From the Back Cover
Learn about the human body from the inside out
This detailed guide helps you understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations, this is your guide to fantastic discoveries about the human body.
Anatomy & Physiology 101 — get a clear overview of the facts and concepts essential for understanding human anatomy and physiology
Get physical — understand the intricacies of the three organ systems that form the physical bulk of the human body — the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the integumentary system
A look inside — explore the inner workings of the human body with chapters on the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and immune systems
The circle of life — discover the ins and outs of the reproduction and developmental life cycles, from the physiological changes that occur from infancy through puberty and beyond to the marvels of pregnancy and childbirth
Open the book and find:
Clear explanations of scientific terminology
Details about the functions of cells
The basics about how the body maintains itself
The functions of each organ system
Insights about how the organ systems work together
Information about diseases and disorders that affect each system
10 fun facts on physiology
Color plates of the body's systems and some of the major organs
Grasp the scientific names of the body's structures
Know the functions of hundreds of tissues and organs
Understand how the body develops, repairs itself, and is affected by disease
About the Author
is a freelance science writer living in the San Francisco Bay area. As Fine Print Publication Services LLC, Maggie offers contract medical and technical writing services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technology industries; patient care institutions; and research institutions.
Donna Rae Siegfried has written about pharmaceutical and medical topics for 15 years in publications including Prevention, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, and Organic Gardening. She has taught anatomy and physiology at the college level. She is also the coauthor of Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition.