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For the one-semester human anatomy laboratory course.

Everything students need for a successful lab experience

With 30 exercises covering all body systems, a clear, engaging writing style, and full-color illustrations, Human Anatomy Laboratory Manual with Cat Dissections, 9th Edition provides everything needed for a successful lab experience. Visual Summary Tables present complex information, and “Why This Matters” boxes help students relate the lab activity to a real-life or clinical example. 

The 9th Edition features new Clinical Application Questionsthatchallenge students to apply lab concepts and critical-thinking skills to real-world clinical scenarios. And new full-color illustrations and photos replace many black and white line drawings to help students differentiate among structures and more easily interpret diagrams. The lab manual complies with the illustration and presentation style of Human Physiology text, but can be paired with any human anatomy textbook.

Table of contents

Preface for the Instructor

A Word to the Student

The Human Body: An Orientation

Exercise 1. The Language of Anatomy

Exercise 2. Organ Systems Overview

The Microscope and Its Uses

Exercise 3. The Microscope


The Cell

Exercise 4. The Cell: Anatomy and Division

Histology: Basic Tissues of the Body

Exercise 5. Classification of Tissues

The Integumentary System

Exercise 6. The Integumentary System


The Skeletal System

Exercise 7. Overview of the Skeleton: Classification and Structure of Bones and Cartilages

Exercise 8. The Axial Skeleton

Exercise 9. The Appendicular Skeleton

Exercise 10. Articulations and Body Movements


The Muscular System

Exercise 11. Microscopic Anatomy and Organization of Skeletal Muscle

Exercise 12. Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System

The Nervous System

Exercise 13. Histology of Nervous Tissue

Exercise 14. Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves

Exercise 15. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves

Exercise 16. The Autonomic Nervous System

Exercise 17. Special Senses: Anatomy of the Visual System

Exercise 18. Special Senses: Visual Tests and Experiments

Exercise 19. Special Senses: Hearing and Equilibrium

Exercise 20. Special Senses: Olfaction and Taste

The Endocrine System

Exercise 21. Functional Anatomy of the Endocrine Glands

The Circulatory System

Exercise 22. Blood

Exercise 23. Anatomy of the Heart

Exercise 24. Anatomy of Blood Vessels

Exercise 25. The Lymphatic System and Immune Response

The Respiratory System

Exercise 26. Anatomy of the Respiratory System

The Digestive System

Exercise 27. Anatomy of the Digestive System

The Urinary System

Exercise 28. Anatomy of the Urinary System

The Reproductive System

Exercise 29. Anatomy of the Reproductive System

Surface Anatomy

Exercise 30. Surface Anatomy Roundup

Appendix: The Metric System



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