This text is written for the two semester anatomy & physiology course. The writing is comprehensive continues its efficacy as being enough to provide the depth necessary for those courses not requiring prerequisites, and yet, is presented with such clarity that it nicely balances the thorough coverage. Clear descriptions and exceptional illustrations combine to help students develop a firm understanding of the concepts of anatomy and physiology and to teach them how to use that information. Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to perfectly describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems. The plan that has been followed for ten editions of this popular text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life. To emphasize the concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it. This text has more clinical content than any other A & P book on the market.
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Dr. Rod Seeley holds a B.S. in Zoolgy from Idaho State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from Utah State University. By being very involved in the methods and mechanism that help students learn, Rod contributes with his teaching expertise and proven ability to communicate effectively. Dr. Trent Stephens holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Zoology from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Pennsylvania. Trent teaches human anatomy, neuroanatomy, and embryology. His skill as a biological illustrator has greatly influenced every illustration in his texts. Dr. Philip Tate earned B.S. degrees in both mathematics and zoology and an M.S. in ecology from San Diego State University. He earned his doctorate in biological education from Idaho State University. Phil has taught anatomy and physiology to all levels of students: nursing and allied health, physical education, and biology majors.
Part 1 - Organization of the Human Body 1. The Human Organism 2. The Chemical Basis of Life 3. Cell Biology 4. Tissues PART 2 - Support and Movement 5. Integumentary System 6. Skeletal System: Bones and Bone Tissue 7. Skeletal System: Gross Anatomy 8. Joints and Movement 9. Muscular System: Histology and Physiology 10. Muscular System: Gross Anatomy PART 3 - Integration and Control Systems 11. Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue 12. Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves 13. Brain and Cranial Nerves 14. Integration of Nervous System Functions 15. The Special Senses 16. Autonomic Nervous System 17. Functional Organization of the Endocrine System 18. Endocrine Glands PART 4 - Regulation and Maintenance 19. Cardiovascular System: Blood 20. Cardiovascular System: The Heart 21. Cardiovascular System: Blood Vesselsand Circulation 22. Lymphatic System and Immunity 23. Respiratory System 24. Digestive System 25. Nutrition, Metabolism, and TemperatureRegulation 26. Urinary System 27. Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance PART 5 - Reproduction and Development 28. Reproductive System 29. Development, Growth, Aging, and Genetics