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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th Edition

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th Edition

Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson

ISBN: 978-1-118-34500-9

Dec 2013

1232 pages


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This 14th edition of the phenomenally successful Principles of Anatomy and Physiology continues to set the standard for the discipline. Written and superbly illustrated for two-term, introductory Anatomy and Physiology students, this text offers a rich and complete teaching and learning environment. WileyPLUS sold separately from text. 

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Unit I: Organization of the Human Body

1. An Introduction to the Human Body       

2. The Chemical Level of Organization

3. The Cellular Level of Organization

4. The Tissue Level of Organization

5. The Integumentary System

Unit II: Principles of Support and Movement

6. The Skeletal System:  Bone Tissue

7. The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton

8. The Skeletal System:  The Appendicular Skeleton

9. Joints

10. Muscle Tissue

11. The Muscular System

Unit III:  Control Systems of the Human Body

12. Nervous Tissue

13. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves

14. The Brain and Cranial Nerves

15. The Autonomic Nervous System

16. Sensory, Motor and Integrative Systems

17. The Special Senses

18. The Endocrine System

Unit IV:  Maintenance of the Human Body

19. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood

20. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

21. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics

22. The Lymphatic System, Nonspecific Resistance to Disease, and Immunity

23. The Respiratory System

24. The Digestive System

25. Metabolism

26. The Urinary System

27. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis

Unit V:  Continuity

28. The Reproductive Systems

29. Development and Inheritance

  • Completely revised feedback diagrams throughout the material that consistently and visually strengthen student understanding of this important principle.
  • Newly designed end-of chapter “Focus on Homeostasis” pages
  • New chapter opening questions stimulate interest with new accompanying photos.
  • Clinical Connections have been incorporated into several figures for immediate reinforcement of the relationship between the illustration and Clinical Connection.
  • The anatomical terminology is based on Terminology Anatomica – enhanced glossary for this edition.
  • WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. WileyPLUS is rich with interactive study tools and resources–including the complete online textbook–to guide your students through the course.
  • WileyPLUS now includes an adaptive learning module called ORION. Based on cognitive science, WileyPLUS with ORION provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience so they can build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively. WileyPLUS with ORION helps students learn by learning about them.
  • Real Anatomy 2.0 is web-based 3-D imaging software that allows students to dissect through over 40 layers of a real human body to study the anatomical structures of all body systems. The software is web-based and integrated in WileyPLUS along with worksheets and questions designed to optimize student use.
  • PowerPhys 3.0 is physiological simulation software authored by teaching lab faculty. The activities focus on core physiological concepts and reinforce techniques experienced in the lab.
  • The illustrations—each including a key concept statement and review question—enable students to make the connection between text and visual elements.
  • Praised by students for its straightforward and easily comprehensible writing style, the narrative emphasizes scientific content over extraneous detail.
  • Duel Themes of Homeostasis and Disruptions to Homeostasis are effectively presented through the relevant use of in-chapter Clinical Connections, end-of-chapter disorder boxes, and end-of-chapter lists of medical terminology.