The Human Body in Health and Disease / Edition 2

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This updated third edition includes outstanding coverage of basic anatomy and physiology, plus the mechanisms of disease and pathologic conditions associated with each body system. Two unifying themes are integrated in this comprehensive text: the complementary nature of structure and function, and homeostasis. Homeostasis is used to show how "normal" structure and function are maintained, whereas failures of homeostasis are shown as basic mechanisms of disease. The reader is drawn into the subject by a clear, straightforward style, superior illustrations, and student-friendly features. Included FREE with the softcover text is Body Spectrum: Mosby's Electronic Anatomy Coloring Book CD-ROM.

Covers the endocrine system, genetics & genetic diseases, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815188704
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 580

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body 1
2 Cells and Tissues 20
3 Organ Systems of the Body 62
4 Mechanisms of Disease 86
5 The Integumentary System and Body Membranes 118
6 The Skeletal System 146
7 The Muscular System 190
8 The Nervous System 222
9 The Senses 270
10 The Endocrine System 298
11 Blood 334
12 The Heart and Heart Disease 358
13 The Circulation of the Blood 382
14 The Lymphatic System and Immunity 408
15 The Respiratory System 436
16 The Digestive System 474
17 Nutrition and Metabolism 510
18 The Urinary System 530
19 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 556
20 Acid-Base Balance 572
21 The Reproductive Systems 586
22 Growth and Development 620
23 Genetics and Genetic Diseases 650
App. A Chemistry of Life
App. B Examples of Pathological Conditions
App. C Medical Terminology
App. D Clinical and Laboratory Values
App. E: Common Abbreviations and Symbols
Chapter Test and Clinical Applications Answers
Glossary
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