Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies book cover

Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies

Authors:
Erin Odya ,
Maggie A. Norris
Published: March 20, 2017

Overview

Learn about the human body from the inside out

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. 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.

Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies combines anatomical terminology and function so you'll learn not only names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Whether you're a student, an aspiring medical, healthcare or fitness professional, or just someone who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way to get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology.

  • Understand the meaning 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 insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health

Written in plain English and packed with beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.

Learn about the human body from the inside out

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. 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.

Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies combines anatomical terminology and function so you'll learn not only names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Whether

you're a student, an aspiring medical, healthcare or fitness professional, or just someone who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way to get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology.
  • Understand the meaning 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 insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health

Written in plain English and packed with beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.

Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The human body is a beautiful and efficient system well worth study. In order to study and talk about anatomy and physiology, you need to start from an agreed-upon view of the human body. Anatomical position for the human form is the figure standing upright, eyes looking forward, upper extremities at the sides of the body with palms turned out. You also need to be familiar with standard anatomical terms, as well as the various planes, cavities, and organ systems that make up the physical form.