Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies

Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies

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by Maggie Norris, Donna Rae Siegfried
     
 

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Learn about the human body from the inside out

This detailed guide helps you understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations, this is your guide to fantastic

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Learn about the human body from the inside out

This detailed guide helps you understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations, this is your guide to fantastic discoveries about the human body.

  • Anatomy & Physiology 101 — get a clear overview of the facts and concepts essential for understanding human anatomy and physiology
  • Get physical — understand the intricacies of the three organ systems that form the physical bulk of the human body — the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the integumentary system
  • A look inside — explore the inner workings of the human body with chapters on the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and immune systems
  • The circle of life — discover the ins and outs of the reproduction and developmental life cycles, from the physiological changes that occur from infancy through puberty and beyond to the marvels of pregnancy and childbirth

Open the book and find:

  • Clear explanations of scientific terminology
  • Details about the functions of cells
  • The basics about how the body maintains itself
  • The functions of each organ system
  • Insights about how the organ systems work together
  • Information about diseases and disorders that affect each system
  • 10 fun facts on physiology
  • Color plates of the body's systems and some of the major organs

Learn to:

  • Grasp the scientific names of the body's structures
  • Know the functions of hundreds of tissues and organs
  • Understand how the body develops, repairs itself, and is affected by disease

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470923269
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
72,864
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.82(d)

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