Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 8th Edition by Valerie C. Scanlon, ISBN-13: 978-0803669376


Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 8th Edition by Valerie C. Scanlon, ISBN-13: 978-0803669376

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  • Publisher: ‎ F.A. Davis Company; Eighth edition (October 15, 2018)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 624 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0803669372
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0803669376

Leading the way for nearly 25 years with unsurpassed clarity, content, and completeness. Make anatomy and physiology fun and easy to study. Through 8 editions, this best-selling text has led the way with exactly what you need to build a firm foundation in this must-know subject. A student-friendly writing style, superb art program, a wealth of learning opportunities in every chapter, and online activities instill confidence every step of the way. It’s the perfect introduction to the world of anatomy. The 8th Edition delivers even more of what nursing and allied health students in a variety of disciplines need to meet the challenges of health care today. And, it’s ready-made for multiple learning styles. Beyond the text!

This is your textbook for your course in human anatomy and physiology, a subject that is both fascinating and rewarding. That you are taking such a course says something about you. You may simply be curious as to how the human body functions or you may have a personal goal of making a contribution in one of the health-care professions. Whatever your reason, this textbook will help you to be successful in your anatomy and physiology course.

The material is presented simply and concisely yet with accuracy and precision. The writing style is informal yet clear and specific; it is intended to promote your comprehension and understanding.

Table of Contents:

1 Organization and General Plan of the Body 2 Some Basic Chemistry 3 Cells 4 Tissues and Membranes 5 The Integumentary System 6 The Skeletal System 7 The Muscular System 8 The Nervous System 9 The Senses 10 The Endocrine System 11 Blood 12 The Heart 13 The Vascular System 14 The Lymphatic System and Immunity 15 The Respiratory System 16 The Digestive System 17 Body Temperature and Metabolism 18 The Urinary System 19 Fluid-Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance 20 The Reproductive Systems 21 Human Development and Genetics 22 An Introduction to Microbiology and Human Disease Appendices A. Units of Measure B. Abbreviations C. Normal Values for Some Commonly Used Blood Tests D. Normal Values for Some Commonly Used Urine Tests E. Eponymous Terms F. Prefixes, Combining Word Roots, and Suffixes Used in Medical Terminology G. Answers to Illustration Questions H. Answers to Takeaways Questions Glossary Index

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