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Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies

Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies

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By (author) Janet Rae-Dupree, By (author) Pat Dupree

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 251mm x 25mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 047016932X
  • ISBN 13: 9780470169322
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 34,331

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An excellent primer for learning the human body An anatomy and physiology course is required for medical and nursing students as well as for others pursuing careers in healthcare. Anatomy & Physiology Workbook For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get up to speed on anatomy and physiology facts and concepts. This hands-on workbook provides students with useful exercises to practice identifying specific muscle groups and their functions, memory exercises, as well as diagrams and actual demonstrations that readers can personally enact to illustrate the concepts.

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Janet Rae-Dupree has been covering science and technology in Silicon Valley since 1993 for a number of publications, including U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. She was a frequent guest on cable channel Tech TV's "Silicon Spin" technology talk show, and she was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at the Los Angeles Times covering the city's riots in 1992. During the 2005-2006 academic year, Janet was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where she studied human biology and researched innovation and market transfer. She freelances for various publications, working from her home in Half Moon Bay, California, where she lives with husband, Dave Dupree, and their 9-year-old son, Matthew (although a 19-year-old calico cat named Trillian actually rules the roost). Pat DuPree taught anatomy/physiology, biology, medical terminology, and environmental science for 24 years at several colleges and universities in Los Angeles County. She holds two undergraduate life science degrees and a master's degree from Auburn University and conducted cancer research at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, before joining the Muscogee Health Department in Columbus, Georgia. In 1970, she moved to Redondo Beach, California, where she was a university instructor and raised her two sons, Dave Dupree and Mark DuPree. Now Pat is retired and lives on lovely Pine Lake in rural Georgia with her husband, Dr. James E. DuPree.

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From the skeleton to skin to its systems -- get a grip on the human bodyPursuing a career as a health care professional? Need to understand how the human body works? No problem -- this hands-on workbook gets you up to speed in anatomy and physiology facts in a focused, step-by-step manner. From cells and tissue to the specific muscle groups to the largest organ (the skin), this easy-to-follow primer helps you understand the intricacies of the body and how all its systems work together.Quick refresher explanationsStep-by-step proceduresHands-on practice exercisesAmple workspace to work out problemsTear-out Cheat SheetA dash of humor and funSee How ToReinforce your knowledge through memory exercisesKeep track of confusing terms with strategies for fast translation and understandingKnow what instructors tend to emphasize on exams

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Building Blocks of the Body. Chapter 1: The Chemistry of Life. Chapter 2: The Cell: Life's Basic Building Block. Chapter 3: Divide and Conquer: Cellular Mitosis. Chapter 4: The Study of Tissues: Histology. Part II: Weaving It Together: Bones, Muscles, and Skin. Chapter 5: A Scaffold to Build On: The Skeleton. Chapter 6: Getting in Gear: The Muscles. Chapter 7: It's Skin Deep: The Integumentary System. Part III: Feed and Fuel: Supply and Transport. Chapter 8: Oxygenating the Machine: The Respiratory System. Chapter 9: Fueling the Functions: The Digestive System. Chapter 10: Spreading the Love: The Circulatory System. Chapter 11: Keeping Up Your Defenses: The Lymphatic System. Chapter 12: Filtering Out the Junk: The Urinary System. Part IV: Survival of the Species. Chapter 13: Why Ask Y?: The Male Reproductive System. Chapter 14: Carrying Life Forward: The Female Reproductive System. Part V: Mission Control: All Systems Go. Chapter 15: Feeling Jumpy: The Nervous System. Chapter 16: Raging Hormones: The Endocrine System. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Study Tips. Chapter 18: Ten (Plus One) Terrific Online Resources. Index.