The Human Body in Health and Illness - Soft Cover Version / Edition 3

The Human Body in Health and Illness - Soft Cover Version / Edition 3

by Barbara Herlihy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1416028854

ISBN-13: 9781416028857

Pub. Date: 10/10/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Fun to read and clearly written, this full-color textbook presents fundamental anatomy and physiology knowledge in an engaging manner. The new second edition simplifies complex concepts and applies them to common problems in patient care. Special attention is given to the anatomy and physiology knowledge that is needed for an understanding of pathophysiology and

Overview

Fun to read and clearly written, this full-color textbook presents fundamental anatomy and physiology knowledge in an engaging manner. The new second edition simplifies complex concepts and applies them to common problems in patient care. Special attention is given to the anatomy and physiology knowledge that is needed for an understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology. The underlying physiology of pathologic conditions is explained in a common-sense approach with specific clinical examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416028857
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/10/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to the Human Body1
Anatomy and Physiology: What They Are2
The Body's Level of Organization3
Organs and Organ Systems5
Homeostasis: Staying the Same5
Anatomical Terms: Talking About the Body8
Cavities of the Body10
2Basic Chemistry16
Matter, Elements, and Atoms17
Chemical Bonds19
Ions21
Molecules and Compounds22
3Cells31
A Typical Cell32
Movement Across the Cell Membrane37
Cell Division44
Cell Differentiation45
Order, Disorder, and Death45
4Cell Metabolism49
Metabolism: Anabolism and Catabolism50
Carbohydrates51
Lipids53
Proteins55
Protein Synthesis and DNA57
5Microbiology Basics65
What Is Disease66
Types of Pathogens67
Laboratory Identification of Pathogens69
The Spread of Infection70
Four Germ-Laden Stories71
6Tissues and Membranes78
Epithelial Tissue79
Connective Tissue83
Nervous Tissue87
Muscle Tissue87
Tissue Repair89
Membranes90
7Integumentary System and Body Temperature95
Structures of the Skin96
Accessory Structures of the Skin99
Functions of the Skin102
8Skeletal System110
Arrangement and Functions of Bones111
Bone Tissue and Formation111
Divisions of the Skeletal System117
Joints (Articulations)130
9Muscular System139
Types and Functions of Muscles140
Structure of the Whole Muscle141
Structure and Function of a Single Muscle Fiber141
How Muscles Contract142
Responses of a Whole Muscle146
Naming Skeletal Muscles148
Muscles From Head to Toe149
10Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain162
The Nervous System: Structure and Function163
Cells That Make Up the Nervous System164
The Neuron Carrying Information167
Brain: Structure and Function172
11Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves186
What the Spinal Cord Is187
What the Spinal Cord Does191
Peripheral Nervous System193
12Sensory System208
Receptors and Sensation209
The General Senses211
The Special Senses213
13Endocrine System231
Glands and Hormones232
Hormones232
The Pituitary Gland236
Thyroid Gland240
Parathyroid Glands242
Adrenal Glands244
Pancreas246
Gonads249
Thymus Gland250
Pineal Gland250
Other Hormones250
14Blood254
What Blood Does255
Composition of Blood255
Hemostasis: Prevention of Blood Loss264
Blood Types267
15Heart273
Structure of the Heart: What It Is274
Function of the Heart: What It Does283
16Blood Vessels and Circulation293
Structure of the Circulatory System: What It Is294
Function of the Circulatory System: What It Does307
17Lymphatic System321
The Lymphatic System322
Lymphoid Organs324
18Immune System331
Classification of the Immune System333
Types of Immunity340
Other Immunologic Responses341
19Respiratory System346
Structure: Organs of the Respiratory System347
Respiratory Function357
20Digestive System373
Overview of the Digestive System374
Accessory Digestive Organs388
Digestion and Absorption392
Nutrition Concepts to Know395
21Urinary System404
Kidneys: Regulation and Excretion405
Hormonal Control of Water and Electrolytes409
Composition of Urine411
When the Kidneys Shut Down412
Your Plumbing: Structure and Function415
22Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance421
Distribution of Body Fluids422
Water Balance423
Electrolyte Balance424
Acid-Base Balance426
23Reproductive Systems433
Male Reproductive System434
Female Reproductive System440
Methods of Birth Control448
24Human Development and Heredity454
Fertilization455
Prenatal Development455
Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy464
Changes in the Mother's Body During Pregnancy464
Birth of the Baby465
Female Breast and Lactation467
Postnatal Changes and Developmental Stages467
Heredity469
Appendix AMedical Terminology and Eponymous Terms477
Appendix BLaboratory Tests482
Glossary484

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