Anatomy Essentials For Dummies

Anatomy Essentials For Dummies

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By (author) Maggie Norris, By (author) Donna Rae Siegfried, By (author) Consumer Dummies

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 12mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 29 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Queensland
  • ISBN 10: 1118184211
  • ISBN 13: 9781118184219
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 191,193

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The core concepts you need to ace AnatomyPerfect for those just starting out or returning to Anatomy after some time away, Anatomy Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical Anatomy course. From names and technical terms to how the body works, you'll skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of "Anatomy Essentials For Dummies."Designed for students who want the key concepts and a few examples--without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotal content--"Anatomy Essentials For Dummies" is a perfect solution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference.A useful and handy reference to the anatomy of the human bodyPerfect for a refresher or a quick referenceServes as an excellent review to score higher at exam timeIf you have some knowledge of anatomy and want to polish your skills, "Anatomy Essentials For Dummies" focuses on just the core concepts you need to understand this fascinating topic.

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Maggie Norris is a freelance science writer. Donna Rae Siegfried has instructed anatomy and physiology courses at the college level. They are the coauthors of Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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Just the core concepts you need to ace your Anatomy & Physiology courseIf you're looking for a handy refresher or an easy-to-use reference for your Anatomy & Physiology class, Anatomy Essentials For Dummies is for you. It's filled with the technical terms and details of how the body works that you need to know. So get ready to skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time!Get down to basics -- master the fundamentals of metabolism, homeostasis, and cell biology Survey your structural layers -- discover how your body gets its form from the skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systemsTake a look inside -- explore the inner workings of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systemsControl and protect -- find out how your nervous system keeps everything functioning and your immune system keeps you healthyOpen the book and find: An overview of the levels of organizationStructures of all major bodily systemsThe scoop on tissuesFertilization and pregnancyExplanations of hormonesTen fun physiology factsLearn: Core concepts taught in an Anatomy & Physiology courseThe components and functions of the bodily systemsHow human life is reproduced

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Focusing on the Framework of Anatomy and Physiology 5 Chapter 2: Examining Cell Biology Basics 23 Chapter 3: Scoping Out the Body's Structural Layers 41 Chapter 4: Getting to the Heart of the Circulatory System 65 Chapter 5: Taking a Deep Breath with the Respiratory System 85 Chapter 6: Getting on Track with the Digestive System 97 Chapter 7: Passing through the Urinary System 111 Chapter 8: Making Babies: The Reproductive System 125 Chapter 9: Exploring the Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems 143 Chapter 10: Ten Phabulous Physiology Phacts 161 Index 167