Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 13th edition

  • Elaine N Marieb, 
  • Suzanne M. Keller

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Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology will help you focus on the essentials of A&P, without getting sidetracked in unnecessary details. The brief and accessible text combines short, easy-to-read chapters with easy-to-follow figures, providing you with the level and depth of content needed to succeed in the one-semester A&P course. The authors hallmark clear and friendly writing style features familiar analogies and abundant mnemonic cues to help you learn and remember concepts.

The 13th Edition maintains the perfect balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage, while presenting new study tools at the end of each chapter. You'll also benefit from new digital resources to help you study more efficiently.

Published by Pearson (June 15th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780135624340

Subject: Anatomy & Physiology

Category: A&P One Semester

Table of contents

Brief Contents

  1. The Human Body: An Orientation
  2. Basic Chemistry
  3. Cells and Tissues
  4. Skin and Body Membranes
  5. The Skeletal System
  6. The Muscular System
  7. The Nervous System
  8. Special Senses
  9. The Endocrine System
  10. Blood
  11. The Cardiovascular System
  12. The Lymphatic System and Body Defenses
  13. The Respiratory System
  14. The Digestive System and Body Metabolism
  15. The Urinary System
  16. The Reproductive System

Appendix A: Answers to Did You Get It?, Questions and Multiple Choice, Review Questions

Appendix B: Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

Appendix C: Periodic Table of the Elements

Appendix D: Key Information about Vitamins and Many Essential Minerals

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