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

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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.

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This basic anatomy and physiology text for students preparing for careers in the health professions is written especially for students with minimal preparation in the sciences. Anatomy and physiology content is presented in a traditional order, emphasizing themes of homeostasis and the relationship between structure and function. The illustration program includes detailed color diagrams of anatomy and processes, plus cartoons. Boxed readings and humorous anecdotes from the history of medicine are also included. This second edition contains a new chapter on microbiology basics. Herlihy teaches at the University of the Incarnate Word. Maebius teaches at the Health Institute of San Antonio. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416028857
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/10/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to the Human Body 1
Anatomy and Physiology: What They Are 2
The Body's Level of Organization 3
Organs and Organ Systems 5
Homeostasis: Staying the Same 5
Anatomical Terms: Talking About the Body 8
Cavities of the Body 10
2 Basic Chemistry 16
Matter, Elements, and Atoms 17
Chemical Bonds 19
Ions 21
Molecules and Compounds 22
3 Cells 31
A Typical Cell 32
Movement Across the Cell Membrane 37
Cell Division 44
Cell Differentiation 45
Order, Disorder, and Death 45
4 Cell Metabolism 49
Metabolism: Anabolism and Catabolism 50
Carbohydrates 51
Lipids 53
Proteins 55
Protein Synthesis and DNA 57
5 Microbiology Basics 65
What Is Disease 66
Types of Pathogens 67
Laboratory Identification of Pathogens 69
The Spread of Infection 70
Four Germ-Laden Stories 71
6 Tissues and Membranes 78
Epithelial Tissue 79
Connective Tissue 83
Nervous Tissue 87
Muscle Tissue 87
Tissue Repair 89
Membranes 90
7 Integumentary System and Body Temperature 95
Structures of the Skin 96
Accessory Structures of the Skin 99
Functions of the Skin 102
8 Skeletal System 110
Arrangement and Functions of Bones 111
Bone Tissue and Formation 111
Divisions of the Skeletal System 117
Joints (Articulations) 130
9 Muscular System 139
Types and Functions of Muscles 140
Structure of the Whole Muscle 141
Structure and Function of a Single Muscle Fiber 141
How Muscles Contract 142
Responses of a Whole Muscle 146
Naming Skeletal Muscles 148
Muscles From Head to Toe 149
10 Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain 162
The Nervous System: Structure and Function 163
Cells That Make Up the Nervous System 164
The Neuron Carrying Information 167
Brain: Structure and Function 172
11 Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves 186
What the Spinal Cord Is 187
What the Spinal Cord Does 191
Peripheral Nervous System 193
12 Sensory System 208
Receptors and Sensation 209
The General Senses 211
The Special Senses 213
13 Endocrine System 231
Glands and Hormones 232
Hormones 232
The Pituitary Gland 236
Thyroid Gland 240
Parathyroid Glands 242
Adrenal Glands 244
Pancreas 246
Gonads 249
Thymus Gland 250
Pineal Gland 250
Other Hormones 250
14 Blood 254
What Blood Does 255
Composition of Blood 255
Hemostasis: Prevention of Blood Loss 264
Blood Types 267
15 Heart 273
Structure of the Heart: What It Is 274
Function of the Heart: What It Does 283
16 Blood Vessels and Circulation 293
Structure of the Circulatory System: What It Is 294
Function of the Circulatory System: What It Does 307
17 Lymphatic System 321
The Lymphatic System 322
Lymphoid Organs 324
18 Immune System 331
Classification of the Immune System 333
Types of Immunity 340
Other Immunologic Responses 341
19 Respiratory System 346
Structure: Organs of the Respiratory System 347
Respiratory Function 357
20 Digestive System 373
Overview of the Digestive System 374
Accessory Digestive Organs 388
Digestion and Absorption 392
Nutrition Concepts to Know 395
21 Urinary System 404
Kidneys: Regulation and Excretion 405
Hormonal Control of Water and Electrolytes 409
Composition of Urine 411
When the Kidneys Shut Down 412
Your Plumbing: Structure and Function 415
22 Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance 421
Distribution of Body Fluids 422
Water Balance 423
Electrolyte Balance 424
Acid-Base Balance 426
23 Reproductive Systems 433
Male Reproductive System 434
Female Reproductive System 440
Methods of Birth Control 448
24 Human Development and Heredity 454
Fertilization 455
Prenatal Development 455
Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy 464
Changes in the Mother's Body During Pregnancy 464
Birth of the Baby 465
Female Breast and Lactation 467
Postnatal Changes and Developmental Stages 467
Heredity 469
Appendix A Medical Terminology and Eponymous Terms 477
Appendix B Laboratory Tests 482
Glossary 484
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