Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th edition by Tortora continues to offer a balanced presentation of content under the umbrella of primary and unifying theme of homeostasis, supported by relevant discussions of disruptions to homeostasis.
The organization and flow of content is designed to provide students with an accurate, clearly written, and expertly illustrated presentation of the structure and function of the human body.
The 14th edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology has been updated throughout, paying careful attention to include the most current medical terms in use (based on Terminologia Anatomica) and including an enhanced glossary. The design has been refreshed to ensure that the content is clearly presented and easy to access. Clinical Connections that help students understand the relevance of anatomical structures and functions have been updated throughout and in some cases are now placed alongside related illustrations to strengthen these connections for students.
The all-important illustrations that support this most visual of sciences have been scrutinized and revised as needed throughout. Nearly every chapter of the text has a new or revised illustration or photograph.
Enhancing the emphasis on the importance of homeostasis and the mechanisms that support it, the illustrations describing feedback diagrams have been redesigned throughout the text. Introduced in the first chapter, the distinctive design helps students recognize the key components of a feedback cycle, whether studying the control of blood pressure, regulation of breathing, regulation of glomerular filtration rate, or a host of other functions involving negative or positive feedback.
To aid visual learners, color is used consistently—green for a controlled condition, blue for receptors, purple for the control center, and red for effectors.
In addition, following the chapter or chapters covering each body system, a page is devoted to fostering understanding of how each system contributes to overall homeostasis through its interaction with other body systems. These Focus on Homeostasis pages have been redesigned for a more effective presentation of this summary material.
Release: December 31st, 2013.
Pages: 1237 (in PDF)
Size: 90 MB
Authors: Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan Derrickson
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