Human Physiology

Human Physiology
Bryan H. Derrickson

© 2016

WileyPLUS is an easy way for students to learn, collaborate, and grow. With WileyPLUS, students create a personalized study plan, assess progress along the way, and make deeper connections as they interact with the course material and each other.

WileyPLUS also includes ORION – integrated, adaptive practice that helps students build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively.

This collaborative learning environment provides immediate insight into strengths and problem areas through a combination of dynamic course materials and visual reports so that both you and your students can act on what’s most important.

  • Critical Thinking Exercises help students apply their knowledge of physiology by asking them to address realistic situations. These exercises then guide them through the logical progression of thought processes needed to come to a solution.
  • Actionable Reports: Quickly assess how your class is doing by student or by learning objective. Our highly visual, actionable reports make it easy for you to intervene with students who are falling behind and make course corrections along the way.


WileyPLUSincludes the following Resources:

  • 3-D Physiology: A series of 3-D animations that tackle the most difficult physiological concepts for you to teach.
  • PowerPhys: Physiological laboratory simulations that use algorithmic data.
  • Muscles in Motion: Animations that show the muscles that move every major joint of the human body.
  • Research to Reality: Primary research articles that help your students make connections to real-life applications.
  • Interactions: Animations, interactive exercises, games, concept maps, and animated case stories that help students solidify the concepts.
  • Test Bank: Test your students’ comprehension with this digital collection of fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, true/false, and free-response questions.
  • PowerPoint Slides: Our PowerPoint presentations allow you to illustrate important topics with images, figures, and key concepts from the textbook.
  • Anatomy and Physiology Visual Library
  • PowerPhys and Animation Answer Keys
  • Assessment Questions

Topics covered

  1. An Introduction to Physiology
  2. Chemical Composition of the Body
  3. Cells
  4. Metabolism
  5. Transport Across the Plasma Membrane
  6. Cell Signaling
  7. The Nervous System and Neuronal Excitability
  8. The Central Nervous System
  1. Sensory Systems
  2. Autonomic and Somatic Nervous Systems
  3. Muscle
  4. Control of Body Movement
  5. The Endocrine System
  6. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
  7. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics
  8. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood
  1. The Immune System
  2. The Respiratory System
  3. The Urinary System
  4. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis
  5. The Digestive System
  6. Metabolic Adaptations, Energy Balance, and Temperature Regulation
  7. The Reproductive Systems