Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies

Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies

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

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 232mm x 22mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470923261
  • ISBN 13: 9780470923269
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 10,584

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Learn about the human body from the inside out Every year, more than 100,000 degrees are completed in biologyor biomedical sciences. Anatomy and physiology classes are requiredfor these majors and others such as life sciences andchemistry, and also for students on a pre-medtrack. These classes also serve as valuableelectives because of the importance and relevance of this subject'scontent. Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies, 2ndEdition, appeals to students and life-learners alike, as acourse supplement or simply as a guide to this intriguingfield of science. With 25 percent new and revised content, including updatedexamples and references throughout, readers of the new edition willcome to understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology,get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight intohow the structures and systems function in sickness and health. * New examples, references, and case studies * Updated information on how systems function in illness and inhealth * Newest health discovers and insights into how the bodyworks Written in plain English and packed with dozens of beautifulillustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is yourguide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.

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Author information

Maggie Norris is a freelance science writer living in theSan Francisco Bay area. As Fine Print Publication Services LLC,Maggie offers contract medical and technical writing services toclients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technologyindustries; patient care institutions; and research institutions. Donna Rae Siegfried has written about pharmaceutical andmedical topics for 15 years in publications includingPrevention, Runner s World, Men s Health, andOrganic Gardening. She has taught anatomy and physiology atthe college level. She is also the coauthor of Biology ForDummies, 2nd Edition.

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Learn about the human body from the inside out This detailed guide helps you understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations, this is your guide to fantastic discoveries about the human body. Anatomy & Physiology 101 -- get a clear overview of the facts and concepts essential for understanding human anatomy and physiology Get physical -- understand the intricacies of the three organ systems that form the physical bulk of the human body -- the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the integumentary system A look inside -- explore the inner workings of the human body with chapters on the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and immune systems The circle of life -- discover the ins and outs of the reproduction and developmental life cycles, from the physiological changes that occur from infancy through puberty and beyond to the marvels of pregnancy and childbirth Open the book and find: Clear explanations of scientific terminology Details about the functions of cells The basics about how the body maintains itself The functions of each organ system Insights about how the organ systems work together Information about diseases and disorders that affect each system 10 fun facts on physiology Color plates of the body's systems and some of the major organs Learn to: Grasp the scientific names of the body's structures Know the functions of hundreds of tissues and organs Understand how the body develops, repairs itself, and is affected by disease

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Locating Physiology on the Web of Knowledge. Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Big Picture. Chapter 2: What Your Body Does All Day. Chapter 3: A Bit about Cell Biology. Part II: Sizing Up the Structural Layers. Chapter 4: Scrutinizing the Skeletal System. Chapter 5: Muscles: Setting You in Motion. Chapter 6: Getting the Skinny on Skin, Hair, and Nails. Part III: Exploring the Inner Workings. Chapter 7: The Nervous System: Your Body s CircuitBoard. Chapter 8: The Endocrine System: Releasing ChemicalMessages. Chapter 9: The Circulatory System: Getting Your BloodPumping. Chapter 10: The Respiratory System: Breathing Life into YourBody. Chapter 11: The Digestive System: Beginning the Breakdown. Chapter 12: The Urinary System: Cleaning Up the Act. Chapter 13: The Immune System: Living in a Microbe Jungle. Part IV: Life s Rich Pageant: Reproduction andDevelopment. Chapter 14: The Reproductive System. Chapter 15: Change and Development over the Life Span. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Nearly Ten Chemistry Concepts Related to Anatomy andPhysiology. Chapter 17: Ten Phabulous Physiology Phacts. Index.