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Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, Global Edition

Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, Global Edition

7th Edition

Dee Silverthorn

Jul 2015, Paperback, 960 pages
ISBN13: 9781292094939
ISBN10: 1292094931
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For courses in Human Physiology

An Integrated Science Needs an Integrated Approach

Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach broke ground with its thorough coverage of molecular physiology seamlessly integrated into a traditional homeostasis-based systems approach.

MasteringA&P® is not included. Students, if MasteringA&P is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringA&P should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


1. Introduction to Physiology

2. Molecular Interactions

3. Compartmentation: Cells and Tissues

4. Energy and Cellular Metabolism

5. Membrane Dynamics

6. Communication, Integration, and Homeostasis


7. Introduction to the Endocrine System

8. Neurons: Cellular and Network Properties

9. The Central Nervous System

10. Sensory Physiology

11. Efferent Division: Autonomic and Somatic Motor Control

12. Muscles

13. Integrative Physiology I: Control of Body Movement


14. Cardiovascular Physiology

15. Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure

16. Blood

17. Mechanics of Breathing

18. Gas Exchange and Transport

19. The Kidneys

20. Integrative Physiology II: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance


21. The Digestive System

22. Metabolism and Energy Balance

23. Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism

24. The Immune System

25. Integrative Physiology III: Exercise

26. Reproduction and Development

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

A learning framework within the book

NEW! Learning Outcomes appear at the beginning of every chapter to provide a learning framework for students, allowing them to easily test their knowledge after reading.

NEW! The Digestive System and Reproduction and Development chapters have been heavily revised to include the latest research and better foster student understanding and application.

NEW! Building off of the engaging ESSENTIALS and REVIEW figures of the Sixth Edition, the Seventh Edition includes more process art, blending narrative explanations and clear visuals that better enable students to visualize difficult concepts and physiological processes.

NEW! The Seventh Edition’s upgraded art program includes more three-dimensional art and many conceptually redesigned or new figures to enhance student understanding, including:

o ANATOMY SUMMARIES show the anatomy of a physiological system from a macro to micro perspective in one large spread.

o Reflex pathway maps and concept maps demonstrate at-a-glance complex physiological processes.

o REVIEW figures visually present concepts that students should already be familiar with and must master before moving into later chapters and content.

o ESSENTIALS figures concisely present important concepts for students to master in each chapter.

o FOCUS ON figures highlight the anatomy and physiology of important organs, including the skin, the liver, the spleen, and the pineal gland.

Running Problems are popular case studies based on real-life events that appear in short segments throughout each chapter, providing clinical applications relevant to chapter material.

Three chapters on Integrative Physiology (Chapters 13, 20, and 25) ask students to step back and look at the big picture to learn how separate physiological processes work together in an integrated system. These chapters also widen the narrative focus to explore how body systems influence each other and demonstrate the emergent properties of the various body systems.

Engaging Pedagogy Supports Critical Thinking

NEW! Updated coverage throughout includes information based on recent discoveries. Some controversial ideas and hypotheses are presented, illustrating that physiology is a dynamic, changing discipline.

Figure and Graph Questions in select figures and graphs ask students to think critically and analytically, providing frequent stop-and-think opportunities on important concepts.

Concept Checks at the end of chapter subsections test students before they move on.

Dr. Silverthorn’s end-of-chapter, 4-level learning system helps build student confidence and understanding through a logical progression from factual questions to conceptual problems to analytical exercises to quantitative questions. The variety of questions also gives instructors flexibility in assigning homework from the text:

o Level 1 questions review basic facts and terms.

o Level 2 questions test the student's ability to comprehend and integrate the key concepts in the chapter.

o Level 3 exercises are real-world scenarios designed to develop problem-solving skills.

o Level 4 questions are quantitative questions that require mathematical skills.

MasteringA&P® is not included. Students, if MasteringA&P is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringA&P should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

NEW! 10 Phys in Action! Video Tutors and Coaching Activities help students master challenging physiological concepts through laboratory demonstrations and real-world examples. The Phys in Action! Video Tutors are QR-accessible from the text, while the Phys in Action! Coaching Activities can track student assessment in MasteringA&P.

NEW! Interactive Physiology 2.0 (IP 2.0) Coaching Activities help students dive deeper into complex physiological processes using the engaging Interactive Physiology tutorial program.

NEW! A&P Flix Coaching Activities bring difficult A&P concepts to life with dramatic three-dimensional representations of important processes and carefully developed step-by-step explanations.

NEW! Dynamic Study Modules offer a personalized reading experience of the chapter content. As students answer questions to master the chapter content, they receive detailed feedback with text and art from the book itself. Dynamic Study Modules help students acquire, retain, and recall information faster and more efficiently than ever before.

NEW! Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive, classroom tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Now included with Mastering with eText, Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:

· Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills

· Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling

· Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class

· Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning