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Principles of Human Anatomy By Gerard J. Tortora

Principles of Human Anatomy

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A guide to the basic principles of human anatomy, including figure questions, self-quizzes, critical thinking questions and an atlas of the human skeleton. An analysis of the body's structure is provided, and linked to functions to help the student understand anatomical concepts.
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Principles of Human Anatomy by Gerard J. Tortora

This text provides students with a basic understanding of the human body, focusing on anatomy. Features new to this edition include figure questions, self-quizzes and critical thinking questions. Art and text are integrated to provide an analysis of the body's structures, linking them to functions to help the student understand anatomical concepts. An atlas of the human skeleton is also included, and this acts as an aid to supplement the text and illustrations. The focus is on anatomy and anatomical terminology, with as few references to physiology as possible. It also explores the defects and disorders in clinical settings.

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Table of Contents

An introduction to the human body; cells; tissues; the integumentary system; bone tissues; the skeletal system - the axial skeleton; the skeletal system - the appendicular skeleton; joints; muscle tissue; the muscular system; surface anatomy; the cardiovascular system - blood; the cardiovascular system - the heart; the cardiovascular system - blood vessels; the lymphatic system; nervous tissue; the spinal cord and the spinal nerves; the brain and the cranial nerves; the general senses; the autonomic nervous system; the endocrine system; the respiratory system; the digestive system; the urinary system; the reproductive system; developmental anatomy. Appendix: answers to self quizzes; answers to critical thinking questions.

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Principles of Human Anatomy by Gerard J. Tortora
Gerard J. Tortora
Used - Well Read
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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