Introduction to the Human Body, 8th Edition

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Introduction to the Human Body enables allied health professionals to efficiently and effectively master the essentials of anatomy and physiology as well as understand the balance between homeostasis and disruptions to homeostasis. Features such as Looking Back to Move Ahead help refresh basic concepts and make connections from system to system and concept to concept. Rich in clinical resources that highlight disruptions to homeostasis, the book also includes a special box in each chapter that focuses on Wellness. These unique discussions help allied health professionals make the connections between knowledge of form and function with optimal healthy choices.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Note to the Student
Organization of the Human Body
Introductory Chemistry
The Integumentary System
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Nervous Tissue
Central Nervous System, Spinal Nerves, and Cranial Nerves
Autonomic Nervous System
Somatic Senses and Special Senses
The Endocrine System
The Cardiovascular System: Blood
The Cardiovascular System: Heart
The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
The Lymphatic System and Immunity
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
Nutrition and Metabolism
The Urinary System
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
The Reproductive Systems
Development and Inheritance
Answers to Self-Quizzes and Critical Thinking Applications
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