Synopses & Reviews
Designed for use in a short A&P course, this value-priced lab manual complements any one-semester anatomy and physiology text and provides 27 concise, activity-based exercises that build readers’ observational laboratory skills. Each lab is presented with learning objectives, cogent summaries of key concepts, and meaningful activities that build readers' observational and laboratory skills. The review sheets from the lab manual now follow each exercise.
KEY TOPICS: The Language of Anatomy, Organ Systems Overview, The Cell - Anatomy and Division, Cell Membrane Transport Mechanisms, Classification of Tissues, The Skin (Integumentary System), Overview of the Skeleton, The Axial Skeleton, The Appendicular Skeleton, Joints and Body Movements, Structure of Skeletal Muscle Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System, Neuron Anatomy and Physiology, Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves, Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves, Human Reflex Physiology, The Special Senses, Anatomy and Basic Function of the Endocrine Glands Blood, Anatomy of the Heart, Anatomy of Blood Vessels, Human Cardiovascular Physiology—Blood Pressure and Pulse Determinations, Anatomy of the Respiratory System, Respiratory System Physiology, Functional Anatomy of the Digestive System.
MARKET: For all readers interested in human anatomy and physiology.
About the Author
For Elaine N. Marieb, taking the student's perspective into account has always been an integral part of her teaching style. Dr. Marieb began her teaching career at Springfield College, where she taught anatomy and physiology to physical education majors. She then joined the faculty of the Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community College after receiving her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
While teaching at Holyoke Community College, where many of her students were pursuing nursing degrees, she developed a desire to better understand the relationship between the scientific study of the human body and the clinical aspects of the nursing practice. To that end, while continuing to teach full time, Dr. Marieb pursued her nursing education, which culminated in a Master of Science degree with a clinical specialization in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts. It is this experience, along with stories from the field–including those of former students, now in health careers–that has informed the development of the unique perspective and accessibility for which her texts and laboratory manuals are known.
In her ongoing commitment to students and her realization of the challenges they face, Dr. Marieb has given generously to provide opportunities for students to further their education. She contributes to the New Directions, New Careers Program at Holyoke Community College by providing several full-tuition scholarships each year for women returning to college after a hiatus or who are attending college for the first time and would otherwise be unable to continue with their studies without financial support. She funds the E. N. Marieb Science Research Awards at Mount Holyoke College, which promotes research by undergraduate science majors, and generously contributed to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she provided funding for reconstruction and instrumentation of a cutting-edge cytology research laboratory that bears her name.
In 1994, Dr. Marieb received the Benefactor Award from the National Council for Resource Development, American Association of Community Colleges, which recognizes her ongoing sponsorship of student scholarships, faculty teaching awards, and other academic contributions to Holyoke Community College. In May 2000, the science building at Holyoke Community College was named in her honor.
Additionally, while actively engaged as an author, Dr. Marieb serves as a consultant for the Benjamin Cummings Interactive Physiology¨ CD-ROM series, and is an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Sigma Xi. Anatomy & Physiology, Second Edition is the latest expression of her commitment to student needs in their pursuit of the study of A&P.
Table of Contents
Unit One: Human Body and Orientation
1. The Language of Anatomy
2. Organ Systems Overview
Unit Two: The Cell
3. The Cell - Anatomy and Division
4. Cell Membrane Transport Mechanisms
Unit Three: Basic Tissues and the Skin
5. Classification of Tissues
6. The Skin (Integumentary System)
Unit Four: The Skeletal System
7. Overview of the Skeleton
8. The Axial Skeleton
9. The Appendicular Skeleton
10. Joints and Body Movements
Unit Five: The Muscular System
11. Structure of Skeletal Muscle
12. Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System
Unit Six: The Nervous System
13. Neuron Anatomy and Physiology
14. Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves
15. Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
16. Human Reflex Physiology
17. The Special Senses
18. Anatomy and Basic Function of the Endocrine Glands
Unit Seven: The Circulatory System
20. Anatomy of the Heart
21. Anatomy of Blood Vessels
22. Human Cardiovascular Physiology–Blood Pressure and Pulse Determinations
Unit Eight: The Respiratory System
23. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
24. Respiratory System Physiology
Unit Nine: Other Major Systems
25. Functional Anatomy of the Digestive System
26. Functional Anatomy of the Urinary System
27. Anatomy of the Reproductive System