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Human Physiology

Human Physiology - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072440829

Cover of Human Physiology 8TH 04 (ISBN 978-0072440829)
ISBN13: 978-0072440829
ISBN10: 0072440821

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $147.50

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Human Physiology - 8TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072440829

Stuart Ira Fox

ISBN13: 978-0072440829
ISBN10: 0072440821

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 8TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

Human Physiology is intended for the one-semester Human Physiology course often taken by allied health and other biology students. The beginning chapters introduce basic chemical and biological concepts to provide students with the framework they need to comprehend physiological principles. The chapters that follow promote conceptual understanding rather than rote memorization of facts. Health applications are included throughout to heighten interest, deepen understanding of physiological concepts, and help students relate the material to their individual career goals. Every effort has been made to help students integrate related concepts, and understand the relationships between anatomical structures and their functions.

New to This Edition

  • Improved Art Program! In the 8th edition, we have continued our efforts to overhaul the art and brighten the images to improve the visual appeal overall.
  • Content updated throughout to reflect the most current developments in the field. An example of the new topics that have been added are: Neural stem cells, Integrins, and Taste cells and the sense of taste.


  • The innovative pedagogical techniques utilized in Human Physiology helps students to make the most of the information in the text. Each chapter includes the following learning aids:
  • 1) "Refresh Your Memory" boxes at the start of chapters alert students to material covered in previous chapters they may need to review as they begin a new chapter.
  • 2) Take Advantage of the Technology boxes acquaint students with the wide range of resources available on the text web site and within the Multimedia Applications to complement each chapter in the textbook.
  • 3) Clinical Investigations are brief case studies presented at the beginning of the chapters to present a fascinating puzzle. Clues to solving the case are given along the way, as each relevant piece of information is presented.
  • 4) Clinical and Fitness Applications boxes help students understand physiological concepts through medical and exercise applications.
  • 5) Test Yourself Before You Continue Questions are placed at the end of every major section so students can quickly assess whether they are ready to move on to the next section.
  • 6) Interactions pages provide cross-links (with page references) to information in other chapters of the book. The page references are similar to hyperlinks on the internet; in fact they're called HPer Links (a hybrid of hyperlinks and the initials of Human Physiology).
  • 7) Review Activities at the end of each chapter, are organized into three learning levels- Knowledge of Terms and Facts, Understanding of Concepts, and Analyze and Apply your Knowledge. This graduated approach is designed to assist students as they progress from memorization to higher levels of understanding.

Author Bio

Fox, Stuart Ira : Los Angeles Pierce College

Table of Contents

1 The Study of Body Function
2 Chemical Composition of the Body
3 Cell Structure and Genetic Control
4 Enzymes and Energy
5 Cell Respiration and Metabolism
6 Interactions Between Cells and the Extracellular Environment
7 The Nervous System: Neurons and Synapses
8 The Central Nervous System
9 The Autonomic Nervous System
10 Sensory Physiology
11 Endocrine Glands: Secretion and Action of Hormones
12 Muscle: Mechanisms of Contraction and Neural Control
13 Heart and Circulation
14 Cardiac Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure
15 The Immune System
16 Respiratory Physiology
17 Physiology of the Kidneys
18 The Digestive System
19 Regulation of Metabolism
20 Reproduction

Appendix A Solutions to Clinical Investigations
Appendix B Answers to Test Your Knowledge of Terms and Facts

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