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Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology.

Værker af Gerard J. Tortora

Microbiology: An Introduction (1982) 440 eksemplarer
Principles of Human Anatomy (1980) 111 eksemplarer
Atlas of the Human Skeleton (1996) 106 eksemplarer
Principles of human physiology (1982) 10 eksemplarer
Clinical Connections (2009) 10 eksemplarer
Life science (1972) 6 eksemplarer
Anatomie und Physiologie (2006) 3 eksemplarer
Microbiology Lab (1995) 1 eksemplar
Interactions of the Human Body (2004) 1 eksemplar

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The sixth edition, is designed for use in an introductory course in anatomy and physiology and assumes no previous study of the human body.


Contents in detail
Note to the student
Unit 1 Organizatin of the human body
Chapter 1 An introductin to the human body
Chapter 2 the chemical level of organization
Chapter 3 The cellular level of organization
Chapter 4 The tissue level of organization
Chapter 5 The integumentary system
Unit 2 Principles of support and movement
Chapter 6 Skeletal tissue
Chapter 7 The skeletal system: The axial skeleton
Chapter 8 The skeletal system: The appendicuar skeleton
Chapter 9 Articulations
Chapter 10 Muscle tissue
Chapter 11 The muscular system
Unit 3 Control systems of the human body
Chapter 12 Nervous tissue
Chapter 13 The spinal cord and the spinal nerves
Chapter 14 the brain and the cranial nerves
Chapter 15 The sensory, motor, and integrative systems
Chapter 16 The autonomic nervous system
Chapter 17 The special senses
Chapter 18 The endocrine system
Unit 4 Maintenance of the human body
Chapter 19 The cardiovascular system: The blood
Chapter 20 The cardiovascular system: The heart
Chapter 21 The cardiovascular system: Vessels and routes
Chapter 22 The lymphatic system and immunity
Chapter 23 The respiratory system
Chapter 24 The digestive system
Chapter 25 Metabolism
Chapter 26 The urinary system
Chapter 27 Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base dynamics
Unit 5 Continuity
Chpater 28 The reproductive systems
Chapter 29 Development and inheritance
Appendix A Measruements
Appendix B Normal values for selected blood and urine tests
Glossary of combining forms, word roots, prefixes, and suffixes
Glossary of terms
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AikiBib | 9 andre anmeldelser | May 29, 2022 |
I really enjoyed the Anatomy and Physiology class this spring (2013), and imagined that I would read the other half of the book. In real life I’ve only read a couple of additional chapters. So, it’s time to mark it as read.

It was fascinating to get into the details, so even though my company provided a textbook for the semester, I bought a copy to mark it up and continue to study. That was a good choice since I still refer to it.

I especially like the part at the end of each chapter, which describes the effects of aging.

Table of Contents
01 Introduction
02 Chemical Level of Organization
03 Cellular Level of Organization
04 Tissue Level of Organization
05 Integumentary System
06 The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue
07 The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
08 The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
09 Joints
10 Muscular Tissue
11 The Muscular System
12 Nervous Tissue
13 Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
14 Brain and The Cranial Nerves 2013.02.07 Ch 14 read
15 Autonomic Nervous System
16 Sensory, Motor, and Integrative Systems
17 Special Senses
18 Endocrine System
19 Cardiovascular System: The Blood
20 Cardiovascular System: The Heart
21 Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels & Hemodynamics
22 Lymphatic System and Immunity
23 Respiratory System
24 Digestive System
25 Metabolism and Nutrition
26 Urinary System
27 Fluid, Electrolyte, & Acid-Base Homeostasis
28 Reproductive Systems
29 Development and Inheritance
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bread2u | 9 andre anmeldelser | Jul 1, 2020 |
This was a well organized textbook that was not difficult to read. Sometimes, the text would go from painfully obvious generalization in one paragraph to minute frivolous detail in the next. This was often frustrating, as the tests and learning objectives in the class for which I read this book tended to be more specific than the former an more general than the latter. I suppose this could be a review for the class overall, given the extensive overlap between the learning objectives for the class and the questions given at the beginning of each chapter and subject. Textbook conventions were used well. If there was a new word or concept, it was bold and the definition followed. Further, the most important concepts were always the first sentence in the section. This made the text easy to skim or quickly glean answers to learning objectives.

Unfortunately I am very unlikely to ever thumb through this book again, as it is on looseleaf paper in a binder, with no bound version offered at my campus bookstore. This is disgraceful. I would have happily traded in the full color photos for a binding and hardcover. The book was still outrageously expensive, AND IT WASN'T EVEN BOUND!
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magonistarevolt | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 24, 2020 |
This booklet is offered to accompany any textbook of Anatomy & Physiology or Anatomy. It is unique among atlases currently available in terms of topic selection.
CenterPointMN | Oct 18, 2018 |

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