Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Anatomy Physiology, & Disease: Learning the Language

Chapter 2: The Human Body: Reading the Map

Chapter 3: Biochemistry: The Basic Ingredients of Life

Chapter 4: The Cells: The Raw Materials and Building Blocks

Chapter 5: Tissues and Systems: The Inside Story

Chapter 6: The Skeletal System: The Framework

Chapter 7: The Muscular System: Movement for the Journey

Chapter 8: The Integumentary System: The Protective Covering

Chapter 9: The Nervous System: The Body’s Control Center

Chapter 10: The Endocrine System: The Body’s Other Control Center

Chapter 11: The Senses: The Sights and Sounds

Chapter 12: The Cardiovascular System: Transport and Supply

Chapter 13: The Respiratory System: It’s a Gas

Chapter 14: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems: Your Defense Systems

Chapter 15: The Gastrointestinal System: Fuel for the Trip

Chapter 16: The Urinary System: Filtration and Fluid Balance

Chapter 17: The Reproductive System: Replacement and Repair

Chapter 18: Basic Diagnostic Tests: What Do the Tests Tell Us?

Chapter 19: The Journey’s End: Now What?

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Appendix A: Medical Terminology, Word Parts, and Singular and Plural Endings

Appendix B: Clinical Abbreviations and “Do Not Use” List

Appendix C: Infectious Diseases and Their Pathogens

Appendix D: Laboratory Reference Values

Appendix E: Multisystem Effects of Various Diseases and Conditions

Appendix F: Vitamins and Minerals: Sources, Function and Effects of Deficiency and Toxicity

Appendix G: Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions

Appendix H: Health Care Careers and Career Planning