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Overview

#1 selling text with great explanations and just enough anatomy!

Clear explanations and a solid learning framework have been market tested and refined. Fox helps students master the fundamentals by providing appropriate anatomical detail.

Human Physiology, Thirteenth Edition, is intended for the one-semester Human Physiology course often taken by allied health and biology students. The beginning chapters introduce basic chemical and biological concepts to provide students with the framework they need to comprehend physiological principles. The chapters that follow promote conceptual understanding rather than rote memorization of facts. Health applications are included throughout the book to heighten interest, deepen understanding of physiological concepts, and help students relate the material to their individual career goals. Every effort has been made to help students integrate related concepts and understand the relationships between anatomical structures and their functions.

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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: 9780073403625
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 98,286
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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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