Understanding Anatomy & Physiology

Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2019-10-16
Publisher(s): F.A. Davis Company
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How do you learn A&P best?
Whatever your learning style…by reading, listening, or doing, or a little bit of each…the 3rd Edition of this new approach to anatomy & physiology is designed just for you.

Tackle a tough subject in bite-sized pieces. A seemingly huge volume of information is organized into manageable sections to make complex concepts easy to understand and remember. You begin with an overview of the body, including its chemical and cellular structures, then progress to one-of-a-kind portrayals of each body system, grouped by function. Full-color illustrations, figures, sidebars, helpful hints, and easy-to-read descriptions make information crystal clear. Each unique page spread provides an entire unit of understanding, breaking down complex concepts into easy-to-grasp sections for today’s learner.

 "The integration of graphics and text is very engaging for learners. Thompson silences the academic distractions found in traditional A&P textbooks and emphasizes all the ‘take away points’ in a concise and informative manner. The task of learning A&P is now less threatening.
—Jason Johnson, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

My students absolutely love the Thompson A&P book. It is concise and makes learning the material seem less daunting. It really hits all learning styles with the pictures, videos, text and workbook. I have seen a significant increase in student success since we implemented this book!
—Shayna Turner RN, MS, Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing

"The numerous graphics are vivid and relevant allowing the student to focus on the concept rather than multiple paragraphs of reading. The “Life Lesson” inserts further engage the student by placing covered concepts into real-world situations. Understanding Anatomy & Physiology is both instructor and student friendly."
— Nanette Mosser, RMA, BA-HCM, MedQuest College

Table of Contents

Part I Foundation of the Body
Chapter 1 Orientation to the Human Body
Chapter 2 Chemistry of Life
Chapter 3 Cells
Chapter 4 Human Microbiome

Part II Covering, Support, and Movement of the Body
Chapter 5 Tissues
Chapter 6 Integumentary System
Chapter 7 Bones & Bone Tissue
Chapter 8 Skeletal System
Chapter 9 Joints
Chapter 10 Muscular System

Part III Regulation and Integration of the Body
Chapter 11 Nervous System
Chapter 12 Sense Organs
Chapter 13 Endocrine System

Part IV Maintenance of the Body
Chapter 14 Blood
Chapter 15 Heart
Chapter 16 Vascular System
Chapter 17 Lymphatic & Immune Systems
Chapter 18 Respiratory System
Chapter 19 Urinary System
Chapter 20 Fluid, Electrolyte, & Acid-Base Balance
Chapter 21 Digestive System
Chapter 22 Nutrition & Metabolism

Part V Continuity
Chapter 23 Reproductive Systems
Chapter 24 Pregnancy & Human Development
Chapter 25 Heredity

Appendix Answers to Test Your Knowledge Questions

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