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The Human Body In Health and Illness
Barbara Herlihy, PhD (Physiology), RN, Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX; and Nancy K. Maebius, PhD, RN, Instructor, The Health Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Imprint: W.B. Saunders
Nursing - Basic Sciences

Fun to read and clearly written, this full-color textbook presents fundamental anatomy and physiology knowledge in an engaging manner. The new second edition simplifies complex concepts and applies them to common problems in patient care. Special attention is given to the anatomy and physiology knowledge that is needed for an understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology. The underlying physiology of pathologic conditions is explained in a common-sense approach with specific clinical examples.

Key Features

  • Original, full-color illustrations complement the text. Accurate, attractive, and precise, the art helps to simplify the most complex and fundamental concepts. Many small reference figures and insets are included for context.
  • Original, full-color cartoons use humor to reinforce content, making the text more user-friendly.
  • Do You Know... boxes are brief, sometimes illustrated, and cover issues appropriate to the subject. Many elaborate on pathophysiology; while others pique reader interest with historical background information.
  • Disorders of the System is a table of specific disorders related to individual body systems.
  • As You Age boxes describe how human anatomy and physiology is affected by aging.
  • Sum It Up! content is included throughout chapters and provides reinforcement and a summary of key topics.
  • Key Terms with pronunciation guides are in each chapter opener. All Key Terms are in color and are defined in the Glossary.
  • A Summary Outline at the end of each chapter functions as a useful study tool.
  • The Glossary is extensive, including all Key Terms, all boldfaced terms, and additional terms all with pronunciation guides.
New to this Edition
  • Each soft-cover version of the textbook includes the Body Spectrum Electronic Anatomy Coloring Book CD-ROM. This interactive software simplifies the way students learn anatomy and medical terminology. It offers 80 detailed anatomy illustrations that can be colored online or printed out to color and study offline.
  • A new chapter, Microbiology Basics (Chapter 5), includes pathogens and disorders caused by them, microorganisms, and the spread of infection.
  • The Endocrine chapter includes revised and simplified content and illustrations.
  • New Do You Know... boxes are included throughout.
  • Review Your Knowledge questions at the end of the chapter include multiple-choice as well as short-answer questions.
  • Answers to multiple-choice questions appear on the inside back cover for quick access. Answers to short-answer questions appear in the Instructor's Manual.

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Book Human Body in Health and Illness , 4th Edition

$54.95  

Format Softcover
Medium Paper
ISBN 9781416068426
Copyright Year 2010
Edition 4
Length 542 Pages

Using colorful cartoons, illustrations, and an easy-to-read approach, The Human Body in Health and Illness, 4th Edition makes it fun to learn anatomy & physiology. Clear, step-by-step explanations provide all the information you need to know, so concepts are easy to understand even if you have a limited background in the sciences. Written by well-known educator Barbara Herlihy, the book begins with a basic discussion of the human body and cellular structure and moves toward genetics and the greater complexity of the human organism. It breaks down complex concepts and processes into digestible chunks, and new features such as Re-Think and Go Figure! help you apply what you've learned to common problems in patient care.

Key Features

  • Unique! Original, colorful cartoons use humor to reinforce content, making it more accessible and user-friendly.
  • Original, full-color illustrations complement the text and simplify both fundamental and complex concepts.
  • Key terms are listed in chapter openers and defined in the glossary.
  • A summary outline at the end of each chapter provides a useful study tool.
  • Review Your Knowledge questions at the end of each chapter include multiple-choice and matching
  • Unique! Do You Know boxes discuss pathophysiology issues or provide a historical connection to A&P.
  • Unique! Disorders of the _____ System tables summarize specific disorders related to individual body systems for easy reference.
  • Sum It Up! reinforces and summarizes key topics.
  • As You Age boxes describe how aging affects human anatomy and physiology.
  • An updated Evolve companion website provides access to posttests, animations, an audio glossary, and additional Do You Know vignettes.

    New to This Edition

  • Re-Think sections ask you to review concepts and apply what you�ve learned.
  • Unique! Ramp It Up! boxes connect material in the text to the clinical setting and your future career.
  • Unique! Build-a-Word boxes help you learn and build upon new medical terminology.
  • Unique! Go Figure! features ask you to reexamine diagrams, reinforcing the key points of each one.
  • Unique! Bridges to Nursing Assessment Labs on the companion Evolve website bridge the gap between A&P theory and clinical application.


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