Now in its Eighth Edition, Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology continues to set the standard for short-course A&P texts with an enhanced media package and new “active learning” features that help allied health students better visualize and understand the structure and function of the human body.
While many authors merely condense a two-semester text to meet a one-semester need, Elaine Marieb carefully selects a range of material that proves just right for the shorter course. New information on hot topics like DNA fingerprinting, bone implants for children, stem cell research, and obesity draws students into the material, while a flexible topic structure allows instructors to choose a chapter sequence to meet virtually any need.
Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition now offers instructors three options for online course management, including MyA&P: Essentials, a comprehensive, customizable resource site for accessing tutorials, quizzes, review exercises, and a complete e-book version of the text. The book also includes an expanded Essentials of InterActive Physiology® CD-ROM and an open-access “Anatomy and Physiology Place” companion website. An upgraded Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM makes it easier than ever to create engaging and dynamic lectures using concepts and illustrations from the Eighth Edition.
Elaine Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy and physiology to students' lives and careers. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming.
1. The Human Body: An Orientation.
2. Basic Chemistry.
3. Cells and Tissues.
4. Skin and Body Membranes.
5. The Skeletal System.
6. The Muscular System.
7. The Nervous System.
8. Special Senses.
9. The Endocrine System.
11. The Cardiovascular System.
12. The Lymphatic System and Body Defenses.
13. The Respiratory System.
14. The Digestive System and Body Metabolism.
15. The Urinary System.
16. The Reproductive System.