The Human Body in Health & Disease - Soft Cover Version, 3rd Edition
Outstanding coverage of basic anatomy and physiology plus the mechanisms of disease and pathologic conditionsTable of Contents
New to This Edition
The Human Body in Health & Disease 3rd edition, not only presents a body systems approach with a strong emphasis on vocabulary and basic anatomy and physiology concepts, but it also presents the basic mechanisms of disease and pathologic conditions associated with each body system. This comprehensive text is dominated by two unifying themes: the complementarity of structure and function and homeostasis. The integrating principle of homeostasis is used to show how normalstructure and function is achieved and maintained. Failures of homeostasis are shown as basic mechanisms of disease. As a result, anatomy, physiology, and pathology emerge as living and dynamic topics of personal interest and relevance to the student at this level. Content covers topics in a very friendly writing style that has won the loyalty of many users and has made Health & Disease one of the topbooks in this market.
- Boxed essays highlighting clinical examples to reinforce the concepts of how disease affects normal function and how therapies can restore normal function; health and wellness issues to reinforce the basic concepts of human structure and function by applying them in practical ways to current problems in health Study Tipswith collaborative learning activities are now listed at the end of each chapter to assist the student in how best to study the chapter materials, making this text even more student friendly than ever before.
- A new design and updated art program makes this edition even more attractive and motivating for the beginning anatomy and physiology student
By Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin- River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin; and Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Sciences, St. Charles County Community College, St. Peters, Missouri, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, Saint Louis, Missouri