Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, Global Edition Pearson eText, 8th Edition

Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, Global Edition Pearson eText, 8th Edition

By Dee Unglaub Silverthorn
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Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach is the #1 best-selling 1-semester human physiology text world-wide. The 8th Edition engages students in developing a deeper understanding of human physiology by guiding them to think critically and equipping them to solve real-world problems. Updates, such as new Try It activities and detailed teaching suggestions in the new Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules, help students learn and apply mapping skills, graphing skills, and data interpretation skills.

The text reflects Dr. Silverthorn’s active learning style of instruction and builds upon the thorough integration of “big picture” themes with up-to-date cellular and molecular physiology topics that have always been the foundation of her approach.

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  • Easy-to-Follow Instructions help students integrate information by creating concept maps and flow charts.
  • A Ready-to-Go Teaching Module provides extensive teaching suggestions for instructors to guide students in creating concept maps. M
  • Mapping Exercises are included in the end-of-chapter Review Questions for most chapters.
  • Unique Integrative Physiology chapters (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 explore control of body movement, fluid and electrolyte balance, and exercise and demonstrate the emergent properties of the various body systems.
  • Four core concepts in biology that are most related to physiology are introduced in Chapter 1, informed by recommendations from academic organisations including NSF, AAAS, HHMI, and AAMC. The four themes explore structure-function relationships, biological energy use, information flow within an organism, and homeostasis and control systems that maintain homeostasis.
  • “Try it” Activities present a realworld research problem or classic experiment and guide students in analysing the data and thinking like a scientist by considering different outcomes, designing a follow-up experiment, or forming a hypothesis. “Try it” Activity topics include Graphing (Chapter 1), Cell Membrane Models (Chapter 5), Action Potentials in Venus Flytraps (Chapter 8), SaltySweet Taste Experiment (Chapter 10), the FrankStarling Law of the Heart (Chapter 14), Insulin (Chapter 19) and Oral Rehydration Therapy (Chapter 21).
  • An assignable version of each “Try it” activity is available in Pearson Mastering A&P, including coaching and feedback.
  • A Ready-to-Go Teaching Module includes a wealth of teaching ideas to help students build and practice graphing skills.
  • Running Problems explore a real-world disease or disorder that unfolds in short segments throughout the chapter. Students can check their understanding by comparing their answers with those in Problem Conclusion at the end of each chapter. Related Running Problem Coaching Activities can be assigned in Pearson Mastering A&P.
  • Questions throughout the chapter give students an opportunity to check their understanding.
  • Figure Questions and Graph Questions ask students to think critically and analytically, providing frequent stop-and-think opportunities to reinforce important concepts while building visualisation and graphing skills. Answers to these questions appear at the end of the text, in Appendix A.
  • Concept Checks appear at intervals throughout the chapter and test students before they move on.
  • End-of-chapter, 4-Level Review Questions help to build the student’s confidence as they progress from answering factual questions, to conceptual problems, to analytical exercises, and concluding with quantitative questions. The variety of questions also gives instructors flexibility in assigning homework from the text
  • Carefully selected content updates have been added throughout the text to reflect the dynamic state of physiology research
  • Easy-to-follow references direct learners to related content and media
  • Anatomy Summary Figures provide succinct visual overviews of a physiological system from a macro to micro perspective. Whether students are learning the anatomy for the first time or refreshing their memory, these summaries show the essential features of each system in a single figure.
  • Reflex pathway maps and concept maps demonstrate at-a-glance complex physiological processes.
  • Review Figures visually present foundational concepts that students may already be familiar with. Students may find it helpful to check out these figures before learning new physiology concepts.
  • Additional “Focus On…” Figures highlight the anatomy and physiology of important organs, including the skin, bone marrow, the liver, the spleen, the thymus gland, and the pineal gland.
Table of contents
  • 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