Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology / Edition 10

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology / Edition 10

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Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology / Edition 10

Award-winning author Elaine N. Marieb brings her unique understanding of readers' specific needs to this popular book. Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy and physiology to readers' lives and careers. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overly detailed. For instructors and students, or anyone interested in anatomy and physiology.

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ISBN-13: 9780321695987
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/10/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Elaine Marieb After receiving her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Elaine N. Marieb joined the faculty of the Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community College. While teaching at Holyoke Community College, where many of her students were pursuing nursing degrees, she developed a desire to better understand the relationship between the scientific study of the human body and the clinical aspects of the nursing practice. To that end, while continuing to teach full time, Dr. Marieb pursued her nursing education, which culminated in a Master of Science degree with a clinical specialization in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts. It is this experience that has informed the development of the unique perspective and accessibility for which her publications are known.

Dr. Marieb has given generously to provide opportunities for students to further their education. She funds the E. N. Marieb Science Research Awards at Mount Holyoke College, which promotes research by undergraduate science majors, and has underwritten renovation of the biology labs in Clapp Laboratory at that college. Dr. Marieb also contributes to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she generously provided funding for reconstruction and instrumentation of a cutting-edge cytology research laboratory. Recognizing the severe national shortage of nursing faculty, she underwrites the Nursing Scholars of the Future Grant Program at the university. In January 2012, Florida Gulf Coast University named a new health professions facility in her honor. The Dr. Elaine Nicpon Marieb Hall houses several specialized laboratories for the School of Nursing, made possible by Dr. Marieb’s generous support.

Suzanne Keller Suzanne M. Keller began her teaching career while she was still in graduate school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Inspired by her lifelong passion for learning, Dr. Keller quickly adopted a teaching style focused on translating challenging concepts into easily understood parts using analogies and stories from her own experiences. An Iowa native, Dr. Keller uses her expertise to teach microbiology and anatomy and physiology at Indian Hills Community College, where most of her students are studying nursing or other health science programs.

Dr. Keller values education as a way for students to express their values through the careers they pursue. She supports those endeavors both in and out of the classroom by participating in her local Lions Club, by donating money to the Indian Hills Foundation to fund scholarships, and by financially supporting service-learning trips for students. Dr. Keller also sponsors children in need with gifts for the holidays.

Dr. Keller is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the Iowa Academy of Science. When not teaching or writing, Dr. Keller enjoys reading, traveling, family gatherings, and relaxing at home under the watchful eyes of her two canine children.

Table of Contents

1The Human Body: An Orientation1
An Overview of Anatomy and Physiology2
Levels of Structural Organization2
Maintaining Life7
The Language of Anatomy11
2Basic Chemistry21
Concepts of Matter and Energy22
Composition of Matter23
Molecules and Compounds27
Chemical Bonds and Chemical Reactions30
Biochemistry: The Chemical Composition of Living Matter36
3Cells and Tissues55
Part 1Cells56
Overview of the Cellular Basis of Life56
Anatomy of a Generalized Cell56
Cell Physiology66
Part 2Body Tissues77
Epithelial Tissue78
Connective Tissue81
Muscle Tissue85
Nervous Tissue86
Tissue Repair (Wound Healing)86
Developmental Aspects of Cells and Tissues87
4Skin and Body Membranes95
Classification of Body Membranes96
Integumentary System (Skin)98
Developmental Aspects of Skin and Body Membranes111
5The Skeletal System116
Bones: An Overview116
Axial Skeleton124
Appendicular Skeleton138
Developmental Aspects of the Skeleton153
6The Muscular System161
Overview of Muscle Tissues162
Microscopic Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle166
Skeletal Muscle Activity168
Muscle Movements, Types, and Names175
Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Muscles181
Developmental Aspects of the Muscular System194
7The Nervous System201
Organization of the Nervous System203
Nervous Tissue: Structure and Function204
Central Nervous System215
Peripheral Nervous System229
Developmental Aspects of the Nervous System243
8Special Senses251
The Eye and Vision252
The Ear: Hearing and Balance264
Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell270
Developmental Aspects of the Special Senses273
9The Endocrine System279
The Endocrine System and Hormone Function--An Overview280
The Major Endocrine Organs283
Other Hormone-Producing Tissues and Organs300
Developmental Aspects of the Endocrine System300
Composition and Functions of Blood308
Blood Groups and Transfusions318
Developmental Aspects of Blood321
11The Cardiovascular System327
Cardiovascular System: The Heart328
Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels339
Developmental Aspects of the Cardiovascular System360
12The Lymphatic System and Body Defenses367
Lymphatic System368
Lymphatic Vessels368
Lymph Nodes369
Other Lymphoid Organs371
Body Defenses372
Nonspecific Body Defenses373
Specific Body Defenses: The Immune System377
Developmental Aspects of the Lymphatic System and Body Defenses396
13The Respiratory System403
Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory System404
Respiratory Physiology411
Respiratory Disorders422
Developmental Aspects of the Respiratory System424
14The Digestive System and Body Metabolism431
Part IAnatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System432
Anatomy of the Digestive System432
Functions of the Digestive System445
Part IINutrition and Metabolism456
Developmental Aspects of the Digestive System and Metabolism468
15The Urinary System479
Ureters, Urinary Bladder, and Urethra489
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance491
Developmental Aspects of the Urinary System497
16The Reproductive System503
Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System504
Male Reproductive Functions508
Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System511
Female Reproductive Functions and Cycles516
Mammary Glands520
Survey of Pregnancy and Embryonic Development522
Developmental Aspects of the Reproductive System529
Appendix AWord Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes539
Appendix BPeriodic Table of the Elements542
Appendix CKey Information about Vitamins and Many Essential Minerals543
Appendix DA.D.A.M. Correlations545
Photography and Art Credits551

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