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Human Body in Health and Disease, The, 1/e

Frederic H. Martini
Edwin Bartholomew

Coming December, 1999 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 2000, 544 pp.
ISBN 0-13-856816-2

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This text is designed for a one-term course covering the basics of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the mechanisms of disease. Courses are for non-science majors and may be in allied health or pre-professional departments or certificate programs at 2-year colleges or hospitals. This text includes basic concepts of A&P, integrated disease-related information, clinical applications, and terminology—all without excessive detail. It is written by an author team known for its clarity of presentation and outstanding illustration program.


Introduces a separate chapter (Chapter 6) on “Mechanisms of Disease,” covering the classification and diagnosis of diseases, the fundamentals of infectious diseases, and the transmission and control of pathogens—This chapter appears early in the text and serves as a foundation for the study of disease.

  • Students can apply this foundation of disease as they study the individual human body systems.
Integrates a wealth of disease-related information and applications throughout each chapter.
  • As students study each body system in a state of health, they also learn what happens if it's in a state of disease.
Presents only the most basic coverage of each body system—Each chapter that covers a major body system begins with a “System Brief” which provides an overview of that system's functions. The rest of the chapter covers the basic concepts of the system.
  • Students can concentrate on the big picture without getting overwhelmed by the details.
Showcases a superior illustration program—Featuring award-winning illustrations by Bill Ober. The illustrations are large, clear and easy to study from.
Macro-to-micro illustrations provide excellent visual support by allowing students to see anatomy in “exploded” or three-dimensional views—from gross to microscopic.
Orientation icons show reference locations for individual structures.
  • Students are better able to understand the complexities of the human body with large, clear illustrations that relate isolated anatomical elements to the whole body.
Provides numerous pedagogical aids.
Concept Check Questions appear after key concepts, and help students check their understanding of material just covered.
Figure Reference Locators are red dots which appear next to all figure call-outs and function as visual place holders. They allow students to easily study illustrations without losing their place in the narrative.
Concept Links are convenient page reference icons which link students to relevant concepts discussed earlier in the text. Helps students better understand A&P as a whole.
Concept Maps and Flow Charts show students key relationships between structure and function.
  • These aids help students study more efficiently and relate isolated concepts to other concepts within the text.
Fundamentals of A&P Interactive Student CD-ROM is available free with the text—Correlated to Martini's Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 4th edition but applicable to many topics in Essentials of A&P, this powerful learning tool uses interactive cases and animated tutorials to help A&P come alive.
  • Students have access to a powerful and exciting study tool, that helps them visualize key processes.

Table of Contents
    1. An Introduction to the Structure and Function of the Human Body.
    2. Chemistry and the Human Body.
    3. The Structure and Function of Cells.
    4. Tissues and Body Membranes.
    5. Organ Systems: An Overview.
    6. Mechanisms of Disease.
    7. The Integumentary System.
    8. The Skeletal System.
    9. The Muscular System.
    10. The Nervous System 1: Neurons and the Spinal Cord.
    11. The Nervous System 2: The Brain and Cranial Nerves.
    12. The Senses.
    13. The Endocrine System.
    14. The Blood.
    15. The Heart and Circulation.
    16. The Lymphatic System and Immunity.
    17. The Respiratory System.
    18. The Digestive System.
    19. Nutrition and Metabolism.
    20. The Urinary System and Body Fluids.
    21. The Reproductive System.
    22. Development and Inheritance.


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