The Human Body In Health and Illness - Hard Cover Version

The Human Body In Health and Illness - Hard Cover Version




Fun to read and clearly written, this full-color textbook presents fundamental anatomy and physiology knowledge in an engaging manner. The new second edition simplifies complex concepts and applies them to common problems in patient care. Special attention is given to the anatomy and physiology knowledge that is needed for an understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology. The underlying physiology of pathologic conditions is explained in a common-sense approach with specific clinical examples.

  • Original, full-color illustrations complement the text. Accurate, attractive, and precise, the art helps to simplify the most complex and fundamental concepts. Many small reference figures and insets are included for context.
  • Original, full-color cartoons use humor to reinforce content, making the text more user-friendly.
  • Do You Know... boxes are brief, sometimes illustrated, and cover issues appropriate to the subject. Many elaborate on pathophysiology; while others pique reader interest with historical background information.
  • Disorders of the System is a table of specific disorders related to individual body systems.
  • As You Age boxes describe how human anatomy and physiology is affected by aging.
  • Sum It Up! content is included throughout chapters and provides reinforcement and a summary of key topics.
  • Key Terms with pronunciation guides are in each chapter opener. All Key Terms are in color and are defined in the Glossary.
  • A Summary Outline at the end of each chapter functions as a useful study tool.
  • The Glossary is extensive, including all Key Terms, all boldfaced terms, and additional terms - all with pronunciationguides.
  • Each soft-cover version of the textbook includes the Body Spectrum Electronic Anatomy Coloring Book CD-ROM. This interactive software simplifies the way students learn anatomy and medical terminology. It offers 80 detailed anatomy illustrations that can be colored online or printed out to color and study offline.
  • A new chapter, Microbiology Basics (Chapter 5), includes pathogens and disorders caused by them, microorganisms, and the spread of infection.
  • The Endocrine chapter includes revised and simplified content and illustrations.
  • New Do You Know... boxes are included throughout.
  • Review Your Knowledge questions at the end of the chapter include multiple-choice as well as short-answer questions.
  • Answers to multiple-choice questions appear on the inside back cover for quick access. Answers to short-answer questions appear in the Instructor's Manual.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780721695792
    Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
    Publication date: 04/13/2001
    Pages: 555

    Table of Contents

    1Introduction to the Human Body1
    Anatomy and Physiology: What They Are2
    The Body's Level of Organization3
    Organs and Organ Systems5
    Homeostasis: Staying the Same5
    Anatomical Terms: Talking About the Body8
    Cavities of the Body10
    2Basic Chemistry16
    Matter, Elements, and Atoms17
    Chemical Bonds19
    Molecules and Compounds22
    A Typical Cell32
    Movement Across the Cell Membrane37
    Cell Division44
    Cell Differentiation45
    Order, Disorder, and Death45
    4Cell Metabolism49
    Metabolism: Anabolism and Catabolism50
    Protein Synthesis and DNA57
    5Microbiology Basics65
    What Is Disease66
    Types of Pathogens67
    Laboratory Identification of Pathogens69
    The Spread of Infection70
    Four Germ-Laden Stories71
    6Tissues and Membranes78
    Epithelial Tissue79
    Connective Tissue83
    Nervous Tissue87
    Muscle Tissue87
    Tissue Repair89
    7Integumentary System and Body Temperature95
    Structures of the Skin96
    Accessory Structures of the Skin99
    Functions of the Skin102
    8Skeletal System110
    Arrangement and Functions of Bones111
    Bone Tissue and Formation111
    Divisions of the Skeletal System117
    Joints (Articulations)130
    9Muscular System139
    Types and Functions of Muscles140
    Structure of the Whole Muscle141
    Structure and Function of a Single Muscle Fiber141
    How Muscles Contract142
    Responses of a Whole Muscle146
    Naming Skeletal Muscles148
    Muscles From Head to Toe149
    10Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain162
    The Nervous System: Structure and Function163
    Cells That Make Up the Nervous System164
    The Neuron Carrying Information167
    Brain: Structure and Function172
    11Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves186
    What the Spinal Cord Is187
    What the Spinal Cord Does191
    Peripheral Nervous System193
    12Sensory System208
    Receptors and Sensation209
    The General Senses211
    The Special Senses213
    13Endocrine System231
    Glands and Hormones232
    The Pituitary Gland236
    Thyroid Gland240
    Parathyroid Glands242
    Adrenal Glands244
    Thymus Gland250
    Pineal Gland250
    Other Hormones250
    What Blood Does255
    Composition of Blood255
    Hemostasis: Prevention of Blood Loss264
    Blood Types267
    Structure of the Heart: What It Is274
    Function of the Heart: What It Does283
    16Blood Vessels and Circulation293
    Structure of the Circulatory System: What It Is294
    Function of the Circulatory System: What It Does307
    17Lymphatic System321
    The Lymphatic System322
    Lymphoid Organs324
    18Immune System331
    Classification of the Immune System333
    Types of Immunity340
    Other Immunologic Responses341
    19Respiratory System346
    Structure: Organs of the Respiratory System347
    Respiratory Function357
    20Digestive System373
    Overview of the Digestive System374
    Accessory Digestive Organs388
    Digestion and Absorption392
    Nutrition Concepts to Know395
    21Urinary System404
    Kidneys: Regulation and Excretion405
    Hormonal Control of Water and Electrolytes409
    Composition of Urine411
    When the Kidneys Shut Down412
    Your Plumbing: Structure and Function415
    22Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance421
    Distribution of Body Fluids422
    Water Balance423
    Electrolyte Balance424
    Acid-Base Balance426
    23Reproductive Systems433
    Male Reproductive System434
    Female Reproductive System440
    Methods of Birth Control448
    24Human Development and Heredity454
    Prenatal Development455
    Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy464
    Changes in the Mother's Body During Pregnancy464
    Birth of the Baby465
    Female Breast and Lactation467
    Postnatal Changes and Developmental Stages467
    Appendix AMedical Terminology and Eponymous Terms477
    Appendix BLaboratory Tests482

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