Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Author(s): Gerard J. Tortora


This is a scientific presentation of the principles of the human structure and function. It frames a balance between anatomy and physiology that emphasizes correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances.


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Preface; To the Student; UNIT 1: ORGANIZATION OF THE HUMAN BODY; Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Human Body; Chapter 2: The Chemical Level of Organization; Chapter 3: The Cellular Level of Organization; Chapter 4: The Tissue Level of Organization; Chapter 5: The Integumentary System; UNIT 2: PRINCIPLES OF SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT; Chapter 6: The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue; Chapter 7: The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton; Chapter 8: The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton; Chapter 9: Joints; Chapter 10: Muscle Tissue; Chapter 11: The Muscular System; UNIT 3: CONTROL SYSTEMS OF THE HUMAN BODY; Chapter 12: Nervous Tissue; Chapter 13: The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves; Chapter 14: The Brain and Cranial Nerves; Chapter 15: Sensory, Motor, and Integrative Systems; Chapter 16: The Special Senses; Chapter 17: The Autonomic Nervous System; Chapter 18: The Endocrine System; UNIT 4: MAINTENANCE OF THE HUMAN BODY; Chapter 19: The Cardiovascular System: The Blood; Chapter 20: The Cardiovascular System: The Heart; Chapter 21: The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics; Chapter 22: The Lymphatic System, Nonspecific Resistance to Disease, and Immunity; Chapter 23: The Respiratory System; Chapter 24: The Digestive System; Chapter 25: Metabolism; Chapter 26: The Urinary System; Chapter 27: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis; UNIT 5: CONTINUITY; Chapter 28: The Reproductive Systems; Chapter 29: Development and Inheritance; Appendix A: Measurements; Appendix B: Periodic Table; Appendix C: Normal Values for Selected Blood Tests; Appendix D: Answers; Glossary; Credits; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780471415015
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : September 2003
  • : 286mm X 242mm X 49mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gerard J. Tortora
  • : Hardback
  • : 10th Revised edition
  • : 612
  • : 1200
  • : illustrations