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Fundamentals of Human Physiology, 4th Edition

  • Lauralee Sherwood West Virginia University
  • ISBN-10: 0840062257  |  ISBN-13: 9780840062253
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 1995, 1991
  • © 2012 | Published
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About

Overview

Organized around the central theme of homeostasis, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY is a carefully condensed version of Lauralee Sherwood's HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS. It provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology. Many analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences help students relate to the physiology concepts presented. Offering helpful art and pedagogical features, Sherwood promotes understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology rather than memorization of details and provides a foundation for future careers in the health professions.

Features and Benefits

  • HOMEOSTASIS THEME: The central theme of homeostasis helps students understand the relationship among the body systems. Each chapter begins with a unique, easy-to-follow homeostatic model and ends with a "Chapter in Perspective: Focus on Homeostasis" section.
  • FUNDAMENTALS: This book provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology at an accessible level.
  • HELPFUL ART: Widespread use of integrated descriptions within figures, including numerous process-oriented figures with step-by-step descriptions, allows visually oriented students to review processes through figures.
  • RELEVANCY: "Clinical Note" icons flag clinically relevant material which is integrated throughout the text. "Beyond the Basics" boxes present high-interest information on such diverse topics as stem cell research, exercise physiology, and body responses to new environments such as those encountered in deep-sea diving.
  • END OF CHAPTER SUPPORT: "Review Exercises" include a variety of question formats for students to self-test their knowledge and application of the facts and concepts presented. A "Points to Ponder" section features thought-provoking problems that encourage students to analyze what they have learned, and the "Clinical Consideration," a mini case history, challenges them to apply their knowledge to a patient's specific symptoms.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Physiology and Homeostasis.
2. Cell Physiology.
3. The Plasma Membrane and Membrane Potential.
4. Principles of Neural and Hormonal Communication.
5. The Central Nervous System.
6. The Peripheral Nervous System: Afferent Division; Special Senses.
7. The Peripheral Nervous System: Efferent Division.
8. Muscle Physiology.
9. Cardiac Physiology.
10. The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure.
11. The Blood and Body Defenses.
12. The Respiratory System.
13. The Urinary System.
14. Fluid and Acid Base Balance.
15. The Digestive System.
16. Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation.
17. The Endocrine System.
18. The Reproductive System.

What's New

  • Over 90% of the art has been upgraded in this edition, with more three-dimensional art; many conceptually redesigned or new figures to enhance student understanding; brighter, more contemporary, and more visually appealing colors; and more consistent style throughout. More electron micrographs are included than ever before.
  • Icons of physical entities, such as body structures and chemicals, are incorporated into the flow diagrams to aid students in learning what structures are involved in specific actions.
  • Tear-out study cards for each chapter contain concept summaries and key figures and allow students to study any where at any time. The study cards present the major points of each chapter in concise, section-by-section bulleted lists, including cross-references for page numbers, figures, and tables.
  • Information based on recent discoveries has been included in all chapters. Students can be assured of the timeliness and accuracy of the material presented. Some controversial ideas and hypotheses are presented to illustrate that physiology is a dynamic, changing discipline.
  • This edition is the most extensive revision yet, taking into account new discoveries in the field as well as clarifying, modifying, and simplifying as needed.

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Online Instructor’s Manual for Sherwood’s Fundamentals of Human Physiology, 4th  (ISBN-10: 0538482850 | ISBN-13: 9780538482851)

The Instructor’s Resource Manual-available online-contains suggestions for using all components available with the text, in addition to source lists of learning aids, film and software resources, relevant websites, and additional organization guidance for instructors.

Transparency Correlation Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111427879 | ISBN-13: 9781111427870)

This supplement contains approximately 200 acetates for classroom use.

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Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111427860 | ISBN-13: 9781111427863)

This 300 page study guide to accompany FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY was written by John Harley. It contains chapter overviews, chapter outlines, key terms, review exercises, "Points to Ponder," "Clinical Perspectives," and "Experiments of the Day."

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Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111427887 | ISBN-13: 9781111427887)

This 72 page manual containing 10 experiments (wet labs, requiring only simple equipment) is written by Linda Collins. Some of the exercises encourage students to investigate their own physiology (sensory systems, blood pressure, etc.). For your ease of use, a preparation guide is posted online.

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CengageNOW saves you time with automatic grading and an easy-to-use grade book and provides students with an efficient way to study. The Sherwood online physiology tutorials help students understand various body functions, including Cardiovascular Physiology, the Respiratory System, the Urinary System, the Digestive System, and more. Students are guided through a number of animations, images, interactive exercises, and quizzing to help them understand difficult physiology concepts. Personalized Study Plans focus students on what they still need to learn and direct students to resources that best match their learning styles (such as videos, animations, and eBook text pages). In addition, students can access an integrated digital eBook and the InfoTrac® College Edition online library. CengageNOW content can also be provided for use in other course management platforms, such as WebCT® and Blackboard®.

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Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1111427860 | ISBN-13: 9781111427863)

The keys for success can be found in the Study Guide for FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY. You will find useful tools including chapter outlines, key terms, review exercises and unique sections such as "Points to Ponder," "Clinical Perspectives," and "Experiments of the Day."

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Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111427887 | ISBN-13: 9781111427887)

This 72 page manual containing 10 experiments (wet labs, requiring only simple equipment) is written by Linda Collins. Some of the exercises encourage students to investigate their own physiology (sensory systems, blood pressure, etc.). For your ease of use, a preparation guide is posted online.

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Save time, learn more, and succeed in the course with CengageNOW, an online set of resources (including an integrated eBook and Personalized Study Plans) that give you the choices and tools you need to study smarter and get the grade. The Sherwood online physiology tutorials help you understand various body functions, including Cardiovascular Physiology, the Respiratory System, the Urinary System, the Digestive System, and more. You are guided through a number of animations, images, interactive exercises, and quizzing to help you understand physiology concepts. Get started today!

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lauralee Sherwood

Following graduation from Michigan State University in 1966, Dr. Lauralee Sherwood joined the faculty at West Virginia University, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine. For the past 40 years, Professor Sherwood has taught an average of over 400 students each year in physiology courses for pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, medical, dental, dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise physiology, and athletic training majors. She has authored three physiology textbooks: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, and ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: FROM GENES TO ORGANISMS, all published by Cengage Learning/Brooks/Cole. Dr. Sherwood has received numerous teaching awards, including an Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, a Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Award, two listings in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the Dean's Award of Excellence in Education.