Admired and respected for its outstanding illustrations, the Fourth Edition of Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology provides readers with easy-to-follow explanations of core concepts and a practical reference for future coursework for healthcare careers. Features such as Clinical Notes and the new Professional Profiles engage readers by showing them how the information they have learned is applied to workplace situations. Crafted especially for readers with no prior knowledge of anatomy & physiology, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology provides a solid framework for interpreting and applying information. An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, The Chemical Level of Organization, Cell Structure and Function, The Tissue Level of Organization, The Integumentary System, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, The Nervous System, The General and Special Senses, The Endocrine System, Blood, The Heart , Blood Vessels and Circulation, The Lymphatic System and Immunity, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism, The Urinary System, The Reproductive System, Development and Inheritance For all readers interested in easy-to-follow explanations of core concepts and a practical reference for future coursework for healthcare careers.
This text, illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, drawings, and charts, introduces students to human anatomy and physiology from a systems perspective. Martini, author of several books on anatomy and physiology , and specialist in developing new approaches to A&P education, introduces each chapter with an outline and objectives, as well as a vocabulary guide. At the end of each systems chapter a section called "systems integrators" shows how one system interacts with each of the body's other systems. The book also incorporates information about clinical applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)