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Anatomy Essentials For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-18421-9
192 pages
May 2012
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The core concepts you need to ace Anatomy

Perfect for those just starting out or returning to Anatomy after some time away, Anatomy Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical Anatomy course. From names and technical terms to how the body works, you'll skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of Anatomy Essentials For Dummies.

Designed for students who want the key concepts and a few examples—without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotal content—Anatomy Essentials For Dummies is a perfect solution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference.

  • A useful and handy reference to the anatomy of the human body
  • Perfect for a refresher or a quick reference
  • Serves as an excellent review to score higher at exam time

If you have some knowledge of anatomy and want to polish your skills, Anatomy Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to understand this fascinating topic.

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Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Focusing on the Framework of Anatomy and Physiology 5

Chapter 2: Examining Cell Biology Basics 23

Chapter 3: Scoping Out the Body’s Structural Layers 41

Chapter 4: Getting to the Heart of the Circulatory System 65

Chapter 5: Taking a Deep Breath with the Respiratory System 85

Chapter 6: Getting on Track with the Digestive System 97

Chapter 7: Passing through the Urinary System 111

Chapter 8: Making Babies: The Reproductive System 125

Chapter 9: Exploring the Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems 143

Chapter 10: Ten Phabulous Physiology Phacts 161

Index 167

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Maggie Norris is a freelance science writer. Donna Rae Siegfried has instructed anatomy and physiology courses at the college level. They are the coauthors of Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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