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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 1st Asia-Pacific Edition

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 1st Asia-Pacific Edition

Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson, Brendan Burkett, Danielle Dye, Julie Cooke, Tara Diversi, Mark McKean, Rebecca Mellifont, Latika Samalia, Gregory Peoples

ISBN: 978-0-730-31462-2

Sep 2015

840 pages

Description

Anatomy and physiology students face the challenge of synthesising a lot of information into conceptual understanding. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 1st Asia–Pacific edition,empowers them to improve their learning outcomes and have a great time navigating through a remarkable local tour of the human body!

This title provides an excellent introduction to anatomy and physiology, and helps you answer a variety of questions including:
  • How did cutting-edge research by the University of Queensland create the cervical cancer vaccine?
  • Why do fast bowlers and ballet dancers frequently suffer from stress fractures?
  • How does the All Blacks’ Haka stimulate nerve impulses?
  • Why do Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world?

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1 An introduction to the human body 1

2 The chemical level of organisation 27

3 The cellular level of organisation 61

4 The tissue level of organisation 110

5 The integumentary system 147

6 The skeletal system: bone tissue 176

7 The skeletal system: the Axial skeleton 200

8 The skeletal system: the Appendicular skeleton 239

9 Joints 267

10 Muscular tissue 301

11 The muscular system 338

12 Nervous tissue 409

13 The spinal cord and spinal nerves 453

14 The brain and cranial nerves 486

15 The autonomic nervous system 536

16 Sensory, motor, And integrative systems 560

17 The special senses 588

18 The endocrine system 632

19 The cardiovascular system: the blood 678

20 The cardiovascular system: the heart 706

21 The cardiovascular system: blood vessels And haemodynamics E-CHAPTER

22 The lymphatic system And immunity E-CHAPTER

23 The respiratory system E-CHAPTER

24 The digestive system E-CHAPTER

25 Metabolism and nutrition E-CHAPTER

26 The urinary system E-CHAPTER

27 Fluid, electrolyte, and Acid–base homeostasis E-CHAPTER

28 The reproductive systems E-CHAPTER

29 Development and inheritance E-CHAPTER

Appendix A: measurements 749

Appendix b: Periodic table 751

Appendix c: normal values for selected blood tests 752

Appendix d: normal values for selected urine tests 754

Glossary 756

Endnotes 785

Credits 790

Index 793