Body Structures and Functions

  • AUTHORS: Ann Senisi Scott; Elizabeth Fong
  • ISBN-13: 9781133691655 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 544 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 12th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2004, 1998
  • ©2014     Published
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About The Product

BODY STRUCTURES AND FUNCTION, 12E introduces your students to the basics required for the study of the human body and how it functions in a clear and concise manner. This book takes them from a general introduction to life functions, the terminology used to describe body parts and their locations, to an overall review of human development and body processes. Diseases and disorders are integrated within each body system chapter to link physiology with anatomy. Highlights and features that emphasize clinical applications make learning fun and engaging.


  • Includes an Infection Control and Standard Precautions chapter that emphasizes the importance of maintaining health and safety in the health care work environment.
  • Includes Career Profiles that provide insight into today’s hottest health care careers.
  • Includes “Did You Know" boxes that features fun, interesting trivia-like facts to engage your students and Medical Highlights that provide them with the latest information on diseases, treatment and health care issues.
  • Includes Effects of Aging boxes that highlight body system changes that occur as we age and Applying Theory to Practice and Case Studies that simulate experiences your students will encounter in a health care setting.
  • Includes Lab Activities that bring a new interactive dimension to learning and is accompanied by a student workbook that offer 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

  • CourseMate Available.
  • Phonetic pronunciations for difficult-to-pronounce terms added to each chapter.
  • New feature: One Body. Feature details how each body system works with other body systems to maintain balance).
  • Includes new guidelines for CPR.
  • Includes new FDA My Plate and dietary guidelines.
  • Includes updated information on Medical Highlights and disease processes and treatments.
  • New feature: Media link directs students to 3D anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology animations that bring difficult concepts to life.
  • New feature: Study Tools – directs students to the many tools available to support them in their study of the chapter material.

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  • Paperbound Edition
    ISBN-10: 1133691749 | ISBN-13: 9781133691747
    Price = $84.50