Understanding the Human Body: Biological Perspectives for Healthcare / Edition 1

Understanding the Human Body: Biological Perspectives for Healthcare / Edition 1

by Helen Godfrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443073201

ISBN-13: 9780443073205

Pub. Date: 08/04/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Focusing on what it means to be human from a biological perspective, this new title is visually stunning and enjoyable to read. Color micrographs highlight the beauty of structures within the human body, while photographs and paintings emphasize the whole person and transcend the boundaries between art and science. Rather than providing numerous details and

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Focusing on what it means to be human from a biological perspective, this new title is visually stunning and enjoyable to read. Color micrographs highlight the beauty of structures within the human body, while photographs and paintings emphasize the whole person and transcend the boundaries between art and science. Rather than providing numerous details and describing the human body as a machine, the focus is primarily on key concepts and universal human experiences. This unusual and novel approach is designed to capture readers' imaginations and help them understand in a unique way what it means to be human.

• Full-color illustrations and photographs depict the human body in innovative, artistic, and clinically relevant ways.
• Innovative approach enables readers to understand the whole person in the context of healthcare practice.
• Emphasizes concepts and topics relevant to practice: form and function, homeostasis, genetics and human genome research, and the human experiences of stress, sleep, pain, and growth.
• Explores topics from a biological perspective, stressing that mind and body are inextricably linked in health and illness.
• Contemporary references are cited throughout.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443073205
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Series:
Understanding the Human Body Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Form and function
2. Homeostasis
3. Proteins
4. Hormones
5. Neurotransmitters
6. Stress
7. Sleep
8. Pain
9. Growth
10.Genetics
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