Updates and Additions

The eighth edition incorporates a number of new and recently modified physiological concepts. This may surprise people who are unfamiliar with the subject; indeed, I'm sometimes asked if the field really changes much from one edition to the next. It does; that's one of the reasons physiology is so much fun to study. I've tried to impart this sense of excitement and fun in the book by indicating, in a manner appropriate for this level of text, where knowledge is new and where gaps in our knowledge remain. Following is a partial list of the topical additions and updates made to the eighth edition. New figures added to support the coordinating text discussion are also indicated.

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Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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