Anthony's Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology

Anthony's Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology, 18th Edition

Anthony's Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology, 18th Edition,Gary Thibodeau,Kevin Patton,ISBN9780323039826



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A thorough introductory text on human form and function, this text presents a large, complex body of scientific knowledge in an easily understood, conversational writing style. Focusing on concepts rather than descriptions, the text uses a “big picture” theme of body function and also explains the body’s homeostatic regulation. For the first time, the textbook includes an electronic version of the text via an attached CD-ROM and learning resources from A&P Online - with animations by body system, images, an electronic coloring book, interactive exercises, and more.

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Key Features

  • A clear, straightforward approach and inviting reading style make it easier to comprehend the difficult subject of anatomy & physiology.
  • World-class art program includes more than 1,400 full-color photos and illustrations to enhance and simplify explanations of difficult concepts.
  • Big Picture and Cycle of Life sections unify themes and help students comprehend the interrelation of body systems and how the structure and function of these change in relation to age and development.
  • Dozens of unique full-color micrographs of cellular structure enhance student learning.
  • A variety of specialty boxes and tables explain the practical applications of the principles of A&P, such as the Health Matters box on "anesthetics" which explains how anesthetics produce their effects.
  • Current topics (e.g., anthrax, smallpox, human genome project) are addressed in feature boxes.
    · Case studies challenge students with "real-life" clinical situations.
  • Health Matters and other boxes and tables explain the practical applications of the principles of A&P.
  • Chapter Outlines open each chapter, giving students a short overview of subject content.
  • Quick Check questions and detailed chapter summaries help students review the material.
  • Content review questions help students determine how well they have mastered important concepts.
  • Critical thinking questions actively engage students and challenge their reasoning skills.
  • Color-coded tabs along the side of each page differentiate the six units at a glance.

Gary Thibodeau


Affiliations and Expertise

Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI

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Kevin Patton


Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (adjunct), New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO

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Anthony's Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology, 18th Edition

UNIT ONE The Body as a Whole

Introduction Seeing the Big Picture

1. Organization of the Body

2. The Chemical Basis of Life

3. Anatomy of Cells

4. Physiology of Cells

5. Tissues

UNIT TWO Support and Movement

6. Skin and its Appendages

7. Skeletal Tissues

8. Skeletal System

9. Articulations

10. Anatomy of the Muscular System

11. Physiology of the Muscular System

UNIT THREE Communication, Control, and Integration

12. Nervous System Cells

13. Central Nervous System

14. Peripheral Nervous System

15. Sense Organs

16. Endocrine System

UNIT FOUR Transportation and Defense

17. Blood

18. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

19. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

20. Lymphatic System

21. Immune System

22. Stress

UNIT FIVE Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion

23. Anatomy of the Respiratory System

24. Physiology of the Respiratory System

25. Anatomy of the Digestive System

26. Physiology of the Digestive System

27. Nutrition and Metabolism

28. The Urinary System

29. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

30. Acid-Base Balance

UNIT SIX Reproduction and Development

31. Male Reproductive System

32. Female Reproductive System

33. Growth and Development

34. Genetics and Heredity

Mini-Atlas of Human Anatomy


A. Metric Measurements and Their Equivalents

B. Determining the Potential Osmotic Pressure of a Solution

C. Clinical and Laboratory Values

D. Conversion Factors to International System of Units (SI Units)

E. Nobel Peace Prize Winners


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