The Human Body in Health and Illness - Soft Cover Version / Edition 4

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Using colorful cartoons, illustrations, and an easy-to-read approach, The Human Body in Health and Illness, 4th Edition makes it fun to learn anatomy & physiology. Clear, step-by-step explanations provide all the information you need to know, so concepts are easy to understand even if you have a limited background in the sciences. Written by well-known educator Barbara Herlihy, the book begins with a basic discussion of the human body and cellular structure and moves toward genetics and the greater complexity of the human organism. It breaks down complex concepts and processes into digestible chunks, and new features such as Re-Think and Go Figure! help you apply what you've learned to common problems in patient care.

Unique! Original, colorful cartoons use humor to reinforce content, making it more accessible and user-friendly.
Original, full-color illustrations complement the text and simplify both fundamental and complex concepts.
Key terms are listed in chapter openers and defined in the glossary.
A summary outline at the end of each chapter provides a useful study tool.
Review Your Knowledge questions at the end of each chapter include multiple-choice and matching
Unique! Do You Know boxes discuss pathophysiology issues or provide a historical connection to A&P.
Unique! Disorders of the _____ System tables summarize specific disorders related to individual body systems for easy reference.
Sum It Up! reinforces and summarizes key topics.
As You Age boxes describe how aging affects human anatomy and physiology.
An updated Evolve companion website provides access to posttests, animations, an audio glossary, and additional Do You Know vignettes.

Re-Think sections ask you to review concepts and apply what you've learned.
Unique! Ramp It Up! boxes connect material in the text to the clinical setting and your future career.
Unique! Build-a-Word boxes help you learn and build upon new medical terminology.
Unique! Go Figure! features ask you to reexamine diagrams, reinforcing the key points of each one.
Unique! Bridges to Nursing Assessment Labs on the companion Evolve website bridge the gap between A&P theory and clinical application.

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This basic anatomy and physiology text for students preparing for careers in the health professions is written especially for students with minimal preparation in the sciences. Anatomy and physiology content is presented in a traditional order, emphasizing themes of homeostasis and the relationship between structure and function. The illustration program includes detailed color diagrams of anatomy and processes, plus cartoons. Boxed readings and humorous anecdotes from the history of medicine are also included. This second edition contains a new chapter on microbiology basics. Herlihy teaches at the University of the Incarnate Word. Maebius teaches at the Health Institute of San Antonio. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416068426
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/6/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Human Body 2. Basic Chemistry 3. Cells 4. Cell Metabolism 5. Microbiology Basics 6. Tissues and Membranes 7. Integumentary System and Body temperature 8. Skeletal System 9. Muscular System 10. Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain 11. Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves 12. Autonomic Nervous System 13. Sensory System 14. Endocrine System 15. Blood 16. Anatomy of the Heart 17. Function of the Heart 18. Anatomy of the Blood Vessels 19. Functions of the Blood Vessels 20. Lymphatic System 21. Immune System 22. Respiratory System 23. Digestive System 24. Urinary System 25. Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance 26. Reproductive Systems 27. Human Development and Heredity Appendix A: Answers to Review Your Knowledge questions Glossary

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