Structure and Function of the Body, 12th edition, is a simplistic, yet comprehensive introductory anatomy and physiology textbook. The 21 chapters of the book present all the anatomy and physiology core information organized around two central and unifying themes: the complementarity of normal structure and function of the human body and homeostasis. These two core themes permeate all content areas of the text. The 12th edition of the text continues to build on the solid foundation of previous editions. The updated 4-color illustration program and centralized themes, as well as simplistic language, and solid pedagogical features provide a clear structure for student learning.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body 2. Chemistry of Life NEW! 3. Cells and Tissues 4. Organ Systems of the Body 5. The Integumentary System and Body Membranes 6. The Skeletal System 7. The Muscular System 8. The Nervous System 9. The Senses 10. The Endocrine System 11. Blood 12. The Circulatory System 13. The Lymphatic System and Immunity 14. The Respiratory System 15. The Digestive System 16. Nutrition and Metabolism 17. The Urinary System 18. Fluids and Electrolyte Balance 19. Acid-Base Balance 20. The Reproductive Systems 21. Growth and Development Appendix A: Body Mass Index Appendix B: Common Medical Abbreviations, Prefixes, and Suffixes