Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies
Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies

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Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery. Which is too bad for them, because anybody who-s ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions, is a realm of awe-inspiring complexity and countless wonders. The dizzying dance of molecule, cell, tissue, organ, muscle, sinew, and bone that we call life can be a thing of breathtaking beauty and humbling perfection. No one should be denied access to this spectacle because they don-t come from a scientific background. And now, thanks to Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies, no one needs to be.

Whether you-re an aspiring health-care or fitness professional or just somebody who-s curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology. In no time you-ll:

  • Understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology
  • Get to know the body-s anatomical structures-from head to toe
  • Explore the body-s systems and how they interact to keep us alive
  • Gain insights into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health
  • Understand the human reproductive system and how it creates new life

Written in plain English and illustrated with dozens of beautiful illustrations, Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies covers everything from atoms to cells to organs, including:

  • Anatomic position and the divisions of the body
  • Increasingly magnified aspects of the body, from atoms to organs to systems
  • The anatomy and pathophysiology of the skeleton, muscles and skin
  • The anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology of the nervous, endocrine and circulatory systems
  • The anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the respiratory, digestive, urinary and immune systems
  • The anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the reproductive system
  • Keeping the body healthy through good nutrition

Don-t miss this opportunity to learn about your body from the inside out. Let Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies be your guide on a fantastic voyage through a world of countless wonders.

Customer Reviews:

  • Good reference book
    I bought this for my stepdaughter who is planning to go to school for medical billing. I did find some interesting information....more info
  • Refreshing and enjoyable!
    Thing is, I haven't read or studied anything about this subject since high school. Now that I read quite a few on different subjects I needed badly a brush up on anatomy and physiology and that was exactly what I found in this easy guide. I was able to refresh concepts and learn some others, although you can't remember every name or specific detail, but the book is always handy in case of need. It's startling to realize how complex are human beings, particularly at the level of cell interactions such as metabolism and the immune system, that makes you wonder on life itself. Human body also fail and this book dedicate a space to explain the common diseases of each system and provide some tips to stay healthy. Great overview....more info
  • Good Place to Start
    I bought this book so that I could get some of the basics down before taking some college Anatomy/Physiology classes. Most of the book is easy to follow and it does cover the basics of the differnt systems in the body. Some of the chemical charts may be confusing to understand. Overall this book served my purpose and I feel I have a good foundation for my college classes. Pretty much anyone with a highschool level of education should beable to follow most of this book espcially if the topic interests you. ...more info
  • Organized Well for Quick Reviews
    After reading my text book, this book is very helpful at reinforcing and clarifying everything. This book is easy to follow and she puts items you should memorize into tables and charts. She lays out what you should probably be taking note of for the test. ...more info
  • Save your money! Try something else
    Borrowed this book from a friend. Found it pretty much worthless. Save your money. You can learn more from an on-line tutorial. ...more info
  • Pretty basic stuff
    A&P for Dummies is a good starter book for people taking A&P I. The material is very basic but has some good information and tips for remembering different aspects of a given system. I would recommend this book if you don't know your AHEM... from your elbow. Also, if you haven't used your A&P for a while and you just need to brush up on the different systems, then it's okay for that too. So, go for it if you are still wet behind the ears or a little long in the tooth so to speak. ...more info
  • Great for review of important concepts
    This book helped me focus on important concepts of A&P before my final exam. It broke down into understandable bites whole body systems and left behind information not going to be tested from my massave textboook. It really helped me improve my final exam grade....more info
  • loves it
    I love this book. Im so interested in anatomy and this breaks everything down for you in an easy way without making you feel lost or dumb....more info
  • Good but not the best choice.
    I do recommend Anatomy & Physiology for Dummies, but I found 'Anatomy DeMystified' by D. Dale Layman more useful that provided concise, detailed information. To be honest these courses, especially at the college level, are tough. I used several resources to gleam pertinent, understandable information from each. (multiple books, school text, inter-net, notes, etc...) I received an A in both Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 using a wide variety of digestible information beyond the difficult, very technical college text book. Just my 2-cents. Good-luck or should I say, break a leg!...more info
  • Good Overview before Class
    I found this to be a really good overview of the A&P basics before starting the class. I understood what the professor was talking about from day 1 because I read this book before the class started. Having the learning curve reduced in a difficult class certainly makes a huge difference grade wise. I have the kindle version and while the graphics are not the best, I found that reading it with Netter's flashcards along side was extremely helpful (and very compatable while traveling). Overall I would highly recommend this book as a good general overview for all students who are required to take A&P for school....more info


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