Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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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

  • ISBN-13: 9781118073452
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 63,202
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Maggie Norris is a freelance science writer living in the San Francisco Bay area. As Fine Print Publication Services LLC, Maggie offers contract medical and technical writing services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technology industries; patient care institutions; and research institutions.

Donna Rae Siegfried has written about pharmaceutical and medical topics for 15 years in publications including Prevention, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, and Organic Gardening. She has taught anatomy and physiology at the college level. She is also the coauthor of Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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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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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    A Home Run

    I teach this class at a local college, and I recommend this book as an adjunct to the text. A simplified, condensed, easy reading way to ingest some knowledge.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 2, 2012

    I love this book! It's a great introduction to physiology and an

    I love this book! It's a great introduction to physiology and anatomy. I have learned so much, and it's written in a way most can understand without being a science-major. Great!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2012

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    Great reference!

    I thought this book is a good adjunct to an anatomy and physiology book. It gives you the basics and is easy to understand and read. Thanks for a great product!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    rip off

    I purchased this e-book because it said there were color plates in the middle like the book. There aren't. I feel I was misled and wasted my money. Should have just bought the book. I only gave one star because I couldn't give no stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Disappointed

    This book let me down, was not detailed enough for my needs.

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