Synopses & Reviews
Running hurdles demands strength, stamina, and agility. To succeed, you must be healthy, and the various systems of the body must work together efficiently. In this book, The Human Body in Health and Disease
, you can learn about how bones, muscles, and joints work, how the heart and lungs meet the muscles' oxygen demands, and how your brain directs or coordinates these activities. In short, you will come to understand the basic anatomy and physiology of your own body. You will also learn about the most common illnesses and diseases, their effects on body systems, and the basic principles involved in diagnosing and treating them. In the process you will develop a new vocabulary and a perspective that will enable you to make sense of the wealth of available information concerning new diseases, new drugs, and new medical technologies. Whether you are planning a future career in the health sciences or have an interest in better understanding your own body, this book should be your first step.
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The Human Body in Health and Disease is designed as a short course covering the basics of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the mechanisms of disease. The book includes basic concepts of anatomy and physiology, integrated disease-related information, clinical applications, and terminology all without excessive detail. It is written by an author team known for its clarity of presentation and outstanding illustration program.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the Human Body.
2. Chemistry and the Human Body.
3. The Structure and Function of Cells.
4. Tissues and Body Membranes.
5. Organ Systems: An Overview.
6. Mechanisms of Disease.
7. The Integumentary System.
8. The Skeletal System.
9. The Muscular System.
10. The Nervous System 1: Neurons and the Spinal Cord.
11. The Nervous System 2: The Brain and Cranial Nerves.
12. The Senses.
13. The Endocrine System.
14. The Blood.
15. The Heart and Circulation.
16. The Lymphatic System and Immunity.
17. The Respiratory System.
18. The Digestive System.
19. Nutrition and Metabolism.
20. The Urinary System and Body Fluids.
21. The Reproductive System.
22. Development and Inheritance.