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This text is written for the two semester anatomy & physiology course. The writing is comprehensive, providing the depth necessary for those courses not requiring prerequisites, and yet, is presented with such clarity that it nicely balances the thorough coverage. Clear descriptions and exceptional illustrations combine to help students develop a firm understanding of the concepts of anatomy and physiology and to teach them how to use that information. Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to perfectly describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems. The plan that has been followed for ten editions of this popular text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life. To emphasize the concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it. This text has more clinical content than any other A & P book on the market.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 - Organization of the Human Body
1. The Human Organism
2. The Chemical Basis of Life
3. Cell Biology
PART 2 - Support and Movement
5. Integumentary System
6. Skeletal System: Bones and Bone Tissue
7. Skeletal System: Gross Anatomy
8. Joints and Movement
9. Muscular System: Histology and Physiology
10. Muscular System: Gross Anatomy
PART 3 - Integration and Control Systems
11. Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue
12. Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
13. Brain and Cranial Nerves
14. Integration of Nervous System Functions
15. The Special Senses
16. Autonomic Nervous System
17. Functional Organization of the Endocrine System