This text is designed to help students develop a solid, basic understanding of anatomy and physiology without an encyclopedic presentation of detail. Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to perfectly describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems. The plan that has been followed for eight editions of this text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life. To emphasize the concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it. Timely and interesting examples demonstrate the application of knowledge in a clinical context.
Increased Clinical Coverage - In direct response to reviewer feedback Case Studies have been added to the eighth edition. These build on outstanding clinical coverage found in the Homeostasis Summaries, Systems Pathology boxed readings, Clinical Asides, Clinical Focus readings, NEW Clinical Genetics boxes and Process Figures.
New Genetics Material - Chapter 3 provides basic introduction to genetics in order for students to better understand new findings in this exciting and relevant field.
New "Clinical Genetics" boxed readings - The new readings address some of the most significant discoveries and how they affect diseases.
Complete Coverage - The Seeley text will tellstudents needing to pass their nursing boards the "Why" as well as the "How", which results in complete comprehension.
Critical Thinking – Unlike other anatomy & physiology books, Seeley is based on critical thinking and has made it an integral part of its learning system. The authors didn’t simply tack on an activity or two at the end of a chapter. The authors believe that to truly understand a concept, one begins with the knowledge and then that knowledge is immediately tested, allowing for better comprehension. This is exemplified through questions, end of chapter Critical Thinking questions, as well as additional end of chapter quizzes.
Exceptional Art – A highly regarded realistic anatomical art program is a key to the success of Seeley. Richly textured bones, along with artfully colored muscles and organs, give a true understanding to the material. Seeley’s artwork also offers a Multi-Level perspective, to better depict difficult physiological processes. Plus Seeley consistently features illustrations and micrographs side by side throughout the entire art program.
Homeostasis Summary Figures – These unique figures are self-contained to provide a summary and illustration of the mechanisms that body systems employ to maintain homeostasis.
A Resource Reference Guide directs instructors to all relevant A&P resources for each chapter of the text. Bound into instructor's copies, this foldout chart is indispensable for instructors planning their class lectures.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Organization of the Human Body
1 The Human Organism
2 The Chemical Basis of Life
3 Cell Biology and Genetics
4 Histology: The Study of Tissues
Part 2 Support and Movement
5 Integumentary System
6 Skeletal System: Bones and Bone Tissue
7 Skeletal System: Gross Anatomy
8 Articulations and Movement
9 Muscular System: Histology and Physiology
10 Muscular System: Gross Anatomy
Part 3 Integration and Control Systems
11 Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue
12 Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
13 Brain and Cranial Nerves
14 Integration of Nervous System Functions
15 The Special Senses
16 Autonomic Nervous System
17 Functional Organization of the Endocrine System
18 Endocrine Glands
Part 4 Regulations and Maintenance
19 Cardiovascular System: Blood
20 Cardiovascular System: The Heart
21 Cardiovascular System: Peripheral Circulation and Regulation
22 Lymphatic System and Immunity
23 Respiratory System
24 Digestive System
25 Nutrition, Metabolism, and Temperature Regulation
26 Urinary System
27 Water, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance
Part 5 Reproduction and Development
28 Reproductive System
29 Development, Growth, and Aging
Appendix A Periodic Table
Appendix B Scientific Notation
Appendix C Solution Concentrations
Appendix D pH
Appendix E Answers to Review and Comprehension Questions
Appendix F Answers to Critical Thinking Questions
Appendix G Answers to Predict Questions
Transparencies to accompany Anatomy and Physiology ISBN: 0072965584 Author(s): SEELEY
ARIS/Presentation Center to accompany Anatomy and Physiology ISBN: 0072965592 Author(s): SEELEY
Laboratory Manual (Wise) to accompany Anatomy and Physiology ISBN: 0072965614 Author(s): WISE
Laboratory Manual to accompany Seeley's Anatomy and Physiology ISBN: 0073347256 Author(s): WISE
Clinical Applications Manual to accompany Anatomy and Physiology ISBN: 007285457X Author(s): SALADIN
Instructor's Testing and Resource CD-ROM ISBN: 0073268348 Author(s): SEELEY