Introduction to the Human Body
10th Edition

ORION
Orion
 Introduction to the Human Body
Gerard J. Tortora
Bryan H. Derrickson

© 2015

New in WileyPLUS

  • Real Anatomy 2.0 and PowerPhys 3.0 are now integrated into WileyPLUS and supported on tablets.
  • Ten NEW 3-D physiological animations have been added.
  • Three NEW PowerPhys simulations have been added.
  • 12 new online BioPac Laboratory Experiments and 5 new questions each have been added. The questions guide experiments and reports and are gradable with WileyPLUS.
  • New editions of Connie Allen’s “Cat Dissection” and “Pig Dissection” laboratory guides.
  • New cat and pig dissection videos created by Mark Nielson have been added to the WileyPLUS course, in addition to the existing rat dissection video.
  • Muscles in Motion 3-D animations with new questions.

Topics covered

Unit I: Organisation of the Human Body

  1. An Introduction to the Human Body
  2. The Chemical Level of Organisation
  3. The Cellular Level of Organisation
  4. The Tissue Level of Organisation
  5. The Integumentary System

Unit II: Principles of Support and Movement

  1. The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue
  2. The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
  3. The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
  4. Joints
  5. Muscle Tissue
  6. The Muscular System


Unit III: Control Systems of the Human Body

  1. Nervous Tissue
  2. The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
  3. The Brain and Cranial Nerves
  4. The Autonomic Nervous System
  5. Sensory, Motor and Integrative Systems
  6. The Special Senses
  7. The Endocrine System

Unit IV: Maintenance of the Human Body

  1. The Cardiovascular System: The Blood
  2. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
  3. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics
  1. The Lymphatic System, Nonspecific Resistance to Disease, and Immunity
  2. The Respiratory System
  3. The Digestive System
  4. Metabolism
  5. The Urinary System
  6. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis

Unit V: Continuity

  1. The Reproductive Systems
  2. Development and Inheritance