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THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERYBODY!

If you've ever wondered how the body functions — how it converts food to energy, registers hunger or thirst, balances on two legs, responds to danger or a pleasing face — now you can find out. In Physiology Demystified, popular physiology professor Dale Layman provides an effective and painless way to learn or review physiology and body functions, from the chemical level through the entire organism.

With Physiology Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide identifies a set of Key Facts in every chapter, and provides questions at the end of each chapter and part, to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses. The 100-question final exam checks your understanding of the entire book. Use it as a standalone reference or together with Anatomy Demystified, as part of a “dynamic duo” for learning everything about human body structure and function.

This heavily illustrated self-teaching guide gives you everything you need to:

* Learn how human muscles, nerves, bones, organs, glands, connective tissue, and more function and communicate with each other

* Discover the molecular-level workings of your glandular, genitourinary, digestive, cardiovascular, and other systems

* Conquer comparative and cellular physiology

* Find the Latin and Greek origins of many physiological terms

* Learn more in less time, with the most enjoyable physiology course you'll ever take

* Take a final exam and grade it yourself!

A fast, effective, and fun way to learn physiology, Physiology Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of function and feedback in the human body.

ABOUT THE AUTHORDale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular professor of biology and human anatomy and physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as Anatomy Demystified and Biology Demystified, two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine for the United States, and has received many other international honors and awards for his writing, teaching, and highly creative thinking. Dr. Layman has more than 28 years of experience in the biological sciences.

Synopsis:

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep — now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know.

McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find.

Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

A complete, self-teaching guide to the function and interaction of bodily systems, with coverage of: comparative physiology, functions at the chemical and cellular levels, organic compounds, the cell, physiology of muscle, nerves and glands, sensory physiology, motor functions, autonomic nerves and the endocrine system, air and blood transport, digestive and genitourinary systems, and more.

Synopsis:

THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERYBODY!

If you've ever wondered how the body functions — how it converts food to energy, registers hunger or thirst, balances on two legs, responds to danger or a pleasing face — now you can find out. In Physiology Demystified, popular physiology professor Dale Layman provides an effective and painless way to learn or review physiology and body functions, from the chemical level through the entire organism.

With Physiology Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide identifies a set of Key Facts in every chapter, and provides questions at the end of each chapter and part, to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses. The 100-question final exam checks your understanding of the entire book. Use it as a standalone reference or together with Anatomy Demystified, as part of a “dynamic duo” for learning everything about human body structure and function.

This heavily illustrated self-teaching guide gives you everything you need to:

* Learn how human muscles, nerves, bones, organs, glands, connective tissue, and more function and communicate with each other

* Discover the molecular-level workings of your glandular, genitourinary, digestive, cardiovascular, and other systems

* Conquer comparative and cellular physiology

* Find the Latin and Greek origins of many physiological terms

* Learn more in less time, with the most enjoyable physiology course you'll ever take

* Take a final exam and grade it yourself!

A fast, effective, and fun way to learn physiology, Physiology Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of function and feedback in the human body.

ABOUT THE AUTHORDale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular professor of biology and human anatomy and physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as Anatomy Demystified and Biology Demystified, two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine for the United States, and has received many other international honors and awards for his writing, teaching, and highly creative thinking. Dr. Layman has more than 28 years of experience in the biological sciences.

About the Author

Dale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular professor of biology and human anatomy and physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as Anatomy Demystified and Biology Demystified, two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine for the United States, and has received many other international honors and awards for his writing, teaching, and highly creative thinking. Dr. Layman has more than 28 years of experience in the biological sciences.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments PART 1: THE GOLDEN PATH OF BODY FUNCTION Chapter 1: Physiology: Our Life Is a Path Through Bodyspace Chapter 2: Control of the Internal Environment: A Story About Feedback and Homeostasis PART 2: FUNCTIONS AT THE CHEMICAL AND CELLULAR LEVELS Chapter 3: Chemical Functions: "Hey! We've Got Dirt Moving Around in our body basement!" Chapter 4: The Cell: A Tiny Arena of Life PART 3: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF SKIN, BONE, AND MUSCLE Chapter 5: Working the Human "Hard" Drives: The Physiology of Skins and Skeletons Chapter 6: "Gentlemen, Fire Up Your Engines!": The Physiology of Neurons and Muscle Fibers PART 4: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NERVES AND GLANDS Chapter 7: "What Happens When We Step on a Nail?": The Physiology of Nerves and ReflexChapter 8: Glands: Physiology of the "Ductless Acorns" PART 5: AIR AND FLUID TRANSPORT: THE CIRCULATORY, LYMPH, AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS Chapter 9: Physiology of The Circulatory System: Mover of the Blood In A "Little Circle" Chapter 10: The Physiology of Blood: Helps It Walk with a "Lymph" Chapter 11: The Respiratory System: Makes You "Breathe Again" PART 6: PHYSIOLOGY FROM "THE LAND DOWN UNDER": THE DIGESTIVE AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEMS Chapter 12: The Digestive System: A Miraculous "Grinder"! Chapter 13: The Genitourinary System: It Allows Us to Release Fluids and "Beget" New Life! APPENDIX: ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071438285
Author:
Layman, Dale
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Author:
Layman Dale
Subject:
General
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
411
Dimensions:
9.22x7.45x.85 in. 1.37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep — now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know.

McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find.

Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

A complete, self-teaching guide to the function and interaction of bodily systems, with coverage of: comparative physiology, functions at the chemical and cellular levels, organic compounds, the cell, physiology of muscle, nerves and glands, sensory physiology, motor functions, autonomic nerves and the endocrine system, air and blood transport, digestive and genitourinary systems, and more.

"Synopsis" by , THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERYBODY!

If you've ever wondered how the body functions — how it converts food to energy, registers hunger or thirst, balances on two legs, responds to danger or a pleasing face — now you can find out. In Physiology Demystified, popular physiology professor Dale Layman provides an effective and painless way to learn or review physiology and body functions, from the chemical level through the entire organism.

With Physiology Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide identifies a set of Key Facts in every chapter, and provides questions at the end of each chapter and part, to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses. The 100-question final exam checks your understanding of the entire book. Use it as a standalone reference or together with Anatomy Demystified, as part of a “dynamic duo” for learning everything about human body structure and function.

This heavily illustrated self-teaching guide gives you everything you need to:

* Learn how human muscles, nerves, bones, organs, glands, connective tissue, and more function and communicate with each other

* Discover the molecular-level workings of your glandular, genitourinary, digestive, cardiovascular, and other systems

* Conquer comparative and cellular physiology

* Find the Latin and Greek origins of many physiological terms

* Learn more in less time, with the most enjoyable physiology course you'll ever take

* Take a final exam and grade it yourself!

A fast, effective, and fun way to learn physiology, Physiology Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of function and feedback in the human body.

ABOUT THE AUTHORDale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular professor of biology and human anatomy and physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as Anatomy Demystified and Biology Demystified, two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine for the United States, and has received many other international honors and awards for his writing, teaching, and highly creative thinking. Dr. Layman has more than 28 years of experience in the biological sciences.

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