Exercises for the Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory, 4e

By Erin C. Amerman  •  
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Print ISBN  9781617319396
• eBook ISBN  9781617319402
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This concise, inexpensive, black-and-white manual is appropriate for one- or two-semester anatomy and physiology laboratory courses. It offers a flexible alternative to the larger, more expensive laboratory manuals on the market. This streamlined manual shares the same innovative, activities-based approach as its more comprehensive, full-color counterpart, Exploring Anatomy & Physiology in the Laboratory, 3e.

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  • Pre-Lab Exercises encourage students to actively prepare for the lab by defining key terms, doing labeling and coloring exercises to learn anatomical structures, and reviewing vital material from previous units, saving instructors from having to spend excessive time reviewing material from the lecture.
  • Model Inventories provide easily referenced lists of anatomical structures that students are responsible for identifying. These lists help students catalog the specimens they see in the lab.
  • Focused Activities describe the guiding philosophy of this lab manual. Students learn best when they are actively involved in the laboratory. In this manual, students are asked to be active by describing, labeling, writing, coloring, and drawing.
  • Tracing Exercises ask students to write step-by-step, turn-by-turn directions to follow substances (blood cells, food molecules, waste by-products, electrical events) through the human body, and/or trace the substances’ path on a “map” of the body. These exercises allow students to see the big picture of how the body systems interact and to understand the relationship between structure and function.
  • End-of-Unit Quizzes contain critical thinking questions that test student comprehension.
  • Hints & Tips appear throughout the book to help students navigate some of the more difficult topics in anatomy and physiology.
What's New in this Edition
  • Revised and updated exercises
  • Additional bolded terms and pronunciations
  • New and revised figures
  • Updated “Key Terms”
  • New and revised “End-of-Unit Quiz” questions
Table of contents
Unit 1: Introduction to Anatomical Terms
Unit 2: Chemistry
Unit 3: Introduction to the Microscope
Unit 4: Cytology
Unit 5: Histology
Unit 6: Integumentary System
Unit 7: Introduction to the Skeletal System and Osseous Tissue
Unit 8: Skeletal System
Unit 9: Articulations
Unit 10: Skeletal Muscle Anatomy
Unit 11: Muscle Tissue
Unit 12: Nervous Tissue
Unit 13: Central Nervous System
Unit 14: Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System
Unit 15: General and Special Senses
Unit 16: Endocrine System
Unit 17: The Cardiovascular System—Part I: The Heart
Unit 18: The Cardiovascular System—Part II: Blood Vessel Anatomy
Unit 19: The Cardiovascular System—Part III: Cardiovascular Physiology
Unit 20: Blood
Unit 21: Lymphatics and Immunity
Unit 22: Respiratory System Anatomy
Unit 23: Respiratory System Physiology
Unit 24: Digestive System
Unit 25: Urinary System Anatomy
Unit 26: Urinary System Physiology
Unit 27: Reproductive System
Unit 28: Human Development and Heredity
Unit 29: Physiological Connections
About the Author

Erin C. Amerman has been involved in anatomy and physiology education for more than 12 years as an author and professor, most recently at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. She received a B.S. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of West Florida and a doctorate in podiatric medicine from Des Moines University. Erin lives in Florida with her family and many pets where she enjoys hiking to find and photograph wildlife, especially the large, toothy reptiles that Florida has in abundance!