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Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care,9780132342988

Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/2/2007
Publisher(s): Pearson
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

This newly revised paramedic specific book has been developed to meet the needs of a paramedic program and the interests of trained EMS workers, covering appropriate A&P as well as specific clinical applications. It will enable readers to develop their problem solving skills, build a foundation of basic concepts and essential knowledge, and master terminology and principles important to an understanding of the human body. Chapter topics cover an introduction to anatomy and physiology; the chemical level of organization; cell structure and function; the tissue level of organization; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and endocrine systems; the general and special senses; the cardiovascular system including individual chapters on blood, the heart, and blood vessels and circulation; the lymphatic system and immunity; nutrition and metabolism; the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems; and development and inheritance. New to this edition are Key Notes that call out core concepts in anatomy and physiology through out the book. These factual statements are highlighted with an icon and appear at appropriate points throughout the chapters.Paramedics

Table of Contents

Preface
An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
The Chemical Level of Organization
Cell Structure and Function
The Tissue Level of Organization
The Integumentary System
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Nervous System
The General and Special Senses
The Endocrine System
The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
The Lymphatic System and Immunity
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
Nutrition and Metabolism
The Urinary System
The Reproductive System
Development and Inheritance
Answers to Concept Check and Chapter Review Questions
A Periodic Chart of the Elements
Weights and Measures
Normal Physiological Values
Key Notes
Glossary/Index
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