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Human Physiology, Fourteenth Edition, is intended for the one-semester Human Physiology course often taken by allied health and biology students. The beginning chapters introduce basic chemical and biological concepts to provide students with the framework they need to comprehend physiological principles. The chapters that follow promote conceptual understanding rather than rote memorization of facts. Health applications are included throughout the book to heighten interest, deepen understanding of physiological concepts, and help students relate the material to their individual career goals. Every effort has been made to help students integrate related concepts and understand the relationships between anatomical structures and their functions.
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Stuart Fox is a professor at Pierce College in Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Medical Physiology. In addition to his work on this text, he is the co-author of Concepts of Human A&P, Synopsis of Anatomy & Physiology, several lab manuals, and numerous research papers.
1. The Study of Body Function 2. Chemical Composition of the Body 3. Cell Structure and Genetic Control 4. Enzymes and Energy 5. Cell Respiration and Metabolism 6. Interactions Between Cells and the Extracellular Environment 7. The Nervous System: Neurons and Synapses 8. The Central Nervous System 9. The Autonomic Nervous System 10. Sensory Physiology 11. Endocrine Glands: Secretion and Action of Hormones 12. Muscle: Mechanisms of Contraction and Neural Control 13. Blood, Heart and Circulation 14. Cardio Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure 15. The Immune System 16. Respiratory Physiology 17. Physiology of the Kidneys 18. The Digestive System 19. Regulation of Metabolism 20. Reproduction