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Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology


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Chapter 1 The Study of Anatomy and Physiology

1.1 Anatomy-The Structural Basis of Human Function 1.2 Physiology-The Functional Relevance of Human Structure 1.3 The Human Body Plan 1.4 The Language of Medicine

Chapter 2 Life, Matter, and Energy

2.1 Atoms, Ions, and Molecules 2.2 Water, Mixtures, and pH 2.3 Organic Compounds 2.4 Energy and Chemical Reactions

Chapter 3 Cytology-The Cellular Level of Organization

3.1 The General Structure of Cells 3.2 The Cell Surface 3.3 The Cell Interior 3.4 The Life Cycle of Cells

Chapter 4 Histology-The Tissue Level of Organization

4.1 The Study of Tissues 4.2 Epithelial Tissue 4.3 Connective Tissue 4.4 Nervous and Muscular Tissues-The Excitable Tissues 4.5 Glands and Membranes 4.6 Tissue Growth, Development, Repair, and Death

Chapter 5 The Integumentary System

5.1 The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue 5.2 Accessory Organs

Chapter 6 The Skeletal System

6.1 Skeletal Structure and Function 6.2 Bone Development and Metabolism 6.3 The Axial Skeleton 6.4 The Appendicular Skeleton 6.5 Joints

Chapter 7 The Muscular System

7.1 Muscular Tissues and Cells 7.2 Physiology of Skeletal Muscle 7.3 Cardiac and Smooth Muscle 7.4 Anatomy of the Muscular System

Chapter 8 The Nervous System I-Nerve Cells, the Spinal Cord, and Reflexes

8.1 Cells and Tissues of the Nervous System 8.2 The Physiology of Neurons 8.3 The Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and Reflexes

Chapter 9 The Nervous System II-The Brain, Cranial Nerves, and Autonomic Nervous System

9.1Overview of the Brain 9.2Principal Divisions of the Brain 9.3Multiregional Brain Functions 9.4The Cranial Nerves 9.5The Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 10 The Sense Organs

10.1Receptors and Sensations 10.2The General Senses 10.3The Chemical Senses-Taste and Smell 10.4The Ear-Hearing and Equilibrium 10.5The Eye and Vision

Chapter 11 The Endocrine System

11.1Overview of the Endocrine System 11.2Endocrine Physiology 11.3The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland 11.4Other Endocrine Glands and Tissues 11.5Stress Physiology

Chapter 12 The Circulatory System I-Blood

12.1Introduction 12.2Erythrocytes 12.3Leukocytes 12.4Platelets

Chapter 13 The Circulatory System II-Heart and Blood Vessels

13.1Overview of the Cardiovascular System 13.2Gross Anatomy of the Heart 13.3Physiology of the Heart 13.4General Anatomy of Blood Vessels 13.5Physiology of Circulation 13.6Circulatory Routes and Blood Vessels

Chapter 14 The Lymphatic System and Immunity

14.1The Lymphatic System 14.2Nonspecific Resistance 14.3Features of Adaptive Immunity 14.4Cellular and Humoral Immunity

Chapter 15 The Respiratory System

15.1Functions and Anatomy of the Respiratory System 15.2Pulmonary Ventilation 15.3Gas Exchange and Transport

Chapter 16 The Urinary System

16.1Functions of the Urinary System 16.2Anatomy of the Kidney 16.3Glomerular Filtration 16.4Tubular Resorption and Secretion 16.5Water Conservation 16.6Urine Storage and Elimination 16.7Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

Chapter 17 The Digestive System

17.1Overview of the Digestive System 17.2The Mouth through Esophagus 17.3The Stomach 17.4The Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas 17.5The Small Intestine 17.6Chemical Digestion and Absorption 17.7The Large Intestine

Chapter 18 Nutrition and Metabolism

18.1Nutrition 18.2Carbohydrate Metabolism 18.3Lipid and Protein Metabolism 18.4Metabolic States and Metabolic Rate 18.5Energy Balance and Appetite Regulation 18.6Body Heat and Thermoregulation

Chapter 19 The Reproductive System

19.1Essentials of Sexual Reproduction 19.2The Male Reproductive System 19.3The Female Reproductive System 19.4The Production and Union of Sex Cells 19.5Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Lactation

Chapter 20 Human Development and Aging

20.1Fertilization and Preembryonic Development 20.2The Embryonic and Fetal Stages 20.3The Neonate 20.4Aging, Senescence, and Death

Appendix A: Answer Key Appendix B: Health Science Careers Appendix C: Symbols, Weights, and Measures Appendix D: Biomedical Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Glossary

About the Author

Kenneth S. Saladin is Professor of Biology at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he has taught since 1977. Ken teaches human anatomy and physiology, introductory medical physiology, histology, animal behavior, and natural history of the Galapagos Islands. He has also previously taught introductory biology, general zoology, sociobiology, parasitology, and biomedical etymology. Ken is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, American Association of Anatomists, American Physiological Society, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of the best-selling textbooks Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function and Human Anatomy. Ken and his wife Diane have two adult children. Robin McFarland has taught anatomy and physiology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA since 1998. She earned a Ph.D. in physical (biological) anthropology from the University of Washington, where she studied the relationship between body fat and reproduction in primates. Robin collaborates on studies of ape anatomy with Adrienne Zihlman at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Robin is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, American Association of Anatomists, and American Association of Physical Anthropologists. She was also contributing author to Human Anatomy, second edition, by Ken Saladin. She and her husband Jeff have two children, Reid and Madeleine. Robin enjoys hiking and climbing mountains with her family.

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