Human Form, Human Function Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-06
  • Publisher: LWW

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Human Form Human Function is an introductory anatomy and physiology textbook that will take the student on a tour of discovery through the human body. Two principles guide its construction. First, form (anatomy) and function (physiology) are inseparable. Therefore, the authors integrate form and function in our exploration. Second, normal form and function are most easily understood when contrasted with abnormalities caused by disease or injury. Therefore, the narrative is laced with clinical content and features that will deepen student comprehension of the integrated workings of the body in its healthy state.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Form, Function, and Life Chapter 2: Chemistry in Context: The Molecules of Life Chapter 3: Cells and Tissues Chapter 4: Communication: Chemical and Electrical Signaling Chapter 5: Skin, Membranes and Other Barriers to the Environment Chapter 6: Bones and Joints Chapter 7: Muscles Chapter 8: The Nervous System Chapter 9: Sensation: The Somatic and Special Senses Chapter 10: Blood Chapter 11: The Cardiovascular System Chapter 12: Immunity and the Lymphatic System Chapter 13: The Respiratory System Chapter 14: The Digestive System Chapter 15: Metabolism and Endocrine Control Chapter 16: The Urinary System and Body Fluids Chapter 17: The Reproductive System Chapter 18: Life

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