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Overview

Get a complete introduction to A&P with the resources that makes challenging concepts easier to understand! The Human Body in Health & Disease, 6th Edition includes 25 highly visual, student-friendly chapters that cover the most important structures and functions of the human body. With detailed illustrations and the unique Clear View of the Human Body transparencies, A&P doesn’t get any clearer!


• UNIQUE! Creative design
includes more than 475 full-color photos and illustrations to simplify explanations of difficult material.
UNIQUE! Clear View of the Human Body transparencies embedded within the textbook provide a graphically stunning atlas of the male and female body that can be peeled back layer by layer.
Quick Check questions, active learning activities including case studies, study tips, outline summaries, and more provide helpful reviews and self-assessment opportunities.
• A straightforward, conversational writing style explains difficult anatomy and physiology principles.
UNIQUE! Special boxes throughout each chapter help reinforce and apply what you've learned with specific guidance in:

Health and Well-being
Clinical Applications
Research, Issues, and Trends
Science Applications



• NEW! Art, layout, and content updates
in each chapter give you the most current visual and textual information possible.
NEW! Terms and pronunciations lists at the beginning of each chapter familiarize you with new terms and the meanings of individual word parts.
NEW! Division of previous Cells and Tissues chapter breaks the material into two chapters (Chapter 3 Cells and Chapter 4 Tissues) to provide a much more digestible serving of the information.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Each area is well covered and the associated pathologies explained. It's friendly and informative style makes for easy reading and the colour illustrations are well chosen and add value to the text."

In Touch, July 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323101233
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/18/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 495,832
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body
  2. Chemistry of Life
  3. Cells
  4. Tissues
  5. Organ Systems of the Body
  6. Mechanisms of Disease
  7. The Integumentary System and Body Membranes
  8. The Skeletal System
  9. The Muscular System
  10. The Nervous System
  11. The Senses
  12. The Endocrine System
  13. Blood
  14. The Heart
  15. The Circulation of the Blood
  16. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
  17. The Respiratory System
  18. The Digestive System
  19. Nutrition and Metabolism
  20. The Urinary System
  21. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  22. Acid-Base Balance
  23. The Reproductive Systems
  24. Growth and Development
  25. Genetics and Genetic Diseases

Appendix A: Examples of Pathological Conditions

Appendix B: Medical Terminology

Appendix C: Clinical and Laboratory Values

Glossary

Illustration/Photo Credits

Index

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