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Stuart Fox's Human Physiology, ISBN 9780077350062 is a best-selling resource that provides an introductory look into the basic principles of the science of physiology. This text boasts concise and easy to understand descriptions as well as attention to the relationships between anatomical structures and their functions. Useful features included in this...
Stuart Fox's Human Physiology, ISBN 9780077350062 is a best-selling resource that provides an introductory look into the basic principles of the science of physiology. This text boasts concise and easy to understand descriptions as well as attention to the relationships between anatomical structures and their functions. Useful features included in this book include the integration of health applications which peak student interest as well as maximize student comprehension of physiological concepts. This also challenges students to connect the material to their own individual career goals. Physiology expert Stuart Fox is a veteran instructor and author. With a doctorate in Medical Physiology from the University of Southern California, he currently serves as a professor at Pierce College in Los Angeles. Besides this text, Fox has collaboratively authored Concepts of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Synopsis of Anatomy & Physiology, several lab manuals, and numerous research papers. Fox's 12th edition of Human Physiology organizes the major concepts into 20 comprehensive chapters. Chapter 1 takes a look at 'The Study of Body Function' while chapter 2 explores the 'Chemical Composition of the Body.' Chapter 3 tackles 'Cell Structure and Genetic Control' with chapter 4 discussing 'Enzymes and Energy' and chapter 5 looking at 'Cell Respiration and Metabolism.' Chapter 6 explores the 'Interactions Between Cells and the Extracellular Environment,' chapter 7 looks at 'The Nervous System: Neurons and Synapses, while chapter 8 delves into 'The Central Nervous System.' 'The Autonomic Nervous System' is addressed in chapter 9 followed by 'Sensory Physiology' in chapter 10 and 'Endocrine Glands: Secretion and Action of Hormones' in chapter 11. Chapter 12 tackles facets of the 'Muscle: Mechanisms of Contraction and Neural Control' while chapter 13 looks at the 'Blood, Heart, and Circulation' and chapter 14 explores 'Cardio Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure.' 'The Immune System' is the focus of chapter 15 followed by chapter 16 which is devoted to 'Respiratory Physiology,' chapter 17 entitled 'Physiology of the Kidneys,' and chapter 18 which looks at 'The Digestive System.' Finally this text is concluded with chapter 19 exploring the 'Regulation of Metabolism' and lastly, chapter 20 looking at 'Reproduction.'
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