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Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach 3rd Edition

Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach 3rd Edition PDF

Author: Michael McKinley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


Publish Date: January 5, 2018

ISBN-10: 1259398625

Pages: 1272

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

Human anatomy and physiology is a fascinating subject. However, students can be overwhelmed by the complexity, the interrelatedness of concepts from different chapters, and the massive amount of material in the course. Our goal was to create a textbook to guide students on a clearly written and expertly illustrated beginner’s path through the human body.

An Integrative Approach

One of the most daunting challenges that students face in mastering concepts in an anatomy and physiology course is integrating related content from numerous chapters. Understanding  a topic like blood pressure, for example, requires knowledge from the chapters on the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and how these structures are regulated by the nervous and endocrine systems. The usefulness of a human anatomy and physiology text is dependent in part on how successfully it helps students integrate these related concepts. Without this, students are only acquiring what seems like unrelated facts without seeing how they fit into the whole.

To adequately explain such complex concepts to beginning students in our own classrooms, we as teachers present multiple topics over the course of many class periods, all the while balancing these detailed explanations with refreshers of content previously covered and intermittent glimpses of the big picture. Doing so ensures that students learn not only the individual pieces, but also how the pieces ultimately fit together. This book represents our best effort to replicate this teaching process. In fact, it is the effective integration of concepts throughout the text that makes this book truly unique from other undergraduate anatomy and physiology texts.

Our goal of emphasizing the interrelatedness of body systems and the connections between form and function necessitates a wellthought- out pedagogical platform to deliver the content. First and foremost, we have written a very user-friendly text with concise, accurate descriptions that are thorough, but don’t overwhelm readers with nonessential details. The text narrative is deeply integrated with corresponding illustrations drawn specifically to match the textual explanations. In addition, we have included a set of “Integrate” features that support our theme and work together to give the student a well-rounded introduction to anatomy and physiology. Integrate:

Concept Overview

figures are one- or two-page visual summaries that aggregate related concepts in a big-picture view. These comprehensive figures link multiple sections of a chapter together in a cohesive snapshot ideal for study and review. Integrate:


Connections boxes provide glimpses of how concepts at hand will play out in upcoming chapters, and also pull vital information from earlier chapters back into the discussion at crucial points when relevant to a new topic. Integrate: Clinical View discussions apply concepts from the surrounding narrative to practical or clinical contexts, providing examples of what can go wrong in the human body to help crystallize understanding of the “norm.” Integrate:


Strategy boxes infuse each chapter with practical study tips to understand and remember information. Learning strategies include mnemonics, analogies, and kinesthetic activities that students can perform to relate the anatomy and physiology to their own bodies. Finally, the digital assets that accompany our book are tied to each section’s learning objectives and previewed in the Integrate: Online Study Tools boxes at the end of each chapter.


Chapter 1 The Sciences of Anatomy and Physiology 1
Chapter 2 Atoms, Ions, and Molecules 31
Chapter 3 Energy, Chemical Reactions, and Cellular Respiration 72
Chapter 4 Biology of the Cell 104
Chapter 5 Tissue Organization 153
Chapter 6 Integumentary System 187
Chapter 7 Skeletal System: Bone Structure and Function 213
Chapter 8 Skeletal System: Axial and Appendicular Skeleton 241
Chapter 9 Skeletal System: Articulations 299
Chapter 10 Muscle Tissue 333
Chapter 11 Muscular System: Axial and Appendicular Muscles 374
Chapter 12 Nervous System: Nervous Tissue 438
Chapter 13 Nervous System: Brain and Cranial Nerves 485
Chapter 14 Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves 539
Chapter 15 Nervous System: Autonomic Nervous System 582
Chapter 16 Nervous System: Senses 610
Chapter 17 Endocrine System 662
Chapter 18 Cardiovascular System: Blood 711
Chapter 19 Cardiovascular System: Heart 741
Chapter 20 Cardiovascular System: Vessels and Circulation 786
Chapter 21 Lymphatic System 843
Chapter 22 Immune System and the Body’s Defense 859
Chapter 23 Respiratory System 900
Chapter 24 Urinary System 954
Chapter 25 Fluid and Electrolytes 1000
Chapter 26 Digestive System 1034
Chapter 27 Nutrition and Metabolism 1082
Chapter 28 Reproductive System 1104
Chapter 29 Development, Pregnancy, and Heredity 1149

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