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Overview

Used by more students than any other text in the field,Fox's Human Physiology has been acclaimed for its readability. The new edition will only enhance its standing. In the fifth edition,respected author Stuart Fox has incorporated original material and topicsg:Neach chapter is filled with new informationg:Nwith consistent strong pedagogical aids. Your students will find the vivid illustrations,boxed readings,larger and easier-to-read typeface,review activities,and updated coverage just what they need to efficiently and thoroughly master information. You will find the fifth edition to be a completely up-to-date text that features an ancillary package incorporating the latest multimedia technology.
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A revised standard textbook (3rd ed., 1990) for an undergraduate physiology course--a prerequisite course for many majors and intended careers. Since most of the students will not have extensive science backgrounds, the beginning chapters introduce and review basic chemical and biological concepts that are needed to understand physiology. Health applications are discussed often to improve understanding of the physiological concepts and to aid the transfer of knowledge to the areas of the students' career interests. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073378114
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 832

Meet the Author

Stuart Fox is a professor at Pierce College in Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Medical Physiology. In addition to his work on this text, he is the co-author of Concepts of Human A&P, Synopsis of Anatomy & Physiology, several lab manuals, and numerous research papers.

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Table of Contents


1 The Study of Body Function
2 Chemical Composition of the Body
3 Cell Structure and Genetic Control
4 Enzymes and Energy
5 Cell Respiration and Metabolism
6 Interactions Between Cells and the Extracellular Environment
7 The Nervous System: Neurons and Synapses
8 The Central Nervous System
9 The Autonomic Nervous System
10 Sensory Physiology
11 Endocrine Glands: Secretion and Action of Hormones
12 Muscle: Mechanisms of Contraction and Neural Control
13 Blood, Heart and Circulation
14 Cardio Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure
15 The Immune System
16 Respiratory Physiology
17 Physiology of the Kidneys
18 The Digestive System
19 Regulation of Metabolism
20 Reproduction
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