This widely read classic is an excellent primer on normal anatomy and physiology, as well as an introduction to the human disease process. The well-organized text is presented in a manner that is easily digested and retained, with a writing style that is easy to understand and will engage students. The information covers normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, basic microbiology, and chemistry.
Table of Contents
Unit I: THE BODY AS A WHOLE 1: Organization of the Human Body 2: Chemistry, Matter, and Life 3: Cells and Their Functions 4: Tissues, Glands, and Membranes Unit II: DISEASE AND THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE 5: Disease and Disease-Producing Organisms 6: The Skin in Health and Disease Unit III: MOVEMENT AND SUPPORT 7: The Skeleton: Bones and Joints 8: The Muscular System Unit IV: COORDINATION AND CONTROL 9: The Nervous System: The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves 10: The Nervous System: The Brain and Cranial Nerves 11: The Sensory System 12: The Endocrine System: Glands and Hormones Unit V: CIRCULATION AND BODY DEFENSE 13: The Blood 14: The Heart and Heart Disease 15: Blood Vessels and Blood Circulation 16: The Lymphatic System and Lymphoid Tissue 17: Body Defenses, Immunity, and Vaccines Unit VI: ENERGY: SUPPLY AND USE 18: Respiration 19: Digestion 20: Metabolism, Nutrition, and Body Temperature 21: Body Fluids 22: The Urinary System Unit VII: PERPETUATION OF LIFE 23: The Male and Female Reproductive Systems 24: Development and Birth 25: Heredity and Hereditary Diseases Glossary Glossary of Word Parts Appendix 1: Metric Measurements Appendix 2: Celsius-Fahrenheit Temperature Conversion Scale Appendix 3: Periodic Table of the Elements Appendix 4: Laboratory Tests Table 1: Routine Urinalysis Table 2: Complete Blood Count Table 3: Blood Chemistry Tests Appendix 5: Typical Disease Conditions and Causative Organisms Table 1: Bacterial Diseases Table 2: Fungal Diseases Table 3: Viral Diseases Table 4: Protozoal Diseases Appendix 6: Answers to "Chapter Checkpoint" and "Zooming In" Questions Appx 7 - Rohen Photographic Dissection