You Know vignettes.Re-Think sections ask you to review concepts and apply what you’ve learned. Unique! Ramp It Up! boxes connect material in the text to the clinical setting and your future career. Unique! Build-a-Word boxes help you learn and build upon new medical terminology. Unique! Go Figure! features ask you to reexamine diagrams, reinforcing the key points of each one. Unique! Bridges to Nursing Assessment Labs on the companion Evolve website bridge the gap between A&P theory and clinical application.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Human Body
Basic Chemistry
Cells
Cell Metabolism
Microbiology Basics
Tissues and Membranes
Integumentary System and Body temperature
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain
Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
Autonomic Nervous System
Sensory System
Endocrine System
Blood
Anatomy of the Heart
Function of the Heart
Anatomy of the Blood Vessels
Functions of the Blood Vessels
Lymphatic System
Immune System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Urinary System
Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
Reproductive Systems
Human Development and Heredity
Answers to Review Your Knowledge questions
Glossary
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