Examine the diverse ways animal bodies function at both the systemic and cellular levels with this vital resource. It brings you clear coverage essential to understanding the clinical relevance of anatomical and physiological principles. Fully updated and written by respected veterinary technician educators, this popular textbook is the practical, comprehensive foundation for your success in veterinary technology.
High quality, full color illustrations highlight the details of anatomic structure to enhance understanding of anatomy functions.
Chapter outlines summarize the contents of each chapter at the major concept level.
Clinical Application boxes throughout the text demonstrate the clinical relevance of anatomic and physiologic principles.
Test Yourself questions recap important information that appeared in the preceding section.
Comprehensive glossary at the end of the text provides concise definitions and phonetic pronunciations of terms.
NEW! Vocabulary Fundamentals list of terms at the beginning of each chapter introduce readers to new scientific terms and their pronunciations.
1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 2. Chemical Basis for Life 3. Anatomical Structure of the Cell 4. Physiology of the Cell 5. Tissues 6. Integumentary System 7. Skeletal System 8. Muscular System 9. Nervous System 10. Sense organs 11. Endocrine System 12. Blood, Lymph and Lymph Nodes 13. Immunity and Defense 14. Cardiovascular System 15. Respiratory System 16. Digestive System 17. Nutrients and Metabolism 18. Urinary System 19. Reproductive System 20. Pregnancy, Development and Lactation 21. Avian Anatomy and Physiology 22. Amphibian and Reptilian Anatomy and Physiology