Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 8th edition

  • Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

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Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach engages you in developing an understanding of human physiology and in moving beyond memorization as you learn to think critically in solving real-world problems. The foundation of Dr. Silverthorn's approach is her active learning instruction style that integrates big picture themes with up-to-date cellular and molecular physiology topics.

The 8th Edition features new Try It activities that present a real-world research problem or a classic experiment and guide you in thinking like a scientist. Updated Focus on…Graphing activities engage you in active learning and Focus on…Mapping helps you in creating concept maps.

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780135212905

Subject: Anatomy & Physiology

Category: Human Physiology



  1. Introduction to Physiology
  2. Molecular Interactions
  3. Compartmentation: Cells and Tissues
  4. Energy and Cellular Metabolism
  5. Membrane Dynamics
  6. Communication, Integration, and Homeostasis


  1. Introduction to the Endocrine System
  2. Neurons: Cellular and Network Properties
  3. The Central Nervous System
  4. Sensory Physiology
  5. Efferent Division: Autonomic and Somatic Motor Control
  6. Muscles
  7. Integrative Physiology I: Control of Body Movement


  1. Cardiovascular Physiology
  2. Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure
  3. Blood
  4. Mechanics of Breathing
  5. Gas Exchange and Transport
  6. The Kidneys
  7. Integrative Physiology II: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance


  1. The Digestive System
  2. Metabolism and Energy Balance
  3. Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism
  4. The Immune System
  5. Integrative Physiology III: Exercise
  6. Reproduction and Development

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