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Human Anatomy and Physiology is designed for the two-semester anatomy and physiology course taken by life science and allied health students. The textbook follows the scope and sequence of most Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, and its coverage and organization were informed by hundreds of instructors who teach the course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. The artwork for this textbook is aimed focusing student learning through a powerful blend of traditional depictions and instructional innovations. Color is used sparingly, to emphasize the most important aspects of any given illustration. Significant use of micrographs from the University of Michigan complement the illustrations, and provide the students with a meaningful alternate depiction of each concept. Finally, enrichment elements provide relevance and deeper context for students, particularly in the areas of health, disease, and information relevant to their intended careers.

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Questions & Answers

list the body fluid compactment
Zinny Reply
how many Bone's are the in human being
Rose Reply
A normal human body have 206 bones
Charles
206
mushahid
206
Zinny
206
juma
In child 300 and in adult 206
rahul
hi friends..if anyone has Neuroanatomy notes so pls share with me.
mushahid
Explain the Kreb cycle
Jerry Reply
what is thymus?
Jakia Reply
The thymus is a specialized primary lymphoid organ of the immune system.  thymus is located in the upper front part of the chest, in the anterior superior mediastinum, behind the sternum, and in front of the heart.
Analyn
if you are shot with a bullet and it penetrate your lung, which thoracic body cavity will be affected, and which layer of serous membrane would damage first?
Mnm Reply
hello
Abila
heart and cell membrane
Romantic
Anterior thoracic body cavity will be affected and parietal layer of serous membrane will he damaged.
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Romantic
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Ishwar
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irshad
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Romantic
please what do you mean by choreographed biologic symphony
Francis Reply
I think it is related to the digestive system. if it is then it is a way of saying that every task is done in a systematic way.
Mitali
hi
Samuel
yes it is related to desigestive system it is the system that breakdown c you eat,release their nutrients and absorb the nutrients into the body.
Charles
how many bones does a baby has
Rita Reply
206
Hussain
300
Mitali
300
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Vineeta
300
irshad
what is radial arteris
Vineeta
I can't join it,why?
abul Reply
What's the pathophysiology of Coronary heart disease
Yemzzy Reply
what's the normal bp for adolescent
AYOMIDE Reply
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Peace
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Gibson
how are you dear?
Gibson
I'm good and you
Peace
in which year this textbook have been published
Suzy
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Suzy
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Sabika
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Virgilio
ap medical students hoo ya teacher
Sabika
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Hussain
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Hussain
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Hussain
hi rajib
Hussain
where from you r
Hussain
Can anyone help on may report?
Virgilio
I'm from Philippines takin of Secondary education Science major
Virgilio
hi rajib hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that shows down the blood clotting process
Sabika
Assalam o Alaikum dear friends
Ateeq
the protrusion of a loop or knuckle of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening
Hussein
hernia mean 👆
Hussein
the lower part of the rectum that cannot develop hence mutated
Fibi Reply
which one is the larger bone
Luba
femur
John
what is guttetion
Fatima Reply
what is meaning of coccyx
Johna
the study of the human body structure and how the parts are organised.
Charles Reply
Anatomy
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Josefs
Structure of human body?
Esther Reply
levels of organization of the human body
Deesh Reply
how do we calculate for GFR, what formula is used and some examples py
ATIM
the smallest cell in body
what is the function of stomach?
Bilal
the sperm is smallest cell in body
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