Body Structures and Functions

  • AUTHORS: Ann Senisi Scott; Elizabeth Fong
  • ISBN-13: 9781305511361 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 544 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 13th Edition
  • ©2017     Published
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About The Product

Clear, concise, and current, BODY STRUCTURES AND FUNCTION, 13E provides a thorough introduction to the basics required for the study of the human body and how it functions. This book walks students step by step from a general introduction to life functions, the terminology, and phonetic pronunciations used to describe body parts and their locations, to an overall review of human development and body processes. Figures and tables provide a good visual illustration to make difficult material easier to understand. A new Media link feature directs students to 3D anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. The One Body feature describes the interrelationship between all body systems. Career Profiles give students insight into growing health care professions. In addition, diseases and disorders are integrated within each body system chapter to link physiology with anatomy. Throughout the text, highlights and features that emphasize clinical applications make learning fun and engaging.


  • An entire chapter devoted to Infection Control and Standard Precautions emphasizes the importance of maintaining health and safety in the health care work environment as well as highlights the latest practices and protocols.
  • Career Profiles give students an up close view into today's most promising health care careers. Describing an assortment of health and medical professions, the profiles offer detailed information into the role of each professional -- equipping students with valuable insight as they begin planning their own career paths.
  • Did You Know boxes feature fun, interesting trivia-like facts to engage your students, while Medical Highlights provide the latest information on diseases, treatment, and health care issues.
  • Effects of Aging boxes highlight body system changes that occur as people age.
  • Helping students review what they have learned as well as sharpen their critical thinking skills, end-of-chapter Applying Theory to Practice questions and Case Studies simulate experiences from real-life health care settings -- enabling students to put chapter concepts into action.
  • Lab Activities bring an interactive dimension to learning, and the accompanying student workbook offers additional practice through interactive quizzes and fun activities that correlate with each chapter in the book.

About the Contributor

  • Ann Senisi Scott

    Ann Senisi Scott was previously the Coordinator of Leadership Programs at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She also served as Coordinator of Health Occupations and Practical Nursing at Nassau Tech Board of Cooperative Education Services, Westbury, New York, where she was responsible for several health career programs offered at Nassau Boces, including Practical Nursing, Nurse Assistance, Medical Assistant, Medical Lab Technician, Dental Assistant, and Dental Lab. In addition, she worked to establish a career ladder program from health care worker to practical nurse. Before becoming the administrator of these programs, she taught Practical Nursing for more than twelve years.

  • Elizabeth Fong

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Structural Units.
2. Chemistry of Living Things.
3. Cells.
4. Tissues and Membranes.
5. Integumentary System.
6. Skeletal System.
7. Muscular System.
8. Central Nervous System.
9. Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System.
10. Special Senses.
11. Endocrine System.
12. Blood.
13. Heart.
14. Circulation and Blood Vessels.
15. The Lymphatic System and Immunity.
16. Infection Control and Standard Precautions.
17. Respiratory System.
18. Digestive System.
19. Nutrition.
20. Urinary/Excretory System.
21. Reproductive System.
22. Genetics and Genetically Linked Diseases.

New to this Edition

  • Revised and completely up to date, BODY STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS, 13E features the latest research and practices from the field.
  • Updated information in the Medical Highlights features focuses on emerging disease processes and cutting-edge treatments.
  • An all-new media link feature directs students to 3D anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology animations that bring difficult concepts to life.

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