Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th Edition

ISBN: 9781118774564

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Gerard J. Tortora teaches human anatomy and physiology, and microbiology at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey.

Bryan H. Derrickson teaches human anatomy and physiology, general biology and human sexuality at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida.

Unit I: Organization of the Human Body
1. An Introduction to the Human Body
2. The Chemical Level of Organization
3. The Cellular Level of Organization
4. The Tissue Level of Organization
5. The Integumentary System

Unit II: Principles of Support and Movement
6. The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue
7. The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
8. The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
9. Joints
10. Muscle Tissue
11. The Muscular System

Unit III: Control Systems of the Human Body
12. Nervous Tissue
13. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
14. The Brain and Cranial Nerves
15. The Autonomic Nervous System
16. Sensory, Motor and Integrative Systems
17. The Special Senses
18. The Endocrine System

Unit IV: Maintenance of the Human Body
19. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood
20. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
21. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics
22. The Lymphatic System, Nonspecific Resistance to Disease, and Immunity
23. The Respiratory System
24. The Digestive System
25. Metabolism
26. The Urinary System
27. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis

Unit V: Continuity
28. The Reproductive Systems
29. Development and Inheritance

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