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Memmler's Structure and Function of the Human Body, 12th Edition

  • Barbara Cohen
  • Kerry L. Hull
  • ISBN-10: 1975138929
  • ISBN-13: 9781975138929
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Continuing the tradition of excellence that has made it the preferred A&P resource for allied health students, the latest edition of Memmler's Structure and Function of the Human Body prepares you for success in your healthcare careers through easy-to-understand, beautifully illustrated coverage of the essentials of human anatomy and physiology. Anatomical art illustrates concepts with accuracy, simplicity, and elegance; healthcare case studies enhanced with additional clinical content demonstrate the relevance of the content to a career in the health professions; and unique pedagogy helps you master the anatomic and medical terminology you will encounter in healthcare settings.


  • High-quality visual aids, illustrations, and learning diagrams allow students to visually dissect the human body from skin down to bone to ensure mastery of complex process

  • Checkpoint and Zooming In questions; Case Points; and end-of-chapter study aids test for understanding and reinforce key points

  • Key information showcased throughout the book in highlighted boxes call out important content and provide a closer look at specific topics

  • OneSTEP at a Time features walk youSTEP-by-step through higher level critical thinking activities, while Learning Objectives, Concept Mastery Alerts, and A Closer Look features ensure students get the most out of each chapter

Table of Contents

Unit I: The Body as a Whole
Chapter 1: Organization of the Human Body
Chapter 2: Chemistry, Matter, and Life
Chapter 3: Cells and Their Functions
Chapter 4: Tissues, Glands, and Membranes
Chapter 5: The Integumentary System

Unit II: Movement and Support
Chapter 6: The Skeletal System: Bones and Joints
Chapter 7: The Muscular System

Unit III: Coordination and Control
Chapter 8: The Nervous System: The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
Chapter 9: The Nervous System: The Brain and Cranial Nerves
Chapter 10: The Sensory System
Chapter 11: The Endocrine System: Glands and Hormones

Unit IV: Circulation and Body Defense
Chapter 12: The Blood
Chapter 13: The Heart
Chapter 14: Blood Vessels and Blood Circulation
Chapter 15: The Lymphatic System and Immunity

Unit V: Energy: Supply and Use
Chapter 16: The Respiratory System
Chapter 17: The Digestive System
Chapter 18: Metabolism, Nutrition, and Body Temperature
Chapter 19: The Urinary System and Body Fluids

Unit VI: Perpetuation of Life
Chapter 20: The Male and Female Reproductive Systems
Chapter 21: Development and Heredity