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Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology


Author: David Shier

Publisher: McGraw-Hill


Publish Date: January 16, 2014

ISBN-10: 1259162869

Pages: 632

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

Studying the human body can be overwhelming at times. The new terminology, used to describe body parts and how they work, can make it seem as if you are studying a foreign language. Learning all the parts of the body, along with the composition of each part, and how each part fi ts with the other parts to make the whole requires memorization. Understanding the way each body part works individually, as well as body parts working together, requires higher levels of knowledge, comprehension, and application. Identifying underlying structural similarities, from the macroscopic to the microscopic levels of body organization, taps more subtle critical thinking skills. This chapter will catalyze success in this active process of learning. (Remember that while the skills and tips discussed in this chapter relate to learning anatomy and physiology, they can be applied to other subjects.)

Learning occurs in different ways or modes. Most students use several modes (multimodal), but are more comfortable and use more effectively one or two, often referred to as learning styles. Some students prefer to read the written word to remember it and the concept it describes or to actually write the words; others learn best by looking at visual representations, such as photographs and drawings. Still others learn most effectively by hearing the information or explaining it to someone else. For some learners, true understanding remains elusive until a principle is revealed in a laboratory or clinical setting that provides a memorable context and engages all of the senses. This text accommodates the range of learning styles. Read-write learners will appreciate the lists, definitions (glossary), and tables. Visual learners will discover many diagrams, flow charts, and figures, all with consistent and purposeful use of color. For example, a particular bone is always the same color in the fi gures where bones are color coded. Auditory learners will find pronunciations for new scientifi c terms to help sound them ana- [up] anatomy: the study of breaking up the body into its parts. multi- [many] multitasking: performing several tasks simultaneously. physio- [relationship to nature] physiology: the study of how body parts function. 2 out, and kinesthetic learners can relate real-life examples and applications to their own activities.


  1. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Chemical Basis of Life
  3. Cells
  4. Cellular Metabolism
  5. Tissues
  6. Integumentary System
  7. Skeletal System
  8. Muscular System
  9. Nervous System
  10. The Senses
  11. Endocrine System
  12. Blood
  13. Cardiovascular System
  14. Lymphatic System and Immunity
  15. Digestive System and Nutrition
  16. Respiratory System
  17. Urinary System
  18. Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
  19. Reproductive Systems
  20. Pregnancy, Growth, Development, and Genetics

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