Structure & Function of the Body - Hardcover
Structure & Function of the Body - Hardcover,
Edition 15
By Kevin T. Patton, PhD and Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD

Publication Date: 31 Dec 2015

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Description

Mastering the essentials of anatomy, physiology, and even medical terminology has never been easier! Using simple, conversational language and vivid animations and illustrations, Structure & Function of the Body, 15th Edition walks readers through the normal structure and function of the human body and what the body does to maintain homeostasis. Plus, this new edition also features new Language of Science and Medicine sections that introduce readers to important medical terminology as it corresponds to anatomy and physiology. If you’re looking for a solid understanding of structures, functions, and descriptions of the body then look no further than this dynamic text.

Key Features

  • Conversational and clear writing style makes content easy to read and understand.
  • Full-color design contains more than 400 drawings and photos.
  • Clear View of the Human Body is a unique, full-color, semi-transparent insert depicting the human body (male and female) in layers.
  • Animation Direct callouts direct readers to Evolve for an animation about a specific topic.
  • Updated study tips sections at the beginning of each chapter help break down difficult topics and guide readers on how to best use book features to their advantage.
  • Special boxes such as Health and Well-Being boxes, Clinical Application boxes, Research and Trends boxes, and more help readers apply what they have learned to their future careers in health care and science.
  • Questions for review are found throughout the chapters and cover critical thinking, open-ended, fill-in-the-blank, matching, multiple-choice, and other question formats. 
  • Chapter outlines, objectives, and outline summaries offer readers easy ways to organize and prioritize content.

New Features

  • NEW! Language of Science and Medicine section in each chapter includes key terms, word parts, and pronunciations to place a greater focus on medical terminology.
  • NEW! Thoroughly revised chapters, illustrations, and review questions reflect the most current information available.
  • NEW! High quality animations for the AnimationDirect feature clarify physiological processes and provide a realistic foundation of underlying structures and functions.
  • NEW! Simplified chapter titles provide clarity in the table of contents.
  • NEW! Division of cells and tissues into two separate chapters improves reader comprehension and reduces text anxiety.
About the author
By Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (adjunct), New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO and Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI
Table of Contents
1.Introduction to the Body
2.Chemistry of Life
3.Cells
4.Tissues
5.Organ Systems
6.Skin and Membranes
7.Skeletal System
8.Muscular System
9.Nervous System
10.Senses
11.Endocrine System
12.Blood
13.Circulatory System
14.Lymphatic System and Immunity
15.Respiratory System
16.Digestive System
17.Nutrition and Metabolism
18.Urinary System
19.Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
20.Acid-Base Balance
21.Reproductive Systems
22.Growth and Development
Appendix A: Body Mass Index
Appendix B: Common Medical Abbreviations, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Chapter Test Answers
Glossary
Book details
ISBN: 9780323357258
Page Count: 572
Retail Price: £55.99