Mader's Understanding Human Anatomy and Physiology

ISBN-10: 0073288861

ISBN-13: 9780073288864

Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Susannah Nelson Longenbaker

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Renowned for her effective learning systems, respected author Sylvia Mader has helped thousands of entry-level students understand and enjoy the principles of human anatomy and physiology. Now, Susannah Longenbaker is building on Dr. Mader's format and engaging writing style while adding her own personal touch to this successful title. The writing is still clear, direct and user-friendly, but is now enriched with new clinical information, terminology and classroom-tested features such as "Focus on Forensics" readings and in-text "Content Check-Up" questions. Drawing on over twenty years of teaching experience, Sue Longenbaker writes for the next generation of students that will learn anatomy and physiology from this classic textbook.
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List price: $121.25
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

About the Authors
Human Organization
Organization of the Body
The Human Body
Anatomical Terms
Body Cavities and Membranes
Organ Systems
Medical Focus: Meningitis and Serositis
Medical Focus: Imaging the Body
Chemistry of Life
Basic Chemistry
Water, Acids, and Bases
Molecules of Life
Medical Focus: Nutrition Labels
Medical Focus: Prions: Malicious Proteins?
Nucleic Acids
Cell Structure and Function
Cellular Organization
Crossing the Plasma Membrane
Medical Focus: Dehydration and Water Intoxication
The Cell Cycle
Focus on Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting
Body Tissues and Membranes
Epithelial Tissue
Connective Tissue
Muscular Tissue
Nervous Tissue
Extracellular Junctions, Glands, and Membranes
Medical Focus: Cancer-The Traitor Inside
What's New: Blocking Blood Supply to Treat Cancer
Support, Movement, and Protection
The Integumentary System
Structure of the Skin
Medical Focus: Decubitus Ulcers
Accessory Structures of the Skin
Disorders of the Skin
Effects of Aging
What's New: Pills for Sun Protection
Medical Focus: Body Art: Buyer Beware!
The Skeletal System
Skeleton: Overview
Medical Focus: Osteoporosis
Axial Skeleton
Appendicular Skeleton
Joints (Articulations)
What's New: Coaxing the Chondrocytes for Knee Repair
Effects of Aging
Focus on Forensics: Skeletal Remains
The Muscular System
Functions and Types of Muscles
Microscopic Anatomy and Contraction of Skeletal Muscle
Medical Focus: To Botox, or Not to Botox?
Muscle Responses
Focus on Forensics: Rigor Mortis
Skeletal Muscles of the Body
Effects of Aging
Medical Focus: Benefits of Exercise
Medical Focus: Muscular Disorders and Neuromuscular Disease
Integration and Coordination
The Nervous System
Nervous System
Medical Focus: Alzheimer Disease
Central Nervous System
What's New: Spinal Cord Injuries-Cause for Hope
Medical Focus: Left and Right Brain
Peripheral Nervous System
Effects of Aging
Medical Focus: Pacemakers for Parkinson Disease
The Sensory System
General Senses
Senses of Taste and Smell
Sense of Vision
Medical Focus: Corrective Lenses
What's New: A Bionic Cure for Macular Degeneration
Focus on Forensics: Retinal Hemorrhage in Shaken Baby Syndrome
Sense of Hearing
Sense of Equilibrium
Medical Focus: Hearing Damage and Deafness
Effects of Aging
The Endocrine System
Endocrine Glands
Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Adrenal Glands
What's New: Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplants
Other Endocrine Glands
Medical Focus: Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids
Chemical Signals
Effects of Aging
Medical Focus: Glucocorticoid Therapy
Maintenance of the Body
The Composition and Functions of Blood
The Blood Cells
Medical Focus: Avoiding Transfusion, Autotransfusion, and Blood Substitutes
Platelets and Hemostasis
Medical Focus: Abnormal Red and White Blood Cell Counts
Capillary Exchange
What's New: Zeolite for Hemostasis
Blood Typing and Transfusions
Effects of Aging
Focus on Forensics: Blood at the Crime Scene
The Cardiovascular System
Anatomy of the Heart
Physiology of the Heart
Medical Focus: Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, and Coronary Artery Disease
Medical Focus: The Electrocardiogram
Anatomy of Blood Vessels
Physiology of Circulation
Circulatory Routes
What's New: Aneurysm Sensors
Medical Focus: Stroke: Beware of Brain Attack!
Medical Focus: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
Effects of Aging
The Lymphatic System and Body Defenses
Lymphatic System
Medical Focus: Bone Marrow Transplants
Organs, Tissues, and Cells of the Immune System
Medical Focus: The Lymphatic System and Illnesses
Nonspecific and Specific Defenses
Medical Focus: AIDS Epidemic
Medical Focus: Immunization: The Great Protector
Induced Immunity
What's New: Avian Flu-Potential Pandemic?
Effects of Aging
The Respiratory System
The Respiratory System
Mechanism of Breathing
Medical Focus: Emphysema: Medical and Surgical Treatment
Gas Exchange and Transport
Medical Focus: Respiratory and Nonrespiratory Patterns
Respiration and Health
Medical Focus: The Most-Often-Asked Questions About Tobacco and Health
Effects of Aging
The Digestive System
Anatomy of the Digestive System
Medical Focus: Human Teeth
What's New: Swallowing a Camera?
Medical Focus: Constipation
Accessory Organs of Digestion
Chemical Digestion
Effects of Aging
Medical Focus: Antioxidants
Medical Focus: Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
The Urinary System and Excretion
Urinary System
Anatomy of the Kidney and Excretion
Regulatory Functions of the Kidneys
Problems with Kidney Function
Focus on Forensics: Urinalysis
Effects of Aging
Medical Focus: Prostate Enlargement and Cancer
Reproduction and Development
The Reproductive System
Human Life Cycle
Male Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
Medical Focus: Ovarian Cancer
A Control of Reproduction and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Medical Focus: Shower Check for Cancer
What's New: Endocrine-Disrupting Contaminants
Medical Focus: Preventing Transmission of STDs
Effects of Aging
Focus on Forensics: Rape
Human Development and Birth
What's New: Therapeutic Cloning
Medical Focus: Premature Babies
Medical Focus: Preventing Birth Defects
Human Genetics
Chromosomal Inheritance
Medical Focus: Living with Klinefelter Syndrome
Genetic Inheritance
Medical Focus: Preimplantation Genetic Studies
DNA Technology
What's New: Chimeras
Reference Figures: The Human Organism
Understanding Medical Terminology
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