Anatomy and Physiology

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Ever wonder how the human body functions? Anatomy and Physiology describes in depth the many ways that our body works for us everyday. The textbook is a great tool for students taking both beginner and intermediate anatomy and physiology courses.

Anatomy and Physiology by openstax

Get up to speed on the human body and its functions with Anatomy and Physiology. Ten senior authors collaborated with dozens of other contributors to create this clear, comprehensive textbook on the subject. Therefore, the book is a great tool for professors creating lesson plans, as well as students learning these topics for the first time. For instance, anatomy and physiology is deeply rooted in medical field, so this book is a great tool for Pre-Med, nursing, and allied health students.

Anatomy and Physiology aims to accompany a yearlong course in its contents. Because of this, students will learn in a gradual, structured way with the help of this textbook. For example, the book breaks down into units. The six overarching units in Anatomy and Physiology are Levels of Organization; Support and Movement; Regulation, Integration, and Control; Fluids and Transport; Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange, and Human Development and the Continuity of Life. Then, each unit divides into chapters and sections for readers to carefully digest.

Within the Anatomy and Physiology, there are many tables, diagrams, and lists of key terms. Some chapters also have QR-codes, which students can scan with their smartphones to access supplementary information online. There are also links to this same content to access on a desktop computer or laptop. Students can then watch videos and engage with exercises to enhance their understanding of the material. In addition, there is a Anatomy and Physiology with minimal color, where color appears only specifically emphasize certain parts of diagrams. This helps readers take in more information.

Senior Contributing Authors of Anatomy and Physiology

J. Gordon Betts, Tyler Junior College | Peter DeSaix, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Eddie Johnson, Central Oregon Community College | Jody E. Johnson, Arapahoe Community College | Oksana Korol, Aims Community College | Dean H. Kruse, Portland Community College | Brandon Poe, Springfield Technical Community College | James A. Wise, Hampton University | Mark Womble, Youngstown State University | Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach

Publisher: OpenStax
License: Attribution

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