Preface

This laboratory manual was prepared to be used with any human anatomy and physiology textbook. The major dissection specimen is the fetal pig.

The laboratory manual contains sixty-two laboratory exercises and reports. The exercises are planned to illustrate and review anatomical and physiological facts and principles presented in a textbook and to help students investigate some of these ideas in greater detail.

Often the laboratory exercises are short or are divided into several separate procedures. This allows an instructor to select those exercises or parts of exercises that will best meet the needs of a particular program. Also, exercises requiring a minimal amount of laboratory equipment have been included.

The laboratory exercises include a variety of special features that are designed to stimulate interest in the subject matter, to involve students in the learning process, and to guide them through the planned activities. These special features include the following:

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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