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The Human Body in Health and Illness - Barbara L. Herlihy

The Human Body in Health and Illness

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Published: 4th December 2013
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Using colorful cartoons, humorous illustrations, and an easy-to-read approach,The Human Body in Health and Illness, 5th Edition makes it fun to learn anatomy & physiology. Step-by-step explanations, clever features, and clinical examples simplify A&P concepts and relate A&P to the real world. Organized by body system, this book shows how each organ is structurally designed to perform specific physiological tasks while demonstrating what happens to the body when a system does not function properly. Written by well-known author and educator Barbara Herlihy,The Human Body in Health and Illness makes A&P concepts easy to understand even if you have a limited background in the sciences.



  • Full-color illustrations simplify difficult concepts and complex processes.
  • Colorful cartoons use humor to clarify and reinforce the content, making it more memorable, accessible, and reader-friendly.
  • Interesting analogies and examples make learning easier, especially if you're studying A&P for the first time.
  • Key terms and objectives are listed at the beginning of every chapter, setting learning expectations and goals, with terms defined in a comprehensive glossary.
  • Did You Know boxes include brief vignettes describing clinical scenarios or historical events related toA&P.
  • Review tools include chapter summaries, Review Your Knowledge questions,and Go Figure! questions relating to figures and diagrams.


  • UPDATED illustrations and content keep A&P information current and strengthen an already popular textbook.
  • UPDATED Medical Terminology and Disorders tables include pronunciations, derivations, and word parts, along with expanded, in-depth descriptions of the most crucial information.
  • UPDATED! The Evolve website assets include practice exams, interactive activities and exercises, the Body Spectrum Online Coloring Book, and more!

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      I am currently studying Enrolled Nursing division II (endorsed) this book completely help myself pass the anatomy and physiology exam with flying colours. and even though that part of the exam has finish i keep referring to it during majority of my course.
      Definitely recommended for people studying and or just simply interested in how the body works. and easy read.

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      My A&P Bible...

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        This is my A&P Bible - enough depth to be taken seriously but not too involved to explode my brain - depth without drowning. Good background information that I can then supplement with online references for more detail. Complete with chapter summaries and review quizzes.

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        Must have for enrolled nursing students!

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          Great for diploma of enrolled nursing students! The book is in the same order as the course and is set out with large heading and a lot of highlighted words that are easy too quickly find

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          1. Introduction to the Human Body 2. Basic Chemistry 3. Cells 4. Cell Metabolism 5. Microbiology Basics 6. Tissues and Membranes 7. Integumentary System and Body Temperature 8. Skeletal System 9. Muscular System 10. Nervous System: Nervous Tissue and Brain 11. Nervous System: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves 12. Autonomic Nervous System 13. Sensory System 14. Endocrine System 15. Blood 16. Anatomy of the Heart 17. Function of the Heart 18. Anatomy of the Blood Vessels 19. Functions of the Blood Vessels 20. Lymphatic System 21. Immune System 22. Respiratory System 23. Digestive System 24. Urinary System 25. Water, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance 26. Reproductive Systems 27. Human Development and Heredity

          ISBN: 9781455772346
          ISBN-10: 1455772348
          Audience: Tertiary; University or College
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 576
          Published: 4th December 2013
          Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
          Country of Publication: US
          Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 2.3
          Weight (kg): 1.41
          Edition Number: 5