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. 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.
Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies combines anatomical terminology and function so you'll learn not only names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Whether you're a student, an aspiring medical, healthcare or fitness professional, or just someone who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way to get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology.Understand the meaning 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 insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health
Written in plain English and packed with beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.
Includes thorough reviews of all major body systems, with an emphasis on system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology.Designed as a companion to the 13th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, highlighting essential key concepts and featuring direct page references to specific questions.Provides essential information needed to prepare for the physiology portion of the USMLE Step 1.
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Human Anatomy & Physiology has launched the careers of more than three million healthcare professionals. With the newly revised Tenth Edition, Marieb and Hoehnintroduce a clear pathway through A&P that helps students and instructors focus on key concepts and make meaningful connections. Each chapter opens with a visual “Chapter Roadmap” that guides students through the material and shows how concepts are related within and across chapters. The new modular organization makes key concepts more readily apparent and understandable to students, and new videos help students see why the content matters in their course as well as their future careers. As students master important concepts and follow a clear path through chapter content, the expanded suite of learning tools in the book and in MasteringA&P ensure they don’t get lost along the way.
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An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
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Revered for its thorough, clearly written exercises and explanations, Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual has provided millions of future healthcare professionals with a complete hands-on laboratory and learning experience. The fully revised Twelfth Edition provides a more active, workbook-style approach that incorporates visual summaries, streamlines information, and engages students with hands-on drawing and review activities. New features include assignable Pre-lab Videos that introduce students to the lab and related equipment, and “Why this Matters,” which shows the relevance of lab activities to real-life and clinical examples. This edition is fully integrated with MasteringA&P, offering assignable visual media and activities that promote active learning and engage students.
For the first time, the lab manual is publishing alongside Marieb/Hoehn’s best-selling Human Anatomy & Physiology . Designed to meet the needs of the 2-semester A&P laboratory course, the manual can be used with any A&P textbook and is available in a customized edition, as well as in three conventional versions: Main (Eleventh Edition), Cat (Twelfth Edition), and Fetal Pig (Twelfth Edition).
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Visual Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology combines a visual approach with a modular organization¿to deliver an easy-to-use and time-efficient book that uniquely meets the needs of today’s students—without sacrificing the coverage of A&P topics required for careers in nursing and other allied health professions. This book is geared toward students enrolled in a one–semester A&P course.
This package contains:Visual Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
Salient FeaturesSystemize presentation of text in Question-Answer format helps in revision and self-assessment before examination Extensively revised, updated, and strengthened to keep up with the latest changes in the standard books of physiology Thoroughly revised topics like blood; nerve and muscle; cardiovascular system; and central nervous system Large number of diagrams, tables and flowcharts to facilitate quick learning and greater retention of knowledge
Anatomy and Chemistry Basics
The Integumentary System
Bones and Skeletal Tissues
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Nervous System
The Sensory System
The Endocrine System
The Cardiovascular System
The Lymphatic System
The Immune System and Other Body Defenses
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
The Urinary System
The Reproductive System
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How do people survive extremes of heat, cold, depth, speed and altitude? This book explores the limits of human survival and the physiological adaptations which enable us to exist under extreme conditions. In man’s battle for survival in the harshest of environments, the knowledge imparted by physiology, the ‘logic of life’, is crucial. What causes mountain sickness? Why is it possible to reach the top of Everest without supplementary oxygen, yet be killed if a plane depressurises suddenly at the same altitude. Why are astronauts unable to stand without fainting when they return to Earth? Why do human divers get the bends but sperm whales don’t? Will men always be able to run faster than women? Why don’t penguins get frostbite?
You may also be interested in:Netter’s Physiology Flash Cards: ISBN 978-0-323-35954-2, the companion flash cards to this book.Beautifully clear drawings and diagrams from the Netter collection illustrate key concepts and further your visual understanding of the subject.Self-assessment review questions at the end of each chapter serve to expedite study.A brand-new chapter on blood provides increased coverage of immunology.Additional "light bulb" boxes highlight interesting memorable details or examples providing enhanced context. A greater number of clinical correlations integrate pathophysiology into the content.
Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
An Integrated Science Needs an Integrated Approach
Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach broke ground with its thorough coverage of molecular physiology seamlessly integrated into a traditional homeostasis-based systems approach. The newly revised Seventh Edition includes new Phys in Action! Video Tutors that are accessible from the text and a wide range of engaging activities in MasteringA&P that are designed to bring the textbook to life, including new Interactive Physiology 2.0 Coaching Activities, Phys in Action! Coaching Activities, and Dynamic Study Modules.
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Stunning Visuals and Accessible Tutorials Engage Students in the A&P Lab
The Wood, Laboratory Manual for Anatomy & Physiology featuring Martini Art, Sixth Edition is a valuable resource for engaging students in the lab, introducing them to applications, and preparing them for their future careers. The Sixth Edition teaches effective drawing techniques to promote critical thinking and ensure lasting comprehension. This comprehensive lab manual features more than 100 new photos that walk students through core lab processes, lab equipment, and animal organ dissections, as well as art that is adapted from Ric Martini’s Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Tenth Edition. It is available in three formats: Main, Cat, and Pig Versions. The Cat and Pig manuals are identical to the Main Version, with nine additional cat or pig dissection exercises.
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The seventh edition of this classic atlas makes mastering large amounts of complex information much easier. It provides a thorough review of everything medical students need to know to pass their pre-clinical physiology exams. Section topics include the nerves and muscles, blood, respiration, the cardiovascular system, digestion, and reproduction. This revised and expanded edition also features entirely new material on ageing, obesity, the urinary bladder, and cell physiology of the skeletal muscles.
The many user-friendly features of this book include:Almost 200 outstanding full-color illustrations and 10 new color platesSide-by-side images with callouts Visual highlighting of clinically relevant and pathophysiologic information with clinical key words on every page
In a compact, user-friendly format, Color Atlas of Physiology, Seventh Edition , is an invaluable and ideal study guide and reference for medical students preparing for their physiology examinations.
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Principles of Human Physiology, Sixth Edition uses a precise and clear-cut writing style to offer lasting comprehension for Human Physiology students, extending to real-life application in the field. The Sixth Edition provides essential digital resources to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The exceptional art program is consistent, scientifically accurate, and visually appealing. Stanfield’s renowned flexible pedagogy allows instructors to choose what is essential to students when mapping out their course.
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Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.
As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick.
Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.
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Principles of Neural Science, 5e describes our current understanding of how the nerves, brain, and mind function. From molecules to anatomic structures and systems to cognitive function, this comprehensive reference covers all aspects of neuroscience. Widely regarded as the field’s cornerstone reference, the fifth edition is highlighted by more than 900 full-color illustrations. The fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect the tremendous amount of new research and development in neuroscience in the last decade. Lead author Eric Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000.
Written in a clear, concise, logical style, this trusted text reviews the fundamental principles of the structure, function and pathologies of the human kidney that are essential for an understanding of clinical medicine. Combining the latest research with a fully integrated teaching approach, the eighth edition of Vander's Renal Physiology features revised sections that explain how the kidneys affect other body systems and how they in turn are affected by these systems. Each chapter is filled with the tools you need to truly learn key concepts rather than merely memorize facts.
Features:Begins with the basics and works up to advanced principles Focuses on the logic of renal processes Includes the most current research on the molecular and genetic principles underlying renal physiology Explains the relationship between blood pressure and renal function Presents the normal functions of the kidney with clinical correlations to disease states Includes study questions with an answer key at the end of each chapter Features learning aids such as flow charts, diagrams, key concept clinical examples, boxed statements to emphasize major points, learning objectives, and review questions with answers and explanations
This concise guide breaks this often complex subject down into its core components, dealing with structures of the body from the cellular level to composite systems. New to this edition are three chapters on cell signalling, thermoregulation, and altitude and aerospace physiology, as well as a glossary of terms to aid medical, dental, health science and biomedical students at all levels of their training.
Featuring clear, full-colour illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, Physiology at a Glance is ideal as both a revision guide and as a resource to assist basic understanding of key concepts.
Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology, Eighth Edition, is your concise, one-stop guide to all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and in the many physiologically challenging situations and environments into which humans take themselves – with coverage from basic science to clinical applications.
This most comprehensive single volume on respiratory physiology will be invaluable to those in training or preparing for examinations in anaesthesia, intensive care, respiratory medicine or thoracic surgery – as well as an essential quick reference for the range of practitioners requiring ready access to current knowledge in this field.
Now fully revised and updated, this eighth edition includes a new full-colour format to improve clarity and understanding – and it also comes with access to the complete, downloadable eBook version for the first time. This incorporates bonus chapters, handy topic summaries and new, interactive, self-assessment material. The result is a more flexible, engaging and complete resource than ever before.
Enhancements to this edition include:New full colour format - enhances the 250+ diagrams and allows a much clearer portrayal of physiological concepts New figures reflect modern functional imaging techniques - which are now able to generate detailed pictures of lung ventilation and perfusion in humans A new section on the aims, effects and physiological basis of respiratory physiotherapy - to help both physiotherapists and doctors better understand this common intervention for treating patients’ respiratory disease Additional information on the significant impact of obesity on respiratory physiology in both health and disease New sections on comparative respiratory physiology and respiratory physiology in veterinary practice - understanding respiration in less complex animals and the place of human respiration within the animal kingdom will be of interest to students/practitioners in biology, zoology or veterinary medicine, as well as enlightening in other contexts Bonus eBook access – (printed book) includes access to the complete, fully searchable electronic text, via Expert Consult – incoporating extra chapters, handy chapter summaries and new self-assessment material to aid exam preparation
Key features include:The three-part structure of pure physiology (basic principles), applied physiology and physiology of respiratory disease is retained Use of clear, simple diagrams to illustrate the material. Duplication of US and rest-of-the-world units References to recent research material to allow readers to explore topics in more depth
For courses in 1- and 2-semester Anatomy & Physiology
Simplify your Study of Anatomy & Physiology.
Combining a wide range and variety of engaging coloring activities, exercises, and self-assessments into an all-in-one Study Guide, the Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Workbook helps you simplify your study of A&P. Featuring contributions from new co-author Simone Brito, the 12th edition of this best-selling guide continues to reinforce the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology through a variety of unique, interactive activities. You now benefit from new crossword puzzles in each chapter, along with dozens of strengthened and expanded exercises, illustrations, and over 100 coloring exercises. Additional self-assessments, “At The Clinic” short answer questions, and unique “Incredible Journey” visualization exercises, further reinforce basic concepts that are relevant to health care careers.
Muscle plasticity Membranes and Metabolism Oxygen Sensing Endocrine Disruption Pain Perception Cardiac Regeneration Neuronal Regeneration
Two decades after the publication of the first edition, this book remains the only published single-volume work on fish physiology. Each chapter contains an extensive bibliography, providing readers with the best sources from the primary literature. The fourth edition provides an important reference for aquatic biologists, ichthyologists, fisheries scientists, and comparative physiologists.