Anatomy and Physiology the Easy Way

ISBN-10: 0764119796
ISBN-13: 9780764119798
Edition: 2nd 2004
List price: $16.99
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Books in the popular Easy Way series present basic subject matter in clear language. Material is presented in a way that makes these books ideal as self-teaching guides, but Easy Way titles are also preferred by many teachers as supplements to classroom textbooks. General readers seeking out information often turn to Easy Way titles for general background and orientation when starting out in new career-related fields. All Easy Way books contain both short quizzes and longer tests with answers to help readers gauge their learning progress. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color for quick and easy reference. Here's a good supplementary text for pre-med and other science students. Topics covered include cells, bones and joints, the skeletal system, the nervous system, muscle physiology, the cardiovascular system, and much more. Explanatory chapters are supplemented with hundreds of practice-and-review questions and answers.

Preface
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Levels of Structure
Characteristics of the Living Body
Directional Terms
Review Questions
The Chemical Basis of Anatomy and Physiology
Chemical Principles
Organic Compounds
Review Questions
Cells and Cell Physiology
Cell Structure
Cells and Energy
Mitosis and Cell Reproduction
Protein Synthesis
Review Questions
Tissues
Epithelial Tissue
Connective Tissue
Muscle and Nerve Tissues
Review Questions
The Integumentary System
The Skin
Derivatives of the Skin
Review Questions
Bones and Joints
Bone
Joints (Articulations)
Review Questions
The Skeletal System
The Axial Skeleton
The Appendicular Skeleton
Review Questions
Muscle Physiology
Skeletal Muscle
Chemistry of Muscle Contraction
Smooth and Cardial Muscle Function
Review Questions
The Muscles
Muscles of the Body Extremities
Muscles of the Head and Body Trunk
Review Questions
The Nervous System: Basic Structure and Function
Basic Organization
Nerve Physiology
Review Questions
The Nervous System: Organization
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
Review Questions
The Special Senses
The Eye
The Ear
Other Senses
Review Questions
The Endocrine System
Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Gland
Parathyroid Glands
Pancreas
Adrenal Glands
Other Endocrine Glands
Review Questions
The Blood
Plasma
Red Blood Cells
White Blood Cells
Platelets
Review Questions
The Cardiovascular System
The Heart
The Blood Vessels
Review Questions
The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
The Lymphatic System
The Thymus
The Spleen
The Immune System
The Immune Process
Review Questions
The Respiratory System
Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Physiology of Respiration
Review Questions
The Digestive System
The Gastrointestinal Tract
The Accessory Organs
Review Questions
Metabolism and Nutrition
Adenosine Triphosphate
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Fat and Protein Metabolism
Other Aspects of Metabolism
Review Questions
The Urinary System
The Kidneys
Accessory Structures
Other Excretory Organs
Review Questions
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid/Base Balance
Body Fluids
Electrolyte Balance
Acid/Base Balance
Review Questions
The Male Reproductive System
The Testes
Accessory Ducts and Organs
Male Hormones
Review Questions
The Female Reproductive System
The Ovaries and Accessory Organs
Female Reproductive Physiology
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Review Questions
Glossary
Index

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