The Human Body in Health & Disease - Hardcover,
Edition 6 The Human Body in Health & Disease - Hardcover
By Kevin T. Patton, PhD and Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD

Publication Date: 15 Feb 2013

Get a complete introduction to A&P with the resources that makes challenging concepts easier to understand! The Human Body in Health & Disease, 6th Edition includes 25 highly visual, student-friendly chapters that cover the most important structures and functions of the human body. With detailed illustrations and the unique Clear View of the Human Body transparencies, A&P doesn’t get any clearer!

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Creative design includes more than 475 full-color photos and illustrations to simplify explanations of difficult material.
  • UNIQUE! Clear View of the Human Body transparencies embedded within the textbook provide a graphically stunning atlas of the male and female body that can be peeled back layer by layer.
  • Quick Check questions, active learning activities including case studies, study tips, outline summaries, and more provide helpful reviews and self-assessment opportunities.
  • A straightforward, conversational writing style explains difficult anatomy and physiology principles.
  • UNIQUE! Special boxes throughout each chapter help reinforce and apply what you've learned with specific guidance in:
    • Health and Well-being
    • Clinical Applications
    • Research, Issues, and Trends
    • Science Applications

New Features

  • NEW! Art, layout, and content updates in each chapter give you the most current visual and textual information possible.
  • NEW! Terms and pronunciations lists at the beginning of each chapter familiarize you with new terms and the meanings of individual word parts.
  • NEW! Division of previous Cells and Tissues chapter breaks the material into two chapters (Chapter 3 Cells and Chapter 4 Tissues) to provide a much more digestible serving of the information.
About the author
By Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Life Sciences,St. Charles Community College Cottleville, MO Professor of Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI adjunct) Northeast College of Health Sciences Seneca Falls, NY and Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Table of Contents
  1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body
  2. Chemistry of Life
  3. Cells
  4. Tissues
  5. Organ Systems of the Body
  6. Mechanisms of Disease
  7. The Integumentary System and Body Membranes
  8. The Skeletal System
  9. The Muscular System
  10. The Nervous System
  11. The Senses
  12. The Endocrine System
  13. Blood
  14. The Heart
  15. The Circulation of the Blood
  16. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
  17. The Respiratory System
  18. The Digestive System
  19. Nutrition and Metabolism
  20. The Urinary System
  21. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  22. Acid-Base Balance
  23. The Reproductive Systems
  24. Growth and Development
  25. Genetics and Genetic Diseases

Appendix A: Examples of Pathological Conditions

Appendix B: Medical Terminology

Appendix C: Clinical and Laboratory Values


Illustration/Photo Credits


Book details
ISBN: 9780323672504
Page Count: 0
Retail Price : £45.99