A text for students who are planning careers in the life or health
sciences, at various levels of preparation. Early background chapters
on the scientific method, basic chemistry, physics, and molecular and
cell biology are useful for students with no college-level science.
Underlying principles of anatomy are explained throughout, though
emphasis is on function rather than structure. Chapters progress from
the molecular-cellular level through biological control systems to
integrated organ function. Includes color diagrams and photos,
chapter summaries, review quizes and questions, key terms, margin
icons, a glossary, and an appendix of medical terminology. This
third edition offers critical thinking questions, opening vignettes,
new focus boxes on current research, and new chapters on the immune
response and environmental physiology.
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