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Designed for an introductory, one-semester course, the scope, organization, writing style, depth of presentation, and pedagogical aspects of this text have been tailored to meet the needs of students preparing for a career in allied health. 


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Part 1 Organization of the Body

1. Introduction to the Human Body

2. Chemical Aspects of Life

3. Cell

4. Tissues and Membranes

Part 2 Covering, Support, and Movement of the Body

5. Integumentary System

6. Skeletal System

7. Muscular System

Part 3 Integration and Control

8. Nervous System

9. Senses

10. Endocrine System

Part 4 Maintenance of the Body

11. Blood

12. Heart and Blood Vessels

13. Lymphatic System and Defenses Against Disease

14. Respiratory System

15. Digestive System

16. Urinary System

Part 5 Reproduction

17. Reproductive Systems

18. Pregnancy, Prenatal Development, and Genetics

Part 6 Study Guides

Appendix A: Keys to Medical Terminology

Appendix B: Answers to Self-Review Questions