Renowned for her effective learning systems, respected author Sylvia Mader has helped thousands of entry-level students understand and enjoy the principles of human anatomy and physiology. Beginning with the sixth edition, Susannah Longenbaker has been building on Dr. Mader's format and engaging writing style while adding her own personal touch to this successful title. The writing is clear, direct and user-friendly, and enriched with new clinical information, terminology and classroom-tested features such as "Focus on Forensics" readings and in-text "Content Check-Up" questions. Drawing on over twenty years of teaching experience, Sue Longenbaker writes for the next generation of students that will learn anatomy and physiology from this classic textbook.
Many APR figures have been incorporated into the text to provide invaluable cadaver images for the students.
Content Check-Ups now after every major section of the text.
Focus on Forensics readings – Requested by reviewers, these popular readings tie anatomy & physiology content to the chapter material through the use of forensics.
ICE (In Case of Emergency) scenarios connect topics in chapter to emergency situations students may very well face in health-related careers. For EMTs, this is direct application to their futures!
Unsurpassed Clinical Coverage – Clinical coverage is embedded throughout the text and is written to relate the latest research and developments in the applied aspects of anatomy and physiology to important concepts in the book.
Easy to Understand Art – Mader's Understanding Anatomy & Physiology covers all of the important concepts, but leaves out unnecessary, and sometimes confusing, detail. The text features stepped-out art, which shows key stages of an illustration identified by numbered circles.
Content Check-Ups--These small quizzes can be found after major sections of each chapter to help students assess their comprehension as they are reading. These quizzes also make excellent study tools for chapter tests!
Accessible Writing Style – One of the hallmark features of this text is its logical, accessible writing style (without being overly “chatty”) that includes lots of relevant examples, artwork and analogies.
Chapter introductions relate upcoming material to students’ real world knowledge and prepare them to put the content of the chapter in perspective.
Table of Contents Part I Human Organization
1. Organization of the Body
2. Chemistry of Life
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. Body Tissues and Membranes
Part II Support, Movement, and Protection
5. The Integumentary System
6. The Skeletal System
7. The Muscular System
Part III Integration and Coordination
8. The Nervous System
9. The Sensory System
10. The Endocrine System
Part IV Maintenance of the Body
12. The Circulatory System
13. The Lymphatic System and Body Defense
14. The Respiratory System
15. The Digestive System
16. The Urinary System and Excretion
Part V Reproduction and Development
17. The Reproductive System
18. Human Development and Birth
19. Human Genetics
Appendix A Reference Figures: The Human Organism
Appendix B Understanding Medical Terminology
Susannah Nelson Longenbaker, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH