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  • ISBN: 9781119345237
  • ISBN: 1119345235
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 3rd edition.
  • Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]

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General Note: "For dummies®, a Wiley brand".
Includes index.
Previous edition: 2016.
Formatted Contents Note: Locating physiology on the web of knowledge. Anatomy and physiology: the big picture ; What your body does all day ; A bit about cell biology -- Sizing up the structural layers. Getting the skinny on skin, hair, and nails ; Scrutinizing the skeletal system ; Muscles: setting you in motion -- Talking to yourself. The nervous system: your body's circuit board ; The endocrine system: releasing chemical messages -- Exploring the inner workings of the body. The cardiovascular system: getting your blood pumping ; The respiratory system: breathing life into your body ; The digestive system: beginning the breakdown ; The urinary system: cleaning up the act ; The lymphatic system: living in a microbe jungle -- Life's rich pageant: reproduction and development. The reproductive system ; Change and development over the life span -- The part of tens. Ten (or so) chemistry concepts related to anatomy and physiology ; Ten phabulous physiology phacts.
Summary, etc.: Combines anatomical terminology and function so readers not only learn names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Readers of this updated edition will come to understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology, will get to know the body's anatomical structures, and will gain insights into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health.
Subject: Human anatomy
Human physiology
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