Physiology Demystified [NOOK Book]

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Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background ...
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Physiology Demystified

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Overview

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find. Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence. A complete, self-teaching guide to the function and interaction of bodily systems, with coverage of: comparative physiology, functions at the chemical and cellular levels, organic compounds, the cell, physiology of muscle, nerves and glands, sensory physiology, motor functions, autonomic nerves and the endocrine system, air and blood transport, digestive and genitourinary systems, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071471145
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/25/2004
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 411
  • Sales rank: 1,206,768
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Dale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular professor of biology and human anatomy and physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as Anatomy Demystified and Biology Demystified, two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine for the United States, and has received many other international honors and awards for his writing, teaching, and highly creative thinking. Dr. Layman has more than 28 years of experience in the biological sciences.
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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART 1: THE GOLDEN PATH OF BODY FUNCTIONChapter 1: Physiology: Our Life Is a Path Through BodyspaceChapter 2: Control of the Internal Environment: A Story About Feedback and HomeostasisPART 2: FUNCTIONS AT THE CHEMICAL AND CELLULAR LEVELSChapter 3: Chemical Functions: "Hey! We've Got Dirt Moving Around in our body basement!"Chapter 4: The Cell: A Tiny Arena of LifePART 3: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF SKIN, BONE, AND MUSCLEChapter 5: Working the Human "Hard" Drives: The Physiology of Skins and SkeletonsChapter 6: "Gentlemen, Fire Up Your Engines!": The Physiology of Neurons and Muscle FibersPART 4: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NERVES AND GLANDSChapter 7: "What Happens When We Step on a Nail?": The Physiology of Nerves and ReflexChapter 8: Glands: Physiology of the "Ductless Acorns"PART 5: AIR AND FLUID TRANSPORT: THE CIRCULATORY, LYMPH, AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMSChapter 9: Physiology of The Circulatory System: Mover of the Blood In A "Little Circle"Chapter 10: The Physiology of Blood: Helps It Walk with a "Lymph"Chapter 11: The Respiratory System: Makes You "Breathe Again"PART 6: PHYSIOLOGY FROM "THE LAND DOWN UNDER": THE DIGESTIVE AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEMSChapter 12: The Digestive System: A Miraculous "Grinder"!Chapter 13: The Genitourinary System: It Allows Us to Release Fluids and "Beget" New Life!APPENDIX: ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND FINAL EXAM QUESTIONSINDEX
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