Body Structures & Functions

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Cengage Learning, 2004 - Science - 495 pages
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Now in its 10th Edition, this best-selling anatomy and physiology book is better than ever! Body Structures & Functions has been completely updated and now includes great new features such as a review of medical terminology, case studies to promote critical thinking, and complete coverage on the effects of aging. A new chapter on Infection Control has been added to give more coverage to this critical topic in health care.
 

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This book definitely helped me with my University assignments! Although it is not extremely in-depth, it is a good starting point. I found that I could read chapters in this book, and then dwell on individual parts in other books. Definitely worth a buy!

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURAL UNITS
3
CHEMISTRY OF LIVING THINGS
12
Carbohydrates 17 Lipids 18 Proteins 18 Nucleic Acids 19 Acids
22
CELLS
28
Protein Synthesis 36 Movement of Materials Across Cell Membranes
36
Specialization 41 Disorders of Cell Structure
42
INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
65
The Integument and Its Relationship to Microorganisms 70 Representative
74
Function of Blood 223 Blood Composition 223 Blood Plasma 223
231
HEART
240
The Heart 242 Structure of the Heart 244 Control of Heart Contractions
247
Types of Heart Surgery 254 Heart Transplants
256
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
326
Introduction to the Respiratory System 327 Functions of the Respiratory
335
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
349
Functions of the Digestive System 3 51 Organs of Digestion 3 51
356

SKELETAL SYSTEM
83
Structure of Long Bone 85 Growth 86 Bone Types 86 Parts of
97
MUSCULAR SYSTEM
112
Types of Muscles 113 Characteristics of Muscles 115 Muscle Attachments
127
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
136
Introduction to the Central Nervous System 137 Divisions of the Nervous
146
SPECIAL SENSES
172
Sensory Receptors 173 The Eye 173 Pathway of Vision 177
184
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
196
Function of the Endocrine System 197 Hormonal Control 198 Pituitary
206
BLOOD
222
LiverAccessory Organ of Digestion 361 Gallbladder 362 Large Intestine 363
363
URINARYEXCRETORY SYSTEM
400
Nephron 402 Urine Formation in the Nephron 404 Ureters 406 Urinary
407
REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
419
Functions of the Reproductive System 420 Fertilization 420 Fetal
431
Menopause 433 Male Reproductive System 433 Contraception 437
437
GENETICS AND GENETICALLY LINKED
453
GLOSSARY
465
INDEX
488
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Ann Senisi Scott was previously the Coordinator of the Health Occupations and Practical Nursing at Nassau Tech Board of Cooperative Education Services ,Westbury, New York. There she established a career ladder program from health care worker to practical nurse and taught Practical Nursing for twelve-years. Ann remains actively involved in the health care field.

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