Anatomy Student's Self-Test Visual Dictionary (Paperback)

An All-in-One Anatomy Reference and Study Aid (Barron's Visual Dictionaries)

By Ken Ashwell, Ph.D.

Barrons Educational Series, 9780764147241, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

List Price: 29.99*
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Students preparing for careers in various medical professions will value this highly detailed and profusely illustrated reference guide. Fourteen chapters show, label, and define all human body regions and parts and describe physiological processes. The chapter titles are:
  • Body Overview
  • Cells and Tissues
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Nervous System
  • Special Sense Organs
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Urinary System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Reproductive System

The book's fifteenth and final chapter provides students with a workbook that presents labeled line illustrations of the human body's muscle and skeletal systems. Students are encouraged to color in individual muscles and bones as an effective aid to memorizing the names and locations of each part. More than 500 color illustrations.

About the Author

Ken Ashwell teaches anatomy to medical, health and exercise, and science students, and maintains an active involvement in research on brain development (both normal and abnormal) and brain evolution. He has written extensively for scientific journals, and has both written and contributed to many books on scientific topics. He is professor of Anatomy at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.