Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies

Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies


View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING


Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies by Maggie Norris, Donna Rae Siegfried

Learn about the human body from the inside out

Every year, more than 100,000 degrees are completed in biology or biomedical sciences. Anatomy and physiology classes are required for these majors and others such as life sciences and chemistry, and also for students on a pre-med track. These classes also serve as valuable electives because of the importance and relevance of this subject's content. Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, appeals to students and life-learners alike, as a course supplement or simply as a guide to this intriguing field of science.

With 25 percent new and revised content, including updated examples and references throughout, readers of the new edition will come to understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health.

  • New examples, references, and case studies
  • Updated information on how systems function in illness and in health
  • Newest health discovers and insights into how the body works

Written in plain English and packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470923269
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Maggie Norris is a freelance writer and editorial project manager for corporate clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. Donna Rae Siegfried is the coauthor of Biology For Dummies and has had articles published in Prevention and Men's Health magazines.

Read an Excerpt

Click to read or download

Table of Contents


Part I: Locating Physiology on the Web of Knowledge.

Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Big Picture.

Chapter 2: What Your Body Does All Day.

Chapter 3: A Bit about Cell Biology.

Part II: Sizing Up the Structural Layers.

Chapter 4: Scrutinizing the Skeletal System.

Chapter 5: Muscles: Setting You in Motion.

Chapter 6: Getting the Skinny on Skin, Hair, and Nails.

Part III: Exploring the Inner Workings.

Chapter 7: The Nervous System: Your Body’s Circuit Board.

Chapter 8: The Endocrine System: Releasing Chemical Messages.

Chapter 9: The Circulatory System: Getting Your Blood Pumping.

Chapter 10: The Respiratory System: Breathing Life into Your Body.

Chapter 11: The Digestive System: Beginning the Breakdown.

Chapter 12: The Urinary System: Cleaning Up the Act.

Chapter 13: The Immune System: Living in a Microbe Jungle.

Part IV: Life’s Rich Pageant: Reproduction and Development.

Chapter 14: The Reproductive System.

Chapter 15: Change and Development over the Life Span.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Nearly Ten Chemistry Concepts Related to Anatomy and Physiology.

Chapter 17: Ten Phabulous Physiology Phacts.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
DrG-DC More than 1 year ago
I teach this class at a local college, and I recommend this book as an adjunct to the text. A simplified, condensed, easy reading way to ingest some knowledge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It's a great introduction to physiology and anatomy. I have learned so much, and it's written in a way most can understand without being a science-major. Great!! :)
leeanne0428 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book is a good adjunct to an anatomy and physiology book. It gives you the basics and is easy to understand and read. Thanks for a great product!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this e-book because it said there were color plates in the middle like the book. There aren't. I feel I was misled and wasted my money. Should have just bought the book. I only gave one star because I couldn't give no stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book let me down, was not detailed enough for my needs.