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Schaum's Easy Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology / Edition 2

Schaum's Easy Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology / Edition 2


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When you need just the essentials of human anatomy and physiology, this Easy Outlines book is there to help

If you are looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview of human anatomy and physiology, it’s got to be Schaum's Easy Outline. This book is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its Schaum’s Outline cousin, with an emphasis on clarity and conciseness.

Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give you quick pointers to the essentials.

  • Perfect if you have missed class or need extra review
  • Gives you expert help from teachers who are authorities in their fields
  • So small and light that it fits in your backpack!

Topics include: Introduction to the Human Body,
Cellular Chemistry,
Cell Structure and Function,
Integumentary System,
Skeletal System,
Muscle Tissue and Mode of Contraction,
Muscular System,
Nervous Tissue,
Central Nervous System,
Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System,
Sensory Organs,
Endocrine System,
Cardiovascular System: Blood,
Cardiovascular System: The Heart

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071745864
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/22/2010
Series: Schaum's Easy Outlines Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 369,318
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Kent Van De Graaff is a well-known and highly respected author. For McGraw-Hill, he has written the best selling human anatomy text and a top human A&P text. He received his Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University.

R. Ward Rhees is a Professor of Zoology at Brigham Young University. He received his B.S. (1967) in Pharmacy at the University of Utah and his Ph.D. (1971) in Physiology at Colorado State University. He taught at Weber State College and has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Anatomy and the Brian Research Institute at the UCLA School of Medicine. His research on sexual differentiation of the brain has been published in numerous leading scholarly journals and presented at national and international conferences.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Human Body 1

Chapter 2 Cellular Chemistry 7

Chapter 3 Cell Structure and Function 14

Chapter 4 Tissues 21

Chapter 5 Integumentary System 28

Chapter 6 Skeletal System 34

Chapter 7 Muscle Tissue and Mode of Contraction 49

Chapter 8 Muscular System 58

Chapter 9 Nervous Tissue 65

Chapter 10 Central Nervous System 72

Chapter 11 Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System 79

Chapter 12 Sensory Organs 88

Chapter 13 Endocrine System 97

Chapter 14 Cardiovascular System: Blood 104

Chapter 15 Cardiovascular System: The Heart 110

Chapter 16 Cardiovascular System: Vessels and Blood Circulation 118

Chapter 17 Lymphatic System and Body Immunity 125

Chapter 18 Respiratory System 132

Chapter 19 Digestive System 139

Chapter 20 Metabolism, and Temperature Regulation 148

Chapter 21 Urinary System 154

Chapter 22 Water and Electrolyte Balance 161

Chapter 23 Reproductive System 165

Index 175

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