Physiology Demystified

Paperback | July 16, 2004

byDale Layman

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Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know.

McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find.

Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

A complete, self-teaching guide to the function and interaction of bodily systems, with coverage of: comparative physiology, functions at the chemical and cellular levels, organic compounds, the cell, physiology of muscle, nerves and glands, sensory physiology, motor functions, autonomic nerves and the endocrine system, air and blood transport, digestive and genitourinary systems, and more.

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Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unl...

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THE HUMAN BODY FOR EVERYBODY!If you've ever wondered how the body functions -- how it converts food to energy, registers hunger or thirst, balances on two legs, responds to danger or a pleasing face -- now you can find out. In Physiology Demystified, popular physiology professor Dale Layman provides an effective and painless way to lea...

Dale Layman, Ph.D., Grand Ph.D. in Medicine, is a popular professor of biology and human anatomy and physiology at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He is the author of many articles, as well as Anatomy Demystified and Biology Demystified, two closely related books in this series. He is the first Grand Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:411 pages, 9 × 7.1 × 1.13 inPublished:July 16, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071438289

ISBN - 13:9780071438285

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART 1: THE GOLDEN PATH OF BODY FUNCTION

Chapter 1: Physiology: Our Life Is a Path Through Bodyspace

Chapter 2: Control of the Internal Environment: A Story About Feedback and Homeostasis

PART 2: FUNCTIONS AT THE CHEMICAL AND CELLULAR LEVELS

Chapter 3: Chemical Functions: "Hey! We've Got Dirt Moving Around in our body basement!"

Chapter 4: The Cell: A Tiny Arena of Life

PART 3: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF SKIN, BONE, AND MUSCLE

Chapter 5: Working the Human "Hard" Drives: The Physiology of Skins and Skeletons

Chapter 6: "Gentlemen, Fire Up Your Engines!": The Physiology of Neurons and Muscle Fibers

PART 4: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NERVES AND GLANDS

Chapter 7: "What Happens When We Step on a Nail?": The Physiology of Nerves and Reflex

Chapter 8: Glands: Physiology of the "Ductless Acorns"

PART 5: AIR AND FLUID TRANSPORT: THE CIRCULATORY, LYMPH, AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS

Chapter 9: Physiology of The Circulatory System: Mover of the Blood In A "Little Circle"

Chapter 10: The Physiology of Blood: Helps It Walk with a "Lymph"

Chapter 11: The Respiratory System: Makes You "Breathe Again"

PART 6: PHYSIOLOGY FROM "THE LAND DOWN UNDER": THE DIGESTIVE AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEMS

Chapter 12: The Digestive System: A Miraculous "Grinder"!

Chapter 13: The Genitourinary System: It Allows Us to Release Fluids and "Beget" New Life!

APPENDIX: ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS

INDEX