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Overview

Seeley’s Anatomy and Physiology is problem solving when you need it! This text is designed to help students develop a solid, basic understanding of anatomy and physiology without an encyclopedic presentation of detail. Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to perfectly describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems. The plan that has been followed for eight editions of this text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life. To emphasize the concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it. Timely and interesting examples demonstrate the application of knowledge in a clinical context.

Introductory text emphasizes the relationship between structure & function, and homeostasis.

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Reviewer: Loretta L. White , DNS(Indiana State University)
Description: The 7th edition of Seely, Stephens, & Tate's text is a basic, yet comprehensive, overview of human anatomy and physiology. The previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The authors state the purpose of this text is to enhance the accuracy and clarity of the revisions completed in the previous edition. Certainly the goal of improving the ability of the reader to understand such complex material is both worthwhile and commendable. Evidence of meeting this objective can be seen in the superb illustrations and photographs found abundantly throughout the text.
Audience: According to the authors, the text is designed for the student pursuing a health-related career. It would most appropriately be useful to college level students such as nurses, physical therapists, and others studying for professional health careers. The complexity of the material hampers its usefulness to students working towards careers in ancillary health care services ie nursing assistants, EMT's, etc. The authors' credentials speak to their credibility and ability to write this text.
Features: All human body systems are covered in this text as well as ancillary chapters that review related content such as growth, development, nutrition, and metabolism. In addition to the exquisite illustrations and photographs, each chapter concludes with a summary, extensive review questions and critical thinking exercises that encourage the learner to develop a deeper comprehension of the material. A particularly useful feature of the text is the use of bold type to highlightimportant terms. An additional and very useful aspect of this book is the "Clinical Focus" section found in each chapter. This makes available to the reader a brief overview of common pathologies related to each body system. A brief, but useful medical terminology section is found on the inside of the book's back cover. The only feature of this text that I would revise is the complexity of the critical thinking questions. I believe the questions are written at a somewhat higher level than the student for which this text is intended.
Assessment: This is a beautifully written book with much evidence of careful thought and extensive preparation. I believe it ranks among the top texts written for college students preparing for careers in a health-related profession. I have not seen the earlier edition and therefore cannot make a comparison. However, this 7th edition is certainly a clear, concise, and polished representation of human anatomy and physiology. It appears therefore to be what the authors were striving for.
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An introductory textbook. Amply illustrated. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072899177
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1106

Meet the Author

Dr. Rod Seeley holds a B.S. in Zoolgy from Idaho State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from Utah State University. By being very involved in the methods and mechanism that help students learn, Rod contributes with his teaching expertise and proven ability to communicate effectively.

Dr. Trent Stephens holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Zoology from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Pennsylvania. Trent teaches human anatomy, neuroanatomy, and embryology. His skill as a biological illustrator has greatly influenced every illustration in his texts.

Dr. Philip Tate earned B.S. degrees in both mathematics and zoology and an M.S. in ecology from San Diego State University. He earned his doctorate in biological education from Idaho State University. Phil has taught anatomy and physiology to all levels of students: nursing and allied health, physical education, and biology majors.

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Table of Contents

1 The Human Organism 2
2 The Chemical Basis of Life 28
3 Structure and Function of the Cell 63
4 Histology: The Study of Tissues 107
5 Integumentary System 142
6 Skeletal System: Histology and Development 163
7 Skeletal System: Gross Anatomy 190
8 Articulations and Biomechanics of Body Movement 235
9 Membrane Potentials 261
10 Muscular System: Histology and Physiology 279
11 Muscular System: Gross Anatomy 311
12 Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue 368
13 Central Nervous System: Brain and Spinal Cord 393
14 Peripheral Nervous System: Cranial Nerves and Spinal Nerves 443
15 The Senses 470
16 Autonomic Nervous System 519
17 Functional Organization of the Endocrine System 539
18 Endocrine Glands 561
19 Cardiovascular System: Blood 604
20 Cardiovascular System: The Heart 630
21 Cardiovascular System: Peripheral Circulation and Regulation 666
22 Lymphatic System and Immunity 720
23 Respiratory System 757
24 Digestive System 795
25 Nutrition, Metabolism, and Temperature Regulation 845
26 Urinary System 878
27 Water, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance 914
28 Reproductive System 940
29 Development, Growth, Aging, and Genetics 983
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