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Inside the Book:

  • Anatomy and Chemistry Basics
  • The Cell
  • Tissues
  • The Integumentary System
  • Bones and Skeletal Tissues
  • The Skeletal System
  • Joints
  • Muscle Tissue
  • The Muscular System
  • Nervous Tissue
  • The Nervous System
  • The Sensory System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Immune System and Other Body Defenses
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Reproductive System
  • Review Questions
  • Resource Center
  • Glossary
  • Index

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470878743
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 146,319
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN BASSETT holds a Masters of Science in the Biological Sciences, and is a professor of anatomy at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Table of Contents


Why You Need This Book.

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Chapter 1: Anatomy and Chemistry basics.

What Is Anatomy and Physiology?

Atoms, Molecules, Ions, and Bonds.

Inorganic Compounds.

Organic Molecules.

Chemical Reactions in Metabolic Processes.

Chapter 2: The Cell.

Th e Cell and Its Membrane.

Cell Junctions.

Movement of Substances.

Cell Division.

Chapter 3: Tissues.

Epithelial Tissue.

Connective Tissue.

Nervous Tissue.

Muscle Tissue.

Chapter 4: The Integumentary System.

The Skin and Its Functions.

The Epidermis.

The Dermis.

The Hypodermis.

Accessory Organs of the Skin.

Chapter 5: Bones And Skeletal Tissues.

Functions of Bones.

Types of Bones.

Bone Structure.

Bone Development.

Bone Growth.

Bone Homeostasis.

Surface Features of Bones.

Chapter 6: The Skeletal System.

Organization of the Skeleton.

Skull: Cranium and Facial Bones.

Hyoid Bone.

Vertebral Column.


Pectoral Girdle.

Upper Limb.

Pelvic Girdle.

Lower Limb.

Chapter 7: Articulations.

Classifying Joints.

Chapter 8: Muscle Tissue.

Types of Muscles.

Connective Tissue Associated with Muscle Tissue.

Structure of Skeletal Muscle.

Muscle Contraction.

Muscle metabolism.

Structure of Cardiac and Smooth Muscle.

Chapter 9: The Muscular System.

Skeletal Muscle Actions.

Names of Skeletal Muscles.

Muscle Size and Arrangement of Muscle Fascicles.

Major Skeletal Muscles.

Chapter 10: Nervous Tissue.




Transmission of Nerve Impulses.

The Synapse.

Chapter 11: The Nervous System.

Nervous System Organization.

Nervous System Terminology.

The Brain.

The Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid.

The Meninges.

The Blood-Brain Barrier.

Cranial Nerves.

The Spinal Cord.

Spinal Nerves.


The Autonomic Nervous System.

Chapter 12: The Sensory System.

Sensory Receptors.

The Somatic Senses.






Chapter 13: The Endocrine System.


The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Glands.

Endocrine Organs and Tissues.

Antagonistic Hormones.

Chapter 14: The Cardiovascular System.

The Functions.

The Blood.

Blood Formation.


Blood Groups.

Circulatory Pathways.

The Heart.

Cardiac Conduction.

Cardiac Muscle Contraction.


The Cardiac Cycle.

Cardiac Output.

Blood Vessels.

Blood Pressure.

Control of Blood Pressure.

Blood Vessels of the Body.

Chapter 15: The Lymphatic System.

Lymphatic System Components.

Lymphatic Vessels.

Lymphoid Cells.

Lymphatic Tissues and Organs.

Chapter 16: The Immune System And Other Body Defenses.

Protecting Your Body.

Nonspecifi c Barriers.

Nonspecifi c Defenses.

Specific Defense (The Immune System).

Major Histocompatibility Complex.




Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immune Responses.

Supplements to the Immune Response.

Chapter 17: The Respiratory System.

Function of the Respiratory System.

Structure of the Respiratory System.


Mechanics of Breathing.

Lung Volumes and Capacities.

Gas Exchange.

Gas Transport.

Control of Respiration.

Chapter 18: The Digestive System.

Function of the Digestive System.

Structure of the Digestive Tract Wall.

Digestive Enzymes.

The Mouth.

The Pharynx.

The Esophagus.

Deglutition (Swallowing).

The Stomach.

The Small Intestine.

Large Intestine.

The Pancreas.

The Liver and Gallbladder.

Regulation of Digestion.

Chapter 19: The Urinary System.

Anatomy of the Kidneys.

Regulation of Urine Concentration.


Urinary Bladder.


Chapter 20: The Reproductive System.

What Is Reproduction?

Th e Male Reproductive System.

Th e Female Reproduction System.

Review Questions.

The Resource Center.



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