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Cengage Advantage Books: Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems / Edition 7

Cengage Advantage Books: Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems / Edition 7

by Lauralee Sherwood

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Cengage Advantage Books: Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems / Edition 7

The new Fourth Edition of HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS continues in the steps of its predecessor, which has long been known as the best-written text in the market. Sherwood's clear writing style makes her explanations of concepts easy for students to grasp and comprehend, guiding them through the discovery of how each component of the human body is interdependent on others, while the text's logical organization maintains a comprehensive level of coverage. The text focuses on the mechanisms of body function from cells to systems, with the theme of homeostasis carried throughout each chapter. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised to include the most current content and cutting-edge topics, and has been visually enhanced, with hundreds of new photos and illustrations to help students understand difficult concepts with greater ease.

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ISBN-13: 9780538737135
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/11/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 928
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Following graduation from Michigan State University in 1966, Dr. Lauralee Sherwood joined the faculty at West Virginia University, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine. For the past 40 years, Professor Sherwood has taught an average of over 400 students each year in physiology courses for pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, medical, dental, dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise physiology, and athletic training majors. She has authored three physiology textbooks: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, and ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: FROM GENES TO ORGANISMS, all published by Cengage Learning/Brooks/Cole. Dr. Sherwood has received numerous teaching awards, including an Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, a Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Award, two listings in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the Dean's Award of Excellence in Education.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Homeostasis: The Foundation of Physiology. 2. Cellular Physiology. 3. The Plasma Membrane and Membrane Potential. 4. Neuronal Physiology. 5. The Central Nervous System. 6. The Peripheral Nervous System: Afferent Division; Special Senses. 7. The Peripheral Nervous System: Efferent Division. 8. Muscle Physiology. 9. Cardiac Physiology. 10. The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure. 11. The Blood. 12. The Body Defenses. 13. The Respiratory System. 14. The Urinary System. 15. Fluid and Acid-Base Balance. 16. The Digestive System. 17. Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation. 18. Principles ofENDocrinology; the CentralENDocrine Glands. 19. The PeripheralENDocrine Glands. 20. The Reproductive System. Appendix A: The Metric System. Appendix B: Review of Chemical Principles. Appendix C: Storage, Replication, and Expression of Genetic Information. Appendix D: Principles of Quantitative Reasoning. Appendix E: Answers toEND-of-Chapter Review Exercises. Appendix F: Supplemental Reading List. Glossary.

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