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Title:
Anatomy and physiology the easy way
Author:
Alcamo, I. Edward.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Barron's [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
vi, 522 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764119798
Format :
Book

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Summary

Books in the popular Easy Way series present basic subject matter in clear language. Material is presented in a way that makes these books ideal as self-teaching guides, but Easy Way titles are also preferred by many teachers as supplements to classroom textbooks. General readers seeking out information often turn to Easy Way titles for general background and orientation when starting out in new career-related fields. All Easy Way books contain both short quizzes and longer tests with answers to help readers gauge their learning progress. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color for quick and easy reference. Here's a good supplementary text for pre-med and other science students. Topics covered include cells, bones and joints, the skeletal system, the nervous system, muscle physiology, the cardiovascular system, and much more. Explanatory chapters are supplemented with hundreds of practice-and-review questions and answers.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
1 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiologyp. 1
Levels of Structurep. 1
Characteristics of the Living Bodyp. 2
Directional Termsp. 5
Review Questionsp. 11
2 The Chemical Basis of Anatomy and Physiologyp. 20
Chemical Principlesp. 20
Organic Compoundsp. 26
Review Questionsp. 33
3 Cells and Cell Physiologyp. 43
Cell Structurep. 43
Cells and Energyp. 51
Mitosis and Cell Reproductionp. 52
Protein Synthesisp. 56
Review Questionsp. 61
4 Tissuesp. 70
Epithelial Tissuep. 70
Connective Tissuep. 78
Muscle and Nerve Tissuesp. 82
Review Questionsp. 84
5 The Integumentary Systemp. 93
The Skinp. 93
Derivatives of the Skinp. 98
Review Questionsp. 100
6 Bones and Jointsp. 109
Bonep. 109
Joints (Articulations)p. 114
Review Questionsp. 120
7 The Skeletal Systemp. 129
The Axial Skeletonp. 129
The Appendicular Skeletonp. 137
Review Questionsp. 143
8 Muscle Physiologyp. 151
Skeletal Musclep. 152
Chemistry of Muscle Contractionp. 159
Smooth and Cardial Muscle Functionp. 161
Review Questionsp. 163
9 The Musclesp. 172
Muscles of the Body Extremitiesp. 172
Muscles of the Head and Body Trunkp. 184
Review Questionsp. 188
10 The Nervous System: Basic Structure and Functionp. 198
Basic Organizationp. 198
Nerve Physiologyp. 203
Review Questionsp. 210
11 The Nervous System: Organizationp. 218
The Central Nervous Systemp. 218
The Peripheral Nervous Systemp. 226
Review Questionsp. 232
12 The Special Sensesp. 241
The Eyep. 241
The Earp. 246
Other Sensesp. 249
Review Questionsp. 252
13 The Endocrine Systemp. 261
Pituitary Glandp. 263
Thyroid Glandp. 265
Parathyroid Glandsp. 268
Pancreasp. 269
Adrenal Glandsp. 271
Other Endocrine Glandsp. 273
Review Questionsp. 274
14 The Bloodp. 283
Plasmap. 284
Red Blood Cellsp. 285
White Blood Cellsp. 290
Plateletsp. 292
Review Questionsp. 295
15 The Cardiovascular Systemp. 304
The Heartp. 304
The Blood Vesselsp. 312
Review Questionsp. 322
16 The Lymphatic and Immune Systemsp. 331
The Lymphatic Systemp. 331
The Thymusp. 335
The Spleenp. 337
The Immune Systemp. 338
The Immune Processp. 340
Review Questionsp. 345
17 The Respiratory Systemp. 355
Anatomy of the Respiratory Systemp. 355
Physiology of Respirationp. 362
Review Questionsp. 368
18 The Digestive Systemp. 377
The Gastrointestinal Tractp. 378
The Accessory Organsp. 389
Review Questionsp. 393
19 Metabolism and Nutritionp. 401
Adenosine Triphosphatep. 402
Carbohydrate Metabolismp. 403
Fat and Protein Metabolismp. 411
Other Aspects of Metabolismp. 418
Review Questionsp. 422
20 The Urinary Systemp. 432
The Kidneysp. 433
Accessory Structuresp. 443
Other Excretory Organsp. 444
Review Questionsp. 445
21 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid/Base Balancep. 454
Body Fluidsp. 454
Electrolyte Balancep. 459
Acid/Base Balancep. 462
Review Questionsp. 464
22 The Male Reproductive Systemp. 474
The Testesp. 474
Accessory Ducts and Organsp. 478
Male Hormonesp. 481
Review Questionsp. 482
23 The Female Reproductive Systemp. 491
The Ovaries and Accessory Organsp. 492
Female Reproductive Physiologyp. 497
Embryonic and Fetal Developmentp. 503
Review Questionsp. 508
Glossaryp. 517
Indexp. 521