A solid scientific presentation of the principles of the human structure and function! The outstanding illustration program and innovative learning features frame a superb balance between anatomy and physiology that emphasizes correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances.
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About the Author
Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master's degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).
Bryan Derrickson is Professor of Biology at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as general biology and human sexuality. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Duke University. Bryan's study at Duke was in the Physiology Division within the Department of Cell Biology, so while his degree is in Cell Biology his training focused on physiology. At Valencia, he frequently serves on faculty hiring committees. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate, which is the governing body of the college, and as a member of the Faculty Academy Committee (now called the Teaching and Learning Academy), which sets the standards for the acquisition of tenure by faculty members. Nationally, he is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).
Table of ContentsPreface.
To the Student.
UNIT 1: ORGANIZATION OF THE HUMAN BODY.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Human Body.
Chapter 2: The Chemical Level of Organization.
Chapter 3: The Cellular Level of Organization.
Chapter 4: The Tissue Level of Organization.
Chapter 5: The Integumentary System.
UNIT 2: PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT.
Chapter 6: The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue.
Chapter 7: The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton.
Chapter 8: The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton.
Chapter 9: Joints.
Chapter 10: Muscle Tissue.
Chapter 11: The Muscular System.
UNIT 3: CONTROL SYSTEMS OF THE HUMAN BODY.
Chapter 12: Nervous Tissue.
Chapter 13: The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves.
Chapter 14: The Brain and Cranial Nerves.
Chapter 15: Sensory, Motor, and Integrative Systems.
Chapter 16: The Special Senses.
Chapter 17: The Autonomic Nervous System.
Chapter 18: The Endocrine System.
UNIT 4: MAINTENANCE OF THE HUMAN BODY.
Chapter 19: The Cardiovascular System: The Blood.
Chapter 20: The Cardiovascular System: The Heart.
Chapter 21: The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics.
Chapter 22: The Lymphatic System, Nonspecific Resistance to Disease, and Immunity.
Chapter 23: The Respiratory System.
Chapter 24: The Digestive System.
Chapter 25: Metabolism.
Chapter 26: The Urinary System.
Chapter 27: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis.
UNIT 5: CONTINUITY.
Chapter 28: The Reproductive Systems.
Chapter 29: Development and Inheritance.
Appendix B: Periodic Table.
Appendix C: Normal Values for Selected Blood Tests.
Appendix D: Answers.
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