Anatomy & Physiology


Human Anatomy and Physiology is designed for the two-semester anatomy and physiology course taken by life science and allied health students.The app follows the scope and sequence of most Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, and its coverage and organization were informed by hundreds of instructors who teach the course.

The artwork for this app is aimed focusing student learning through a powerful blend of traditional depictions and instructional innovations. Color is used sparingly, to emphasize the most important aspects of any given illustration. Significant use of micrographs from the University of Michigan complement the illustrations, and provide the students with a meaningful alternate depiction of each concept. Finally, enrichment elements provide relevance and deeper context for students, particularly in the areas of health, disease, and information relevant to their intended careers.


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  • 197 Lessons-
  • 28 Quizzes-
  • 714 Practice questions-
  • 370 Flashcards-
  • 3187 Glossaries

Unit 1: Levels of OrganizationChapters 1–4 provide students with a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology, including its language, the levels of organization, and the basics of chemistry and cell biology. These chapters provide a foundation for the further study of the body. They also focus particularly on how the body’s regions, important chemicals, and cells maintain homeostasis.Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Human BodyChapter 2 The Chemical Level of OrganizationChapter 3 The Cellular Level of OrganizationChapter 4 The Tissue Level of Organization

Unit 2: Support and MovementIn Chapters 5–11, students explore the skin, the largest organ of the body, and examine the body’s skeletal and muscular systems, following a traditional sequence of topics. This unit is the first to walk students through specific systems of the body, and as it does so, it maintains a focus on homeostasis as well as those diseases and conditions that can disrupt it.Chapter 5 The Integumentary SystemChapter 6 Bone and Skeletal TissueChapter 7 The Axial SkeletonChapter 8 The Appendicular SkeletonChapter 9 JointsChapter 10 Muscle TissueChapter 11 The Muscular System

Unit 3: Regulation, Integration, and ControlChapters 12–17 help students answer questions about nervous and endocrine system control and regulation. In a break with the traditional sequence of topics, the special senses are integrated into the chapter on the somatic nervous system. The chapter on the neurological examination offers students a unique approach to understanding nervous system function using five simple but powerful diagnostic tests.Chapter 12 Introduction to the Nervous SystemChapter 13 The Anatomy of the Nervous SystemChapter 14 The Somatic Nervous SystemChapter 15 The Autonomic Nervous SystemChapter 16 The Neurological ExamChapter 17 The Endocrine System

Unit 4: Fluids and TransportIn Chapters 18–21, students examine the principal means of transport for materials needed to support the human body, regulate its internal environment, and provide protection.Chapter 18 BloodChapter 19 The Cardiovascular System: The HeartChapter 20 The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and CirculationChapter 21 The Lymphatic System and Immunity

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental ExchangeIn Chapters 22–26, students discover the interaction between body systems and the outside environment for the exchange of materials, the capture of energy, the release of waste, and the overall maintenance of the internal systems that regulate the exchange. The explanations and illustrations are particularly focused on how structure relates to function.Chapter 22 The Respiratory

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