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Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Janet Rae-Dupree, Pat DuPree

ISBN: 978-1-118-94008-2

Dec 2014

336 pages


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Hundreds of practice problems to help you ace anatomy and physiology

Are you flummoxed by phalanges, stymied by the scapula, or perplexed by pulmonary capillaries? Look no further. Topic by topic and problem to problem, Anatomy & Physiology Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers hundreds of practice problems, memorization tricks, and study tips to help you score higher in your anatomy and physiology course. With this handy guide you'll be identifying bones, muscles, and tissues like a pro in no time.

You can pick and choose the chapters and types of problems that challenge you the most, or you can work from cover to cover to get a complete review of the subject. With plenty of practice problems on everything from cells and tissues to skin and specific muscle groups, Anatomy & Physiology Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes everything you need to truly understand the subject matter and score higher.

  • Employ memorization strategies for maximum content retention
  • Review key anatomy and physiology concepts
  • Get complete answer explanations for all questions
  • Follow along with a resource that tracks to a typical anatomy and physiology course

From skeleton to skin, Anatomy & Physiology Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with practice anatomy and physiology problems that will have you mastering the subject in no time!

Introduction 1

Part I: The Building Blocks of the Body 5

Chapter 1: The Chemistry of Life 7

Chapter 2: The Cell: Life's Basic Building Block 25

Chapter 3: Divide and Conquer: Cellular Mitosis 41

Chapter 4: The Study of Tissues: Histology 49

Part II: Weaving It Together: Bones, Muscles, and Skin 61

Chapter 5: A Scaffold to Build On: The Skeleton 63

Chapter 6: Getting in Gear: The Muscles 95

Chapter 7: It's Skin Deep: The Integumentary System 119

Part III: Feed and Fuel: Supply and Transport 135

Chapter 8: Oxygenating the Machine: The Respiratory System 137

Chapter 9: Fueling the Functions: The Digestive System 153

Chapter 10: Spreading the Love: The Circulatory System 175

Chapter 11: Keeping Up Your Defenses: The Lymphatic System 195

Chapter 12: Filtering Out the Junk: The Urinary System 209

Part IV: Survival of the Species 219

Chapter 13: Why Ask Y? The Male Reproductive System 221

Chapter 14: Carrying Life: The Female Reproductive System 235

Part V: Mission Control: All Systems Go 253

Chapter 15: Feeling Jumpy: The Nervous System 255

Chapter 16: Raging Hormones: The Endocrine System 285

Part VI: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 17: Ten Study Tips for Anatomy and Physiology Students 303

Chapter 18: Ten Fun Physiology Facts 307

Index 313