Anatomy Essentials

(ANAT-ESS.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-502-2
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The Anatomy Essentials course helps you discover the wonders of organs, systems and how they work together to keep us alive. From the heartbeat to the complexities of the nervous system. Learn important medical terms, unravel the secrets of bones and muscles, and gain a deeper insight into the amazing workings of our bodies. This course is designed to make learning fun and engaging.

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11+ Lessons | 123+ Flashcards | 123+ Glossary of terms




  • About This Course
  • Conventions Used in This Course
  • Icons Used in This Course
  • Where to Go from Here

Focusing on the Framework of Anatomy and Physiology

  • Looking at the Science of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Familiarizing Yourself with Anatomical Jargon
  • Arranging Organisms by Levels of Organization
  • Metabolism: Keeping Body Processes in Motion
  • Balancing Bodily Reactions with Homeostasis

Examining Cell Biology Basics

  • How Cells Spend Their Time
  • Exploring Eukaryotic Cells
  • Macromolecules, the Building Blocks of Life
  • Discovering How Genetic Material Makes You Who You Are
  • Cycling through Life, Cell-Style
  • Forming Tissues from Cells

Scoping Out the Body’s Structural Layers

  • The Skinny on Your Skeleton
  • The 411 on the Muscular System
  • An Introduction to the Integument

Getting to the Heart of the Circulatory System

  • Analyzing the Cardiac Anatomy
  • Meet Your Blood Vessels
  • Discovering What’s in Your Blood
  • Focusing on the Physiology of Circulation

Taking a Deep Breath with the Respiratory System

  • Surveying the Duties of the Respiratory System
  • Nosing around Your Respiratory Anatomy
  • Discovering the Ins and Outs of Breathing

Getting on Track with the Digestive System

  • Your Digestive System in a Nutshell
  • Moving through the Structures of the Digestive Tract
  • Doing the Chemical Breakdown

Passing through the Urinary System

  • Running Down the Urinary System’s Responsibilities
  • Surveying the Structures of the Urinary System
  • The Yellow River
  • Maintaining Homeostasis

Making Babies: The Reproductive System

  • Surveying the Functions of the Reproductive System
  • Making Gametes
  • The Egg-citing Female Reproductive System
  • Furthering Fertilization: The Male Reproductive System
  • Pausing for Pregnancy

Exploring the Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems

  • Controlling It All: The Nervous System
  • Sending Messages Chemical-Style with the Endocrine System
  • Defending Your “Self” with the Immune System

Ten Phabulous Physiology Phacts

  • Only Humans Have Opposable Thumbs
  • Human Milk Is the Best Milk
  • You’re (Surprisingly) as Hairy as a Gorilla
  • You Can Process Fear and Emotion
  • You Smell Like You See
  • Your Mouth Is More Efficient Than a Chimp’s
  • Millions of Microbes Owe You Their Lives
  • Oxygen Can be Dangerous
  • You Can Control Your Breathing but Fido Can’t
  • Hemoglobin Dominates Your Red Blood Cells

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