Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology

ISBN-10: 0805349405
ISBN-13: 9780805349405
Edition: 6th 2000
Authors: Elaine N. Marieb
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List price: $82.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 558
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Award-winning author Elaine N. Marieb brings her unique understanding of students' needs to Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Sixth Edition. The hallmarks of this popular text, which has introduced countless allied health students to the structure and function of the human body, are a clear and friendly writing style, just the right level of detail, and features that emphasize the relevance of A&P to students' lives and careers. The author uses numerous analogies to clarify concepts, and consistently defines key terms to assist students who may have little or no background in science. The Sixth Edition includes clearer, crisper art to help students better visualize the human body. In addition, a greater career orientation assists students in understanding and remembering information vital to making a successful transition to their professional lives.

Elaine N. Marieb was a college teacher when she went back to school for an R. N. degree and an M. S. in gerontological nursing. She is Professor Emeritus of biology at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts and Visiting Professor at Edison Community College in Fort Myers, Florida. Her book, Human Anatomy and Physiology, is part of the Benjamin/Cummings Series in the Life Sciences.

The Human Body: An Orientation
An Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy
Physiology
Levels of Structural Organization
From Atoms to Organisms
Organ System Overview
Maintaining Life
Necessary Life Functions
Survival Needs
Homeostasis
Homeostatic Control Mechanisms
Homeostatic Imbalance
The Language of Anatomy
Anatomical Positions and Directional Terms
Regional Terms
Body Planes and Sections
Body Cavities
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
Focus on Careers: Dental Hygienist
Basic Chemistry
Concepts of Matter and Energy
Matter
Energy
Composition of Matter
Elements and Atoms
Atomic Structure
Identifying Elements
Molecules and Compounds
Chemical Bonds and Chemical Reactions
Bond Formation
Patterns of Chemical Reactions
Biochemistry: The Chemical Composition of Living Matter
Inorganic Compounds
Organic Compounds
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Medical Imaging: Illuminating the Body
Cells and Tissues
Cells
Overview of the Cellular Basis of Life
Anatomy of a Generalized Cell
The Nucleus
The Plasma Membrane
The Cytoplasm
Cell Physiology
Membrane Transport
Cell Division
Protein Synthesis
Body Tissues
Epithelial Tissue
Special Characteristics of Epithelium
Classification of Epithelium
Connective Tissue
Common Characteristics of Connective Tissue
Types of Connective Tissue
Muscle Tissue
Types of Muscle Tissue
Nervous Tissue
Tissue Repair (Wound Healing)
Developmental Aspects of Cells and Tissues
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look IV Therapy and Cellular "Tonics"
A Closer Look Cancer--The Intimate Enemy
Focus on Careers: Medical Transcriptionist
Skin and Body Membranes
Classification of Body Membranes
Epithelial Membranes
Connective Tissues Membranes
Integumentary System (Skin)
Basic Skin Functions
Structure of the Skin
Skin Color
Appendages of the Skin
Homeostatic Imbalances of Skin
Developmental Aspects of Skin and Body Membranes
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Vampires and Touch-Me-Nots
Systems in Sync
The Skeletal System
Bones: An Overview
Functions of the Bones
Classification of Bones
Structure of a Long Bone
Bone Formation, Growth, and Remodeling
Bone Fractures
Axial Skeleton
Skull
Vertebral Column (Spine)
Bony Thorax
Appendicular Skeleton
Bones of the Shoulder Girdle
Bones of the Upper Limbs
Bones of the Pelvic Girdle
Bones of the Lower Limbs
Joints
Fibrous Joints
Cartilaginous Joints
Synovial Joints
Inflammatory Disorders of Joints
Developmental Aspects of the Skeleton
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Protect Your Back--It's the Only One You've Got!
A Closer Look Surface Anatomy--Exploring Yourself
Systems in Sync
The Muscular System
Overview of Muscle Tissues
Muscle Types
Muscle Functions
Microscopic Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle
Skeletal Muscle Activity
Stimulation and Contraction of Single Skeletal Muscle Cells
Contraction of a Skeletal Muscle as a Whole
Muscle Movements, Types, and Names
Types of Body Movements
Types of Muscles
Naming Skeletal Muscles
Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Muscles
Head Muscles
Truck and Neck Muscles
Muscles of Upper Limb
Muscles of the Lower Limb
Developmental Aspects of the Muscular System
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Athletes Looking Good--Doing Better with Anabolic Steroids?
Focus on Careers: Massage Therapist
Systems in Sync
The Nervous System
Organization of the Nervous System
Structural Classification
Functional Classification
Nervous Tissue: Structure and Function
Supporting Cells
Neurons
Central Nervous System
Functional Anatomy of the Brain
Protection of the Central Nervous System
Brain Dysfunctions
Spinal Cord
Peripheral Nervous System
Structure of a Nerve
Cranial Nerves
Spinal Nerves and Nerve Plexuses
Autonomic Nervous System
Developmental Aspects of the Nervous System
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Pleasure Me! Pleasure Me!
A Closer Look Tracking Down CNS Problems
Systems in Sync
Special Senses
The Eye and Vision
Anatomy of the Eye
Pathway of Light through the Eye and Light Refraction
Visual Fields and Visual Pathways to the Brain
Eye Reflexes
The Ear: Hearing and Balance
Anatomy of the Ear
Mechanism of Hearing
Mechanisms of Equilibrium
Hearing and Equilibrium Deficits
Chemical Senses: Taste and Smell
Olfactory Receptors and the Sense of Smell
Taste Buds and the Sense of Taste
Developmental Aspects of the Special Senses
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Visual Pigments--The Actual Photoreceptors
A Closer Look If I Can't See Things Far Away, Am I Nearsighted or Farsighted?
The Endocrine System
The Endocrine System and Hormone Function--An Overview
The Chemistry of Hormones
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Control of Hormone Release
The Major Endocrine Organs
Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Gland
Parathyroid Glands
Adrenal Glands
Pancreatic Islets
Pineal Gland
Thymus
Gonads
Other Hormone-Producing Tissues and Organs
Placenta
Developmental Aspects of the Endocrine System
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Sunlight and the Clock Within
Systems in Sync
Blood
Composition and Functions of Blood
Components
Physical Characteristics, and Volume
Plasma
Formed Elements
Hematopoiesis (Blood Cell Formation)
Hemostasis
Disorders of Hemostasis
Blood Groups and Transfusions
Human Blood Groups
Blood Typing
Developmental Aspects of Blood
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Concocting Blood: Artificial Blood Substitutes
Focus on Careers: Phlebotomy Technician
The Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular System: The Heart
Anatomy of the Heart
Physiology of the Heart
Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels
Microscopic Anatomy of Blood Vessels
Gross Anatomy of Blood Vessels
Physiology of Circulation
Developmental Aspects of the Cardiovascular System
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Atherosclerosis? Get Out the Cardiovascular Drano!
A Closer Look Electrocardiography: (Don't) Be Still My Heart
Focus on Careers: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Systems in Sync
The Lymphatic System and Body Defenses
Lymphatic System
Lymphatic Vessels
Lymph Nodes
Other Lymphoid Organs
Body Defenses
Nonspecific Body Defenses
Surface Membrane Barriers
Cells and Chemicals
Specific Body Defenses: The Immune System
Antigens
Cells of the Immune System: An Overview
Humoral (Antibody-Mediated) Immune Response
Cellular (Cell-Mediated) Immune Response
Organ Transplants and Rejection
Disorders of Immunity
Developmental Aspects of the Lymphatic System and Body Defenses
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look AIDS: The Plague of the Twentieth Century
Systems in Sync
The Respiratory System
Functional Anatomy of the Respiratory System
The Nose
Pharynx
Larynx
Trachea
Primary Bronchi
Lungs
Respiratory Physiology
Mechanics of Breathing
Respiratory Volumes and Capacities
Respiratory Sounds
External Respiration, Gas Transport, and Internal Respiration
Control of Respiration
Respiratory Disorders
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Lung Cancer
Developmental Aspects of the Respiratory System
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Dangerous Raptures of the Deep
Focus on Careers: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Systems in Sync
The Digestive System and Body Metabolism
Anatomy of the Digestive System
Organs of the Alimentary Canal
Accessory Digestive Organs
Functions of the Digestive System
Overview of the Gastrointestinal Processes and Controls
Activities Occurring in the Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus
Activities of the Stomach
Activities of the Small Intestine
Activities of the Large Intestine
Nutrition and Metabolism
Nutrition
Metabolism
Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein Metabolism in Body Cells
The Central Role of the Liver in Metabolism
Body Energy Balance
Developmental Aspects of the Digestive System and Metabolism
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Peptic Ulcers: "Something Is Eating at Me"
A Closer Look Obesity: Magical Solution Wanted
Systems in Sync
The Urinary System
Kidneys
Location and Structure
Nephrons and Urine Formation
Control of Blood Composition by the Kidneys
Characteristics of Urine
Ureters, Urinary Bladder, and Urethra
Ureters
Urinary Bladder
Urethra
Micturition
Developmental Aspects of the Urinary System
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Renal Failure and the Artificial Kidney
Systems in Sync
The Reproductive System
Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System
Testes
Duct System
Accessory Glands and Semen
External Genitalia
Male Reproductive Functions
Spermatogenesis
Testosterone Production
Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
Ovaries
Duct System
External Genitalia
Female Reproductive Functions and Cycles
Oogenesis and the Ovarian Cycle
Menstrual Cycle
Hormone Production by the Ovaries
Mammary Glands
Survey of Pregnancy and Embryonic Development
Accomplishing Fertilization
Events of Embryonic and Fetal Development
Effects of Pregnancy on the Mother
Childbirth
Developmental Aspects of the Reproductive System
Summary
Review Questions
At the Clinic
A Closer Look Contraception: To Be or Not To Be
Focus on Careers: Doula
Systems in Sync
Appendixes
Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Periodic Table
Key Information about Vitamins and Many Essential Minerals
A.D.A.M. Correlations
Photography and Art Credits
Glossary
Index

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