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The human body in health and illness

Author: Barbara L Herlihy; Nancy K Maebius
Publisher: Philadelphia : Saunders, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Human Body in Health and Illness makes complex anatomy and physiology concepts easy to understand. Fun to read, the book emphasizes the knowledge you need to prepare for a career in the health professions." "Hundreds of full-color illustrations provide a vivid picture of key structures. And, humorous cartoons make information more accessible."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara L Herlihy; Nancy K Maebius
ISBN: 072169506X 9780721695068 0721695078 9780721695075
OCLC Number: 51323923
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 519 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows 3.1 or higher, or, Macintosh system 7.0 or higher, 4 MB free RAM, 7 MB hard disk space, 256-color monitor, mouse.
Contents: Introduction to the human body --
Basic chemistry --
Cells --
Cell metabolism --
Microbiology basics --
Tissues and membranes --
Integumentary system and body temperature --
Skeletal system --
Muscular system --
Nervous system: nervous tissue and brain --
Nervous system: spinal cord and peripheral nerves --
Sensory system --
Endocrine system --
Blood --
Heart --
Blood vessels and circulation --
Lymphatic system --
Immune system --
Respiratory system --
Digestive system --
Urinary system --
Water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance --
Reproductive systems --
Human development and heredity --
Medical terminology and eponymous terms --
Laboratory tests.
Responsibility: Barbara Herlihy, Nancy K. Maebius ; illustrated by Caitlin Duckwall.

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Focusing on basic anatomy and physiology, this book explains the underlying physiology of pathologic conditions in a common-sense approach with specific clinical examples. Special attention is given  Read more...

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