Anatomy and Physiology for Dummies

Anatomy and Physiology for Dummies

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Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery. Which is too bad for them, because anybody who's ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions, is a realm of awe-inspiring complexity and countless wonders. The dizzying dance of molecule, cell, tissue, organ, muscle, sinew, and bone that we call life can be a thing of breathtaking beauty and humbling perfection. No one should be denied access to this spectacle because they don't come from a scientific background. And now, thanks to "Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies", no one needs to be. Whether you're an aspiring health-care or fitness professional or just somebody who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology. In no time you'll: understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology; get to know the body's anatomical structures from head to toe; explore the body's systems and how they interact to keep us alive; gain insights into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health; and, understand the human reproductive system and how it creates new life. Written in plain English and illustrated with dozens of beautiful illustrations, "Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies" covers everything from atoms to cells to organs, including: anatomic position and the divisions of the body; increasingly magnified aspects of the body, from atoms to organs to systems; the anatomy and pathophysiology of the skeleton, muscles and skin; the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology of the nervous, endocrine and circulatory systems; the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the respiratory, digestive, urinary and immune systems; the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the reproductive system; keeping the body healthy through good nutrition. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about your body from the inside out. Let "Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies" be your guide on a fantastic voyage through a world of countless wonders.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 24mm | 621.42g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster CityUnited States
  • English
  • 16pp colour drawings, b&w drawings
  • 0764554220
  • 9780764554223
  • 26,503

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Bone up on anatomical terms, features, and functions <br>Get a handle on body basics with concise explanations and plenty of illustrations <br>Whether you're an aspiring health-care or fitness professional or you're dealing with serious illness, having a basic knowledge of the human body is a must. Covering everything from cells and tissues to organs and the various systems, this friendly guide clearly explains what the various parts of the human body are and how they work together to keep us alive. <br>The Dummies Way<br>* Explanations in plain English<br>* "Get in, get out" information<br>* Icons and other navigational aids<br>* Tear-out cheat sheet<br>* Top ten lists<br>* A dash of humor and fun <br>Get smart!<br>* Find listings of all our books<br>* Create your own personalized book with Hungry Minds a la Carte(TM)<br>* Sign up for daily eTips at

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About Donna Rae Siegfried

Donna Rae Siegfried has written about pharmaceutical and medical topics for fifteen years. Her work has appeared in Prevention and Men's Health.

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