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Introduction to the Human Body

ISBN-10: 0470598921
ISBN-13: 9780470598924
Edition: 9th 2012
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List price: $199.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

The 9th edition of Tortora's Introduction to the Human Body 8e provides basic content, focused design, and relevant connections about the essentials of anatomy and physiology.  All chapters are focused on the essential structure and functions of the human body needed for a basic understanding of homeostasis.  The concise narrative is paired with outstanding illustrations, many newly revised for this edition, that help keep readers fully engaged with the topic at hand.  Dynamic animations of key physiological processes as well as interactive anatomy reviews are fully integrated when the content is introduced in WileyPLUS.The new edition also features fully updated Clinical Connections that provide relevance to help understand what happens when homeostasis is disrupted, and providing insights into the content and knowledge to come in their allied health curriculum. The popular feature - Focus on Wellness - is completely updated with new content and topics.  A pedagogical design is reflected in both printed text and WileyPLUS and clear learning objectives along with checkpoint questions for practice and review bookend each focused section of content within a chapter. 

Organization Of The Human Body
Anatomy and Physiology Defined
Levels of Organization and Body Systems
Life Processes
Homeostasis: Maintaining Limits
Aging and Homeostasis
Anatomical Terms
Body Cavities
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Chemistry
Chemical Compounds and Life Processes
Cells
A Generalized View of the Cell
The Plasma Membrane
Transport Across the Plasma Membrane
Cytoplasm
Nucleus
Gene Action: Protein Synthesis
Somatic Cell Division
Cellular Diversity
Aging and Cells
Tissues
Types of Tissues
Epithelial Tissue
Connective Tissue
Membranes
Muscular Tissue
Nervous Tissue
Tissue Repair: Restoring Homeostasis
Aging and Tissues
The Integumentary System
Skin
Accessory Structures of the Skin
Functions of the Skin
Aging and the Integumentary System
The Skeletal System
Functions of Bone and the Skeletal System
Types of Bones
Structure of Bone
Bone Formation
Exercise and Bone Tissue
Divisions of the Skeletal System
Skull and Hyoid Bone
Vertebral Column
Thorax
Pectoral (Shoulder) Girdle
Upper Limb
Pelvic (Hip) Girdle
Lower Limb
Comparison of Female and Male Skeletons
Aging and the Skeletal System
Joints
Classification of Joints
Fibrous Joints
Cartilaginous Joints
Synovial Joints
Types of Movements at Synovial Joints
Types of Synovial Joints
Aging and Joints
The Muscular System
Overview of Muscular Tissue
Skeletal Muscle Tissue
Contraction and Relaxation of Skeletal Muscle
Metabolism of Skeletal Muscle Tissue
Control of Muscle Tension
Exercise and Skeletal Muscle Tissue
Cardiac Muscle Tissue
Smooth Muscle Tissue
Aging and Muscular Tissue
How Skeletal Muscles Produce Movement
Principal Skeletal Muscles
Nervous Tissue
Overview of the Nervous System
Histology of Nervous Tissue
Action Potentials
Synaptic Transmission
Central Nervous System, Spinal Nerves, And Cranial Nerves
Spinal Cord Structure
Spinal Nerves
Spinal Cord Functions
Brain
Cranial Nerves
Aging and the Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System
Comparison of Somatic and Autonomic Nervous Systems
Structure of the Autonomic Nervous System
Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System
Somatic Senses And Special Senses
Overview of Sensations
Somatic Senses
Special Senses
Olfaction: Sense of Smell
Gustation: Sense of Taste
Vision
Hearing and Equilibrium
The Endocrine System
Introduction
Hormone Action
Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Gland
Parathyroid Glands
Pancreatic Islets
Adrenal Glands
Ovaries and Testes
Pineal Gland
Other Hormones
The Stress Response
Aging and the Endocrine System
The Cardiovascular System: Blood
Functions of Blood
Components of Whole Blood
Hemostasis
Blood Groups and Blood Types
The Cardiovascular System: Heart
Structure and Organization of the Heart
Blood Flow and Blood Supply of the Heart
Conduction System of the Heart
Electrocardiogram
The Cardiac Cycle
Cardiac Output
Exercise and the Heart
The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels And Circulation
Blood Vessel Structure and Function
Blood Flow Through Blood Vessels
Circulatory Routes
Checking Circulation
Aging and the Cardiovascular System
The Lymphatic System And Immunity
Lymphatic System
Innate Immunity
Adaptive Immunity
Aging and the Immune System
The Respiratory System
Organs of the Respiratory System
Pulmonary Ventilation
Exchange of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
Transport of Respiratory Gases
Control of Respiration
Exercise and the Respiratory System
Aging and the Respiratory System
The Digestive System
Overview of the Digestive System
Layers of the GI Tract and the Omentum
Mouth
Pharynx and Esophagus
Stomach
Pancreas
Liver and Gallbladder
Small Intestine
Large Intestine
Phases of Digestion
Aging and the Digestive System
Nutrition And Metabolism
Nutrients
Metabolism
Metabolism and Body Heat
The Urinary System
Overview of the Urinary System
Structure of the Kidneys
Functions of the Nephron
Transportation, Storage, and Elimination of Urine
Aging and the Urinary System
Fluid, Electrolyte, And Acid-Base Balance
Fluid Compartments and Fluid Balance
Electrolytes in Body Fluids
Acid-Base Balance
Aging and Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
The Reproductive Systems
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
The Female Reproductive Cycle
Birth Control Methods and Abortion
Aging and the Reproductive Systems
Development And Inheritance
Embryonic Period
Fetal Period
Maternal Changes During Pregnancy
Exercise and Pregnancy
Labor and Delivery
Lactation
Inheritance
Answers
Glossary
Credits
Index

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