Laboratory Manual for Anatomy & Physiology, 7th edition

Published by Pearson (January 4, 2019) © 2020

  • Elaine N. Marieb Holyoke Community College
  • Pamela B. Jackson Piedmont Technical College


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For 2-semester human anatomy and physiology laboratory.

A concise, workbook-style A&P lab manual

The Laboratory Manual for Anatomy & Physiology is designed to complement Marieb and Hoehn's streamlined Anatomy & Physiology text but can be used with any 2-semester anatomy & physiology lab course. In full color, the 27 activity-based lab exercises use a workbook-style approach to build students' observational and laboratory skills. Each lab includes learning objectives, summaries of key concepts, and a list of materials needed for the lab.

The 7th Edition adds dozens of new, full-color illustrations and photos and includes new critical thinking and clinical application questions.

Hallmark features of this title

Concise workbook-style exercises

  • Easy-to-follow exercises help students comprehend and retain material. Exercises include background information, objectives, step-by-step instructions, and efficient tear-out review sheets for pre- or post-lab review.
  • Workbook-style, student-friendly design summarizes complex information into visual summary tables and streamlines background information, providing space for students to write and draw.

Visualizing anatomical structures and physiological concepts

  • The art program uses rich, vibrant colors; 3D realistic rendering; and includes brand-new cadaver and histology photos.
  • A full-color, 55-plate Histology Atlas provides references to the photomicrographs found in select figure legends throughout the lab manual.

New and updated features of this title

Concise workbook-style exercises

  • UPDATED: Photos replace figures to show realistic details and views. For example, Figure 5.2, Epithelial tissues provides a 3D view of organ examples.

Engage students

  • NEW: Clinical Application Questions have been added to the Exercise Review Sheets and challenge students to apply lab concepts and critical-thinking skills to real-world clinical scenarios.
  • UPDATED: Dozens of new, full-color illustrations and photos replace many black and white line drawings to help students differentiate among structures and more easily interpret diagrams.

Visualizing anatomical structures and physiological concepts

  • IMPROVED: Interior design incorporates more saturated colors in headings and exercise tabs to improve readability.


  1. The Language of Anatomy
  2. Organ Systems Overview


  1. The Cell - Anatomy and Division
  2. Cell Membrane Transport Mechanisms


  1. Classification of Tissues
  2. The Skin (Integumentary System)


  1. Overview of the Skeleton
  2. The Axial Skeleton
  3. The Appendicular Skeleton
  4. Joints and Body Movements


  1. Microscopic Anatomy and Organization of Skeletal Muscle
  2. Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System


  1. Neuron Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves
  3. Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
  4. Human Reflex Physiology
  5. The Special Senses Functional
  6. Functional Anatomy of the Endocrine Glands


  1. Blood
  2. Anatomy of the Heart
  3. Anatomy of Blood Vessels
  4. Human Cardiovascular Physiology - Blood Pressure and Pulse Determinations


  1. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
  2. Respiratory System Physiology


  1. Functional Anatomy of the Digestive System
  2. Functional Anatomy of the Urinary System
  3. Anatomy of the Reproductive System


  • Histology Atlas
  • A: The Microscope

About our authors

Elaine N. Marieb received her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and joined the faculty of the Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community College. While teaching at Holyoke Community College, where many of her students were pursuing nursing degrees, she developed a desire to better understand the relationship between the scientific study of the human body and the clinical aspects of the nursing practice. To that end, while continuing to teach full time, Dr. Marieb pursued her nursing education, which culminated in a Master of Science degree with a clinical specialization in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts. It is this experience that has informed the development of the unique perspective and accessibility for which her publications are known.

Dr. Marieb has given generously to provide opportunities for students to further their education. She funds the E.N. Marieb Science Research Awards at Mount Holyoke College, which promotes research by undergraduate science majors, and has underwritten renovation of the biology labs in Clapp Laboratory at that college. Dr. Marieb also contributes to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she provided funding for reconstruction and instrumentation of a cutting-edge cytology research laboratory. Recognizing the severe national shortage of nursing faculty, she underwrites the Nursing Scholars of the Future Grant Program at the university.

In 2012 and 2017, Dr. Marieb gave generous philanthropic support to Florida Gulf Coast University as a long-term investment in education, research, and training for healthcare and human services professionals in the local community. In honor of her contributions, the university is now home to the Elaine Nicpon Marieb College of Health and Human Services.

Lori A. Smith received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis. Before discovering her passion for teaching, she worked as a research scientist and project leader in the medical diagnostics industry. In 1999, she joined the faculty at American River College in the Biology Department. Currently she teaches anatomy and physiology and microbiology to pre-nursing and mortuary science students at American River College. Starting in 2005, she began co-authoring Pearson's PhysioEx: Laboratory Simulations in Physiology and has continued to co-author several versions of the software and lab manual. Dr. Smith has been awarded “Instructor of the Year” by the American River College Associated Students for her commitment to serving students, and she is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).

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