Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology / Edition 10

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Overview

Now in its Tenth Edition, Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology continues to set the standard for short-course A&P texts. Its dramatically updated art program, more streamlined presentation of material, and integration of chapter objectives will help you better visualize and understand the structure and function of the human body. Elaine Marieb’s clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy & physiology to your life and future career. The book clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming.

Elaine Marieb wrote this book specifically for the one-semester course and continues to carefully select a range of material that proves just right for the shorter course. New information on hot topics like the HPV Vaccine, Infantile Polycystic Kidney disease, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) draws students into the material.

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  • Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Tenth Edition

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Sally A. Brozenec
This general anatomy and physiology textbook is an excellent overview of all body systems, including cellular function, a chemistry review and a comprehensive discussion of the immune system (often omitted in general anatomy and physiology texts). It is the fifth edition of this text. The purpose of this book is to introduce students to the structure and function of the human body for the cellular to the organ systems level. This book is targeted toward beginning level students in allied health fields, including physical therapy, medical technology, LPN, and nursing students. This clearly written book uses well-done illustrations and graphics to clarify the text. End-of-chapter summaries, review questions, appendixes, and a glossary make it reader-friendly and add to the usefulness of the text. This is a useful text for anyone teaching an introductory course in anatomy and physiology to students preparing for a career in the area of allied health. It is well organized and has many features that are important in the teaching of this science. For example, in anatomy, a picture truly is worth a thousand words. It would be a useful reference for professionals who may need to refresh their knowledge of the subject. Although it includes discussions of pathology that may be beyond the scope of this type of book, this does not detract from its value as a course text and a shelf reference.
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Reviewer:Sally A. Brozenec, RN, PhD(Rush University College of Nursing)
Description:This general anatomy and physiology textbook is an excellent overview of all body systems, including cellular function, a chemistry review and a comprehensive discussion of the immune system (often omitted in general anatomy and physiology texts). It is the fifth edition of this text.
Purpose:The purpose of this book is to introduce students to the structure and function of the human body for the cellular to the organ systems level.
Audience:This book is targeted toward beginning level students in allied health fields, including physical therapy, medical technology, LPN, and nursing students.
Features:This clearly written book uses well-done illustrations and graphics to clarify the text. End-of-chapter summaries, review questions, appendixes, and a glossary make it reader-friendly and add to the usefulness of the text.
Assessment:This is a useful text for anyone teaching an introductory course in anatomy and physiology to students preparing for a career in the area of allied health. It is well organized and has many features that are important in the teaching of this science. For example, in anatomy, a picture truly is worth a thousand words. It would be a useful reference for professionals who may need to refresh their knowledge of the subject. Although it includes discussions of pathology that may be beyond the scope of this type of book, this does not detract from its value as a course text and a shelf reference.
From The Critics
The seventh edition of this text features an enhanced art program, interviews with working professionals that demonstrate the importance of mastering basic anatomy and physiology in allied health careers, and a new CD-ROM with review activities and quizes. A Web site with learning activities and quizes is also new. The text retains its unintimidating writing style for students with limited background in the sciences. All chapters are self-contained, with beginning chapters on the human body, basic chemistry, and cells and tissues, and subsequent chapters on body systems. The author is affiliated with Holyoke Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Booknews
Illustrated with hundreds of color drawings and photographs, this text introduces students to the structure and function of the human body. Marieb, an R.N. and Ph.D. who teaches at Edison Community College and Holyoke Community College, designed this book for students pursuing careers in the allied health fields but who may have limited previous exposure to the sciences. Sections discuss immunology and clinical advances based on current research, and throughout the book emphasizes career orientation through interviews with working professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321695987
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 45,891
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Human Body: An Orientation 1
2 Basic Chemistry 21
3 Cells and Tissues 55
4 Skin and Body Membranes 93
5 The Skeletal System 113
6 The Muscular System 153
7 The Nervous System 195
8 Special Senses 241
9 The Endocrine System 267
10 Blood 295
11 The Circulatory System 313
12 Body Defenses 355
13 The Respiratory System 383
14 The Digestive System and Body Metabolism 407
15 The Urinary System 449
16 The Reproductive System 471
Appendixes
Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes A-1
Periodic Table A-4
Key Information about Vitamins and Minerals A-5
A.D.A.M. Correlations A-7
Photography and Art Credits CR-1
Glossary G-1
Index I-1
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