The Human Body in Health & Disease - Hardcover, 6th Edition

The Human Body in Health & Disease - Hardcover

6th Edition

By Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (adjunct), New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO and Gary A. Thibodeau, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI


  1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Body
  2. Chemistry of Life
  3. Cells
  4. Tissues
  5. Organ Systems of the Body
  6. Mechanisms of Disease
  7. The Integumentary System and Body Membranes
  8. The Skeletal System
  9. The Muscular System
  10. The Nervous System
  11. The Senses
  12. The Endocrine System
  13. Blood
  14. The Heart
  15. The Circulation of the Blood
  16. The Lymphatic System and Immunity
  17. The Respiratory System
  18. The Digestive System
  19. Nutrition and Metabolism
  20. The Urinary System
  21. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
  22. Acid-Base Balance
  23. The Reproductive Systems
  24. Growth and Development
  25. Genetics and Genetic Diseases

Appendix A: Examples of Pathological Conditions

Appendix B: Medical Terminology

Appendix C: Clinical and Laboratory Values

Glossary

Illustration/Photo Credits

Index