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Essentials of human anatomy & physiology

Author: Elaine Nicpon Marieb
Publisher: Redwood City, Calif. : Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co., Inc., ©1994.
Series: Benjamin/Cummings series in human anatomy and physiology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Designed to introduce students in the allied health fields to the structure and function of the human body. There are updated and current sections on immunology and clinical advances.
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Title: Essentials of human anatomy & physiology /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Nicpon Marieb
ISBN: 0805341706; 9780805341706; 0805341773; 9780805341775
Notes: Includes index.
Content: pt. 1. The human body, an orientation: Homeostasis -- The language of anatomy -- pt. 2. Basic chemistry: Composition of matter -- Chemical bonds and chemical reactions -- Biochemistry, the chemical composition of living matter -- Medical imaging; illuminating the body -- pt. 3. Cells and tissues: Cell physiology -- Epithelial tissue -- Connective tissue -- Wound healing -- pt. 4. Skin and body membranes: Integumentary system (skin) -- Skin color -- Vampires (porphyria) and touch-me-nots -- pt. 5. The skeletal system: Bones, an overview -- Developmental aspects of the skeleton -- Surface anatomy; exploring yourself -- pt. 6. The muscular system: Muscle types -- Athletes looking good, doing better with anabolic steroids? -- pt. 7. The nervous system: Central nervous system -- Brain dysfunctions -- Spinal cord -- Pleasure center -- pt. 8. Special senses: The eye and vision -- The ear; hearing and balance -- Chemical senses; smell and taste -- Visual pigments, the actual photoreceptors -- Nearsighted and farsighted -- pt. 9. Endocrine system: The major endocrine organs -- Hormones -- Sunlight and the clock within -- pt. 10. Blood: Blood groups and transfusions -- Artificial blood substitutes -- pt. 11. The circulatory system: Cardiovascular system; the heart -- Cardiovascular system; blood vessels -- Lymphatic system -- Atherosclerosis; get out the cardiovascular drano -- pt. 12. Body defenses: The immune system -- AIDS the plague of the twentieth century -- Mind over malady -- pt. 13. The respiratory system: Respiratory disorders -- Lung cancer -- The tragedy of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) -- pt. 14. The digestive system and body metabolism: Nutrition and metabolism -- Peptic ulcers -- pt. 15. The urinary system: Kidneys -- Renal failure and the artificial kidney -- pt. 16. The reproductive system: Organs of the male reproductive system -- Organs of the female reproductive system -- Oogenesis and the ovarian cycle -- Menstrual cycle -- Mammary glands -- Effects of pregnancy on the mother -- Childbirth -- Contraception -- Appendices: A. Word roots, prefixes, and suffixes -- B. Periodic table of the elements -- C. Key information about vitamins and minerals -- Glossary.
Description: xvi, 494 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The human body, an orientation: Homeostasis -- The language of anatomy -- pt. 2. Basic chemistry: Composition of matter -- Chemical bonds and chemical reactions -- Biochemistry, the chemical composition of living matter -- Medical imaging; illuminating the body -- pt. 3. Cells and tissues: Cell physiology -- Epithelial tissue -- Connective tissue -- Wound healing -- pt. 4. Skin and body membranes: Integumentary system (skin) -- Skin color -- Vampires (porphyria) and touch-me-nots -- pt. 5. The skeletal system: Bones, an overview -- Developmental aspects of the skeleton -- Surface anatomy; exploring yourself -- pt. 6. The muscular system: Muscle types -- Athletes looking good, doing better with anabolic steroids? -- pt. 7. The nervous system: Central nervous system -- Brain dysfunctions -- Spinal cord -- Pleasure center -- pt. 8. Special senses: The eye and vision -- The ear; hearing and balance -- Chemical senses; smell and taste -- Visual pigments, the actual photoreceptors -- Nearsighted and farsighted -- pt. 9. Endocrine system: The major endocrine organs -- Hormones -- Sunlight and the clock within -- pt. 10. Blood: Blood groups and transfusions -- Artificial blood substitutes -- pt. 11. The circulatory system: Cardiovascular system; the heart -- Cardiovascular system; blood vessels -- Lymphatic system -- Atherosclerosis; get out the cardiovascular drano -- pt. 12. Body defenses: The immune system -- AIDS the plague of the twentieth century -- Mind over malady -- pt. 13. The respiratory system: Respiratory disorders -- Lung cancer -- The tragedy of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) -- pt. 14. The digestive system and body metabolism: Nutrition and metabolism -- Peptic ulcers -- pt. 15. The urinary system: Kidneys -- Renal failure and the artificial kidney -- pt. 16. The reproductive system: Organs of the male reproductive system -- Organs of the female reproductive system -- Oogenesis and the ovarian cycle -- Menstrual cycle -- Mammary glands -- Effects of pregnancy on the mother -- Childbirth -- Contraception -- Appendices: A. Word roots, prefixes, and suffixes -- B. Periodic table of the elements -- C. Key information about vitamins and minerals -- Glossary.
Other Titles: Essentials of human anatomy and physiology
Responsibility: Elaine N. Marieb.
Year: ©1994.
Publisher: Redwood City, Calif. : Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co., Inc.,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 93024550; National Library: 9312408
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: QP34.5; Dewey No.: 612
Series: Benjamin/Cummings series in human anatomy and physiology; Variation: Benjamin/Cummings series in human anatomy and physiology.
Actions: Actions: Legacy Date: 2017 MARC code for Institution: UoY
OCLC No.: 28510804

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Designed to introduce students in the allied health fields to the structure and function of the human body. There are updated and current sections on immunology and clinical advances.
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