Get a complete introduction to A&P with the resources that makes challenging concepts easier to understand! The Human Body in Health & Disease, 6th Edition includes 25 highly visual, student-friendly chapters that cover the most important structures and functions of the human body. With detailed illustrations and the unique Clear View of the Human Body transparencies, A&P doesn't get any clearer!
UNIQUE! Creative design
includes more than 475 full-color photos and illustrations to simplify explanations of difficult material.
UNIQUE! Clear View of the Human Body transparencies embedded within the textbook provide a graphically stunning atlas of the male and female body that can be peeled back layer by layer.
Quick Checkquestions, active learning activities including case studies, study tips, outline summaries, and more provide helpful reviews and self-assessment opportunities.
A straightforward, conversational writing style explains difficult anatomy and physiology principles.
UNIQUE! Special boxes throughout each chapter help reinforce and apply what you've learned with specific guidance in:
Health and Well-being
Research, Issues, and Trends
New to this Edition
NEW! Art, layout, and content updates in each chapter give you the most current visual and textual information possible.
NEW! Terms and pronunciations lists at the beginning of each chapter familiarize you with new terms and the meanings of individual word parts.
NEW! Division of previous Cells and Tissues chapter breaks the material into two chapters (Chapter 3 Cells and Chapter 4 Tissues) to provide a much more digestible serving of the information.
An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body
Chemistry of Life
Organ Systems of the Body
Mechanisms of Disease
The Integumentary System and Body Membranes
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
The Circulation of the Blood
The Lymphatic System and Immunity
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
Nutrition and Metabolism
The Urinary System
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
The Reproductive Systems
Growth and Development
Genetics and Genetic Diseases
Appendix A: Examples of Pathological Conditions
Appendix B: Medical Terminology
Appendix C: Clinical and Laboratory Values
By Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (adjunct), New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO and Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI
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"Each area is well covered and the associated pathologies explained. It's friendly and informative style makes for easy reading and the colour illustrations are well chosen and add value to the text."