Publisher description for Anatomy & physiology / Rod R. Seeley, Trent D. Stephens, Philip Tate.


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Counter Anatomy and Physiology is designed to help students develop a solid, basic understanding of anatomy and physiology without an encyclopedic presentation of detail. Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to carefully describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems. The basic recipe that has been followed for six editions of this text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life. To emphasize the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it. Timely and interesting examples demonstrate the application of knowledge in a clinical context. All content is presented within a framework of pedagogical tools that not only help students study and remember the material, but also challenge them to synthesize the information they gain from their reading and apply it to new and practical uses. Because they require a working knowledge of key concepts and stimulate the development of problem-solving skills, this text emphasizes critical thinking exercises as an important route to student success.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Human physiology, Human anatomy, Physiology, Anatomy