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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 15th Edition




Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 15th Edition

Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson

ISBN: 978-1-119-32064-7 December 2016 1232 Pages


The phenomenally successful Principles of Anatomy and Physiology continues to set the discipline standard with the 15th edition. Designed for the 2-semester anatomy and physiology course, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology combines exceptional content and outstanding visuals for a rich and comprehensive classroom experience. Enhanced for a digital delivery, the 15th edition, gives students the ability to learn and explore anatomy and physiology both inside and outside of the classroom.

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1 An Introduction to the Human Body 1

2 The Chemical Level of Organization 28

3 The Cellular Level of Organization 60

4 The Tissue Level of Organization 106

5 The Integumentary System 144

6 The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue 171

7 The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton 194

8 The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton 234

9 Joints 260

10 Muscular Tissue 293

11 The Muscular System 330

12 Nervous Tissue 403

13 The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves 446

14 The Brain and Cranial Nerves 477

15 The Autonomic Nervous System 526

16 Sensory, Motor, and Integrative Systems 548

17 The Special Senses 576

18 The Endocrine System 622

19 The Cardiovascular System: The Blood 668

20 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart 695

21 The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics 737

22 The Lymphatic System and Immunity 808

23 The Respiratory System 850

24 The Digestive System 898

25 Metabolism and Nutrition 953

26 The Urinary System 993

27 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Homeostasis 1036

28 The Reproductive Systems 1055

29 Development and Inheritance 1107

Appendix A Measurements A-1

Appendix B Periodic Table B-3

Appendix C Normal Values for Selected Blood Tests C-4

Glossary / Index