Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies by Donna Rae Siegfried, Maggie Norris

By Donna Rae Siegfried, Maggie Norris

Learn in regards to the human physique from the interior out
Every yr, greater than 100,000 levels are accomplished in biology or biomedical sciences. Anatomy and body structure periods are required for those majors and?others akin to lifestyles sciences and chemistry, and also?for scholars on a pre-med track.?These classes?also?serve as beneficial electives due to the significance and relevance of this subject's content.?Anatomy and body structure For Dummies, 2d Edition, appeals to scholars and life-learners alike, as?a path complement or just as a?guide to?this fascinating field?of?science.
With 25 percent?new and revised content material, together with up-to-date examples and references all through, readers of the hot version will come to appreciate the meanings of phrases in anatomy and body structure, get to understand the body's anatomical buildings, and achieve perception into how the buildings and structures functionality in ailment and health.* New examples, references, and case experiences* up to date info on how structures functionality in affliction and in healthiness* most modern health and wellbeing discovers and insights into how the physique works
Written in undeniable English and choked with dozens of gorgeous illustrations, Anatomy & body structure For Dummies is your consultant to an exquisite voyage of the human physique.

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Here’s the breakdown of humankind: Kingdom Animalia: All animals. Phylum Chordata: Animals that have a number of structures in common, particularly the notochord, a rodlike structure that forms the body’s supporting axis. Subphylum Vertebrata: Animals with backbones. Superclass Tetrapoda: Four-footed vertebrates. Class Mammalia: Tetrapods with hair. Other classes of the vertebrata are Pisces (fish), Amphibia (frogs), Aves (birds), and Reptilia (scaly things). Order Primates: Apes and monkeys. Family Hominidae: Great apes, including humans.

One reason is the contrast between the preciseness with which scientists must name and describe the things they talk about in a scientific context and the relative vagueness and changeability of terms in plain English. Terms that people use in common speech are understood slightly differently by different people, and the meanings are always undergoing change. Not so long ago, for example, no one speaking plain English used the term laptop to refer to a computer or hybrid to talk about a car. It’s possible that, not many years from now, almost no one will understand what people mean by those words.

This book aims to help you make the necessary progress. Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Big Picture Every time you come across an anatomical or physiological term that’s new to you, pull it apart to see whether any of its fragments are familiar. Using this knowledge, go as far as you can in guessing the meaning of the whole term. After studying Table 1-1 and the other vocabulary lists in this chapter, you should be able to make some pretty good guesses. Looking at the Body from the Proper Perspective We want to make sure that you know where we’re coming from when we use certain terms.

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