Chapter 1 Homeostasis: A Framework for Human Physiology
Chapter 2 Chemical Composition of the Body
Chapter 3 Cellular structure, proteins, and Metabolism
Chapter 4 Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes
Chapter 5 Control of Cells by Chemical Messengers
Chapter 6 Neuronal Signaling and the Structure of the Nervous System
Chapter 7 Sensory Physiology
Chapter 8 Consciousness, the Brain, and Behavior
Chapter 9 Muscle
Chapter 10 Control of Body Movement
Chapter 11 The Endocrine System
Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Physiology
Chapter 13 Respiratory Physiology
Chapter 14 The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions
Chapter 15 The Digestion and Absorption of Food
Chapter 16 Regulation of Organic Metabolism and Energy Balance
Chapter 17 Reproduction
Chapter 18 Defense Mechanisms of the Body
Chapter 19 Medical Physiology: Integration Using Clinical Cases
Eric Widmaier (Boston University), Hershel Raff (Medical College of Wisconsin), and Kevin Strang (University of Wisconsin) have taken on the challenge of maintaining the strengths and reputation of Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function. Moving beyond the listing of mere facts, it stresses the causal chains of events that constitute the mechanisms of body function. The fundamental purpose of this textbook is to present the principles and facts of human physiology in a format that is suitable for undergraduates regardless of academic background or field of study.Vander's Human Physiology, fifteenth edition, carries on the tradition of clarity and accuracy, while refining and updating the content to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. The new edition offers an integrated package of textual and digital material to help deliver basic and clinical content, real-life applications, and educational technologies to students of physiology. With the 15th edition of Vander's Human Physiology, all these pieces come together to facilitate learning and enthusiasm for understanding the mechanisms of body function.Users who purchase Connect A&P receive access to the following digital resources:LearnSmart PrepSmartBookTegrity (Lecture Capture)Ph.i.L.S. (Physiology Interactive Laboratory Simulations)Anatomy & Physiology Revealed (Cadaver Version)
New to this Edition
We have revised dozens of pieces of art and added several new visuals in the text to maximize the instructional value of the illustrations and to provide updated information that reflects the exciting discoveries in physiology that continually demonstrate the dynamic nature of this field of science.
Understanding how to think critically about data is a core competency central to mastering human physiology. For this new edition, we added new graphing questions and interactives to help visual and tactile learners grasp challenging concepts such as equilibrium potential, resting membrane potential, synaptic integration, and the effects of vessel diameter on resistance and flow.
Todd Shoepe added as Digital Author to ensure all digital components closely align with the text.
New for Connect A&P! Physiology Interactives: Blood, Endocrine, Adaptive Immunity and Innate Immunity SmartBook with Learning Resources and sub-section assignability New Connect Assessment content for Vander's Human Physiology 15/e with 30% of questions in each chapter being Bloom's level 3 and higher.
Quantitative reasoning questions will help your students think critically and apply knowledge.
Course wide Connect questions:" Anatomical Model" Regional Anatomy" Active Anatomy " Ph.i.L.S. 4.0" 3D Animations" Diagnostic Exam for LearnSmart Prep
NEW Accessibility Enhancements for Anatomy & Physiology Revealed! McGraw-Hill Education is committed to providing digital products that meet WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines. New updates to APR meet a number of these guidelines, including keyboard navigation and enhancements for low vision or color-blind individuals." To address issues of mobility, we have made APR keyboard navigable" To address accessibility issues related to vision, we have: o Added an arrow to point out the highlighted structure. o Added a color picker to allow the user to change the highlight color to one that is most optimal for them o Changed the shape of tags so that color is not the only differentiator" Added descriptive texts for functionality
Physiological Inquiries: You will find critical-thinking and quantitative based questions integrated into many additional figures found in each chapter.
Clinical Correlations " Most chapters contain at list one mini case study to help students relate the information they are learning to real life situations.
Flow Diagrams: Long a hallmark of this book, the extensive use of flow diagrams has been continued in this edition. They continue to be as effective as ever.
Data-Driven Revision: We are very pleased to have been able to incorporate real student data points and input, derived from thousands of our LearnSmart users, to help guide our revision. LearnSmart Heat Maps provided a quick visual snapshot of usage of portions of the text and the relative difficulty students experienced in mastering the content. With these data, we were able to hone not only our text content but also the LearnSmart probes.