Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies / Edition 1

Overview

Bone up on anatomical terms, features, and functions

Get a handle on body basics with concise explanations and plenty of illustrations

Whether you're an aspiring health-care or fitness professional or you're dealing with serious illness, having a basic knowledge of the human body is a must. Covering everything from cells and tissues to organs and the various systems, this friendly guide clearly explains what the various parts of the human body are and how they work together to keep us alive.

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Author Biography: Donna Rae Siegfried has written about pharmaceutical and medical topics for fifteen years. Her work has appeared in Prevention and Men's Health.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2580764554226
  • Manufacturer: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/29/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.84 (d)
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Meet the Author

Donna Rae Siegfried has written about pharmaceutical and medical topics for fifteen years. Her work has appeared in Prevention and Men's Health.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.
Part I: Positioning Yourself to Study Anatomy.
Chapter 1: Parts of the Whole.
Chapter 2: Spanning the Ages: What Your Body Does Throughout Its Life.
Chapter 3: Forming Your Foundation.
Part II: Anatomy from Head to Toe.
Chapter 4: Boning Up on the Skeletal System.
Chapter 5: Bulking You Up on Muscles.
Chapter 6: The Great Coverup: Skin.
Part III: Focusing on Physiology.
Chapter 7: Getting on Your Nerves: The Nervous System.
Chapter 8: Moaning About Hormones: The Endocrine System.
Chapter 9: Putting Your Heart in It: The Circulatory System.
Chapter 10: Breathe a Sigh of Relief: The Respiratory System.
Chapter 11: Breaking Down: The Digestive System.
Chapter 12: Cleaning Up: The Urinary System.
Chapter 13: Fighting Fairly: The Immune System.
Part IV: Creating New Bodies.
Chapter 14: What a Production! Reproduction.
Chapter 15: Here I Grow Again: Birth and Development.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Keep Your Body Healthy.
Chapter 17: Ten Great Anatomy & Physiology Web Sites.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2006

    Life Safer!

    I loved this book....and it is indeed a life-safer. Science had been my enemy in the past, but is now a friend...it is a great reference because it describes everything in 'lameman's terms.' Very great book to start off in the prerequisite classes to start studing for nursing! LOVED IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2007

    Anatomy really is easy!

    I am in school to become a massage therapist and although I have the technique down I have constantly struggled with the anatomy portion. But I bought Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies and I gotta say I don't fear test days, and I feel like I am able to advance with more confidence, so thank you so much, I love all the dummy series. Brea from Texas

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2007

    Helped me do VERY well in my college level A& P class!

    I used this book to help me prepare for a college level A&P class. I am in the middle of switching careers to the medical field, so have had very limited experience with biology and the sciences. This book was clear, easy to understand, and a very good introduction to the A&P course material itself. The book is also entertaining. It's not as 'technical' as the Barron's books or other study guides, but it still manages to cover the most important topics. The book is also good for just about any age. I'm in my thirties, but I plan to let my 10 year old neice read it for her summer reading list. Good investment.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    infomative for students

    the book explains the fundamentals for learning the bodies workings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2006

    Good handbook for students

    I am just starting out as a nursing student and this book is a life saver. I don't recomend using it in place of your text book but it's definatley a worth while reference book for a little extra help and dumbing down the understanding on the tougher stuff.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2007

    Very good supplement to any A&P course!

    This book is very well organized and gets to the point very quickly. It is the first 'Dummies' book I have bought that I actually used.

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