This text is written for the two semester anatomy & physiology course. The writing is comprehensive, providing the depth necessary for those courses not requiring prerequisites, and yet, is presented with such clarity that it nicely balances the thorough coverage. Clear descriptions and exceptional illustrations combine to help students develop a firm understanding of the concepts of anatomy and physiology and to teach them how to use that information. Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to perfectly describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems. The plan that has been followed for ten editions of this popular text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life. To emphasize the concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it. This text has more clinical content than any other A & P book on the market.
Microbes In Your Body: This new feature introduces students to the human microbiome, and the microorganisms which exist in and on us, providing many beneficial aspects to our lives. Diseases resulting from disturbed microbes are also discussed.
Increased Pedagogical Emphasis: New for the 11th edition, the author team has revised the text and clarified the writing based on actual data from student use! SmartBook reporting data allows us to narrow in on areas where students struggle and either need further clarification and/or reinforcement of important concepts to successfully build comprehension.
Chapter Openers have been rewritten with a focus on maintenance of homeostasis, a major underlying theme of the book. Chapter openers have been revised to link the opening photo with Learn to Predict and chapter introduction. This provides a cohesive theme for better student learning and engagement.
CONNECT—the future in online course management is here! All Connect questions are correlated to Text and HAPS Learning Outcomes. New questions have been added to each chapter that further promote critical thinking and have a clinical emphasis using scenarios first presented in the chapter. LearnSmart questions in SmartBook have been revised to reflect updates within the text.Fundamental Figures—Integrated with special CONNECT assets! Key figures to understanding the chapter are highlighted as Fundamental. All figures are visually linked to create consistency throughout the text and art coloration has been saturated to make the art more engaging.
Learn To Predict Questions: Part of the critical thinking inherent in the Seeley Learning System, Predict questions appear throughout each chapter. A Learn To Predictquestion opens every chapter and is specially written to take knowledge acquired from previous chapters, and tie it into content in the current chapter. The chapter opener photo has been matched to help give visual imagery for the scenario so that critical thinking skills are reinforced from the beginning of each chapter.
A new Learn To Predict Answer box at the end of each chapter teaches students step-by-step how to answer a higher order thinking/application question. This is foundational to real learning and is a critical part of helping students put facts together to reach that “Aha” moment of true comprehension. All predict question answers are now written in a teaching style format to model the answer for the student. This consistency helps students learn how to think critically.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment: Carefully written to clearly outline expectations and test comprehension, the Learning Outcomes and Assess Your Progressquestions will assist instructors with measuring standards for their A & P course and also help students gain the most they can from their textbook. They are numbered to correlate with predict questions and end of chapter questions.
Homeostasis Figures: Colored arrows throughout every figure links them together to create consistency throughout the text. All homeostasis figures were revised to draw a correlation between the figure and the text description of feedback system components.
Process Figures: Difficult processes become more easy to understand with clear explanations that are numbered in purple circles. All figures throughout the book are visually linked to create consistency and help students gain comprehension.
Diseases and Disorders Tables: Lists of diseases can be found in succinct tables following the appropriate Clinical Impact reading. Additional relevant diseases and disorders are listed online for students.
Clinical Impact Readings: When problems in structure and/or function of the human body occur, this is often the best time to comprehend how the two are related. TheClinical Impact boxes are carefully placed within the chapter content to expand upon the section in clinical application. Much emphasis has been put on these readings to make sure we are always bringing the most relevant and up-to-date information to the student.
McGraw-Hill LearnSmart Labs™Based on the same world-class super-adaptive technology as LearnSmart, McGraw-Hill LearnSmart Labs is a must-see, outcomes-based lab simulation. It assesses a student’s knowledge and adaptively corrects deficiencies, allowing the student to learn faster and retain more knowledge with greater success. Whether your need is to overcome the logistical challenges of a traditional lab, provide better lab prep, improve student performance, or create an online experience that rivals the real world, LearnSmart Labs accomplishes it all.
Genetics Coverage: To prepare students to understand the relationship between genetics and many of the cases they may encounter in health-related careers, the basics of genetics is covered in Chapter 29. This provides a greater understanding of the role played with genetics in Human Development, Growth, and Aging. Modern genetics has made it possible to understand the connection between the structure of genes on chromosomes and many diseases. Some of these diseases that have a genetic basis are highlighted in Clinical Genetics essays.
Seeley Learning System: Pedagogical framework that builds student comprehension from knowledge-based questions (in-text review questions) to application (Predict and Critical Thinking questions).
Table of Contents Part 1 - Organization of the Human Body
1. The Human Organism
2. The Chemical Basis of Life
3. Cell Biology
PART 2 - Support and Movement
5. Integumentary System
6. Skeletal System: Bones and Bone Tissue
7. Skeletal System: Gross Anatomy
8. Joints and Movement
9. Muscular System: Histology and Physiology
10. Muscular System: Gross Anatomy
PART 3 - Integration and Control Systems
11. Functional Organization of Nervous Tissue
12. Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
13. Brain and Cranial Nerves
14. Integration of Nervous System Functions
15. The Special Senses
16. Autonomic Nervous System
17. Functional Organization of the Endocrine System
18. Endocrine Glands
PART 4 - Regulation and Maintenance
19. Cardiovascular System: Blood
20. Cardiovascular System: The Heart
21. Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
22. Lymphatic System and Immunity
23. Respiratory System
24. Digestive System
25. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Temperature Regulation
26. Urinary System
27. Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
PART 5 - Reproduction and Development
28. Reproductive System
29. Development, Growth, Aging, and Genetics
Cinnamon L. VanPutte has been teaching biology and human anatomy and physiology for almost two decades. At Southwestern Illinois College she is a full-time faculty member and the coordinator for the anatomy and physiology courses. Cinnamon is an active member of several professional societies, including the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS). Her Ph.D. in zoology, with an emphasis in endocrinology, is from Texas A&M University. She worked in Dr. Duncan MacKenzie’s lab, where she was indoctrinated in the major principles of physiology and the importance of critical thinking. The critical thinking component of Seeley’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology epitomizes Cinnamon’s passion for the field of human anatomy and physiology; she is committed to maintaining this tradition of excellence. Cinnamon and her husband, Robb, have two children: a daughter, Savannah, and a son, Ethan. Savannah is very creative and artistic; she loves to sing, write novels, and do art projects. Robb and Ethan have their black belts in karate and Ethan is one of the youngest black belts at his martial arts school. Cinnamon is also active in martial arts and is a competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. She has competed at both the Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
For over 15 years, Jennifer has taught introductory biology, human anatomy and physiology, and genetics at the university and community college level. She has received the Instructor of the Year Award at both the departmental and college level while teaching at USM. In addition, she has been recognized for her dedication to teaching by student organizations such as the Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi and Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education. Jennifer has dedicated much of her career to improving lecture and laboratory instruction at her institutions. Critical thinking and lifelong learning are two characteristics Jennifer hopes to instill in her students. She appreciates the Seeley approach to learning and is excited about contributing to further development of the textbook. She received her PH.D. in biology at the University of Houston, under the direction of Edwin H. Bryant and Lisa M. Meffert. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. During her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Hobbie, and two sons, Patrick and Nicholas.
Andrew F. Russo has over 20 years of classroom experience with human physiology, neurobiology, molecular biology, and cell biology courses at the University of Iowa. He is a recipient of the Collegiate Teaching Award and is currently the course director for Medical Cell Biology and Director of the Biosciences Graduate Program. He is also a member of several professional societies, including the American Physiological Society and the Society for Neuroscience. Andrew received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are focused on the molecular neurobiology of migraine. His decision to join the author team for Seeley’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology is the culmination of a passion for teaching that began in graduate school. He is excited about the opportunity to hook students’ interest in learning by presenting cutting-edge clinical and scientific advances. Andy is married to Maureen, a physical therapist, and has three daughters Erilynn, Becky, and Colleen, now in college and graduate school. He enjoys all types of outdoor sports, especially bicycling, skiing, ultimate Frisbee and, before moving to Iowa, bodyboard surfing.