Human Physiology – Organized around the central theme of homeostasis–how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function–HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY helps you appreciate the integrated functioning of the human body. Author Lauralee Sherwood uses clear, straightforward language, analogies, and frequent references to everyday experiences to help you learn and relate to physiology concepts.
The vibrant art program and empowering digital resources–including robust 3D animations and rich homework problems –enable you to visualize important concepts and processes. By focusing on the core principles and sharing enthusiasm for the subject matter, Sherwood helps you develop a solid foundation for future courses and careers in the health profession.
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- The central theme of homeostasis—how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function—helps you understand the relationship among the body systems.
- “Concepts, Challenges, and Controversies” boxes present high-interest and relevant information on diverse topics as environmental impact on the body, stem cell research, acupuncture, strokes, and more.
- “Check Your Understanding” questions appear after each major section to help you review the main ideas just discussed.
- Tear-out study cards for each chapter contain concept summaries and key figures and allow you to study anywhere at any time.
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About the Author
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.