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Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function, 12th Edition

67.42€ 60.68€
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ISBN - 9780071222150
Autor(es) - Eric Widmaier, Hershel Raff, Kevin Strang
Editora - McGraw-Hill
Ano de Edição - 2010
N º de Páginas - 896


Vander's Human Physiology , twelfth edition, carries on the tradition of clarity and accuracy, while refining and updating the content to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. The twelfth edition features a streamlined, clinically oriented focus to the study of human body systems. It has also responded to reviewer requests for more clinical applications. Chapter 19 was new for the eleventh edition, with three complete case studies. The twelfth edition will contain an additional new case study. Additional Physiology Inquiries have been added to many figures throughout the chapters. These critical-thinking questions are just one more opportunity to add to the student's learning experience.

Key features

- New Case Study in Chapter 19: In response to reviewer requests for more clinical applications, Chapter 19 was added to the eleventh edition. It contained three indepth clinical case studies using integrative, whole-body responses to challenges involving homeostasis of the human body. With the twelfth edition, we have added an additional new case study!
- Additional Physiological Inquiries:You will now find critical-thinking and quantitative based questions integrated into many additional figures found in each chapter.
- New Feature: Additional Clinical Correlations ¿ Most chapters will contain at list one mini case study to help students relate the information they are learning to real life situations.

Table of contents

1: Homeostasis: A Framework for Human Physiology
2: Chemical Composition of the Body
3: Cellular structure, proteins, and Metabolism
4: Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes
5: Control of Cells by Chemical Messengers
6: Neuronal Signaling and the Structure of the Nervous System
7: Sensory Physiology
8: Consciousness, the Brain, and Behavior
9: Muscle
10: Control of Body Movement
11: The Endocrine System
12: Cardiovascular Physiology
13: Respiratory Physiology
14: The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions
15: The Digestion and Absorption of Food
16: Regulation of Organic Metabolism and Energy Balance
17: Reproduction
18: Defense Mechanisms of the Body
19: Medical Physiology: Integration Using Clinical Cases