The Human Body In Health and Illness - Hard Cover Version

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Harcourt Health

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Fun to read and clearly written, this full-color textbook presents fundamental anatomy and physiology knowledge in an engaging manner. The new second edition simplifies complex concepts and applies them to common problems in patient care. Special attention is given to the anatomy and physiology knowledge that is needed for an understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology. The underlying physiology of pathologic conditions is explained in a common-sense approach with specific clinical examples.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Human Bodyp. 1
Anatomy and Physiology: What They Arep. 2
The Body's Level of Organizationp. 3
Organs and Organ Systemsp. 5
Homeostasis: Staying the Samep. 5
Anatomical Terms: Talking About the Bodyp. 8
Cavities of the Bodyp. 10
Basic Chemistryp. 16
Matter, Elements, and Atomsp. 17
Chemical Bondsp. 19
Ionsp. 21
Molecules and Compoundsp. 22
Cellsp. 31
A Typical Cellp. 32
Movement Across the Cell Membranep. 37
Cell Divisionp. 44
Cell Differentiationp. 45
Order, Disorder, and Deathp. 45
Cell Metabolismp. 49
Metabolism: Anabolism and Catabolismp. 50
Carbohydratesp. 51
Lipidsp. 53
Proteinsp. 55
Protein Synthesis and DNAp. 57
Microbiology Basicsp. 65
What Is Diseasep. 66
Types of Pathogensp. 67
Laboratory Identification of Pathogensp. 69
The Spread of Infectionp. 70
Four Germ-Laden Storiesp. 71
Tissues and Membranesp. 78
Epithelial Tissuep. 79
Connective Tissuep. 83
Nervous Tissuep. 87
Muscle Tissuep. 87
Tissue Repairp. 89
Membranesp. 90
Integumentary System and Body Temperaturep. 95
Structures of the Skinp. 96
Accessory Structures of the Skinp. 99
Functions of the Skinp. 102
Skeletal Systemp. 110
Arrangement and Functions of Bonesp. 111
Bone Tissue and Formationp. 111
Divisions of the Skeletal Systemp. 117
Joints (Articulations)p. 130
Muscular Systemp. 139
Types and Functions of Musclesp. 140
Structure of the Whole Musclep. 141
Structure and Function of a Single Muscle Fiberp. 141
How Muscles Contractp. 142
Responses of a Whole Musclep. 146
Naming Skeletal Musclesp. 148
Muscles From Head to Toep. 149
Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brainp. 162
The Nervous System: Structure and Functionp. 163
Cells That Make Up the Nervous Systemp. 164
The Neuron Carrying Informationp. 167
Brain: Structure and Functionp. 172
Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervesp. 186
What the Spinal Cord Isp. 187
What the Spinal Cord Doesp. 191
Peripheral Nervous Systemp. 193
Sensory Systemp. 208
Receptors and Sensationp. 209
The General Sensesp. 211
The Special Sensesp. 213
Endocrine Systemp. 231
Glands and Hormonesp. 232
Hormonesp. 232
The Pituitary Glandp. 236
Thyroid Glandp. 240
Parathyroid Glandsp. 242
Adrenal Glandsp. 244
Pancreasp. 246
Gonadsp. 249
Thymus Glandp. 250
Pineal Glandp. 250
Other Hormonesp. 250
Bloodp. 254
What Blood Doesp. 255
Composition of Bloodp. 255
Hemostasis: Prevention of Blood Lossp. 264
Blood Typesp. 267
Heartp. 273
Structure of the Heart: What It Isp. 274
Function of the Heart: What It Doesp. 283
Blood Vessels and Circulationp. 293
Structure of the Circulatory System: What It Isp. 294
Function of the Circulatory System: What It Doesp. 307
Lymphatic Systemp. 321
The Lymphatic Systemp. 322
Lymphoid Organsp. 324
Immune Systemp. 331
Classification of the Immune Systemp. 333
Types of Immunityp. 340
Other Immunologic Responsesp. 341
Respiratory Systemp. 346
Structure: Organs of the Respiratory Systemp. 347
Respiratory Functionp. 357
Digestive Systemp. 373
Overview of the Digestive Systemp. 374
Accessory Digestive Organsp. 388
Digestion and Absorptionp. 392
Nutrition Concepts to Knowp. 395
Urinary Systemp. 404
Kidneys: Regulation and Excretionp. 405
Hormonal Control of Water and Electrolytesp. 409
Composition of Urinep. 411
When the Kidneys Shut Downp. 412
Your Plumbing: Structure and Functionp. 415
Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balancep. 421
Distribution of Body Fluidsp. 422
Water Balancep. 423
Electrolyte Balancep. 424
Acid-Base Balancep. 426
Reproductive Systemsp. 433
Male Reproductive Systemp. 434
Female Reproductive Systemp. 440
Methods of Birth Controlp. 448
Human Development and Heredityp. 454
Fertilizationp. 455
Prenatal Developmentp. 455
Hormonal Changes During Pregnancyp. 464
Changes in the Mother's Body During Pregnancyp. 464
Birth of the Babyp. 465
Female Breast and Lactationp. 467
Postnatal Changes and Developmental Stagesp. 467
Heredityp. 469
Medical Terminology and Eponymous Termsp. 477
Laboratory Testsp. 482
Glossaryp. 484
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