Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 12th Edition PDF  maintains the superb balance between structure and function. It continues to emphasize the correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. The acclaimed illustration program is also even better along with the redevelopment of many of the figures depicting the toughest topics to grasp.

Medical Textbooks Online: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 12th Edition PDF
Medical Textbooks Online: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 12th Edition PDF


An anatomy and physiology course can be the gateway to a gratifying career in a host of health-related professions. As active teachers of the course, we recognize both the rewards and challenges in providing a strong foundation for understanding the complexities of the human body to an increasingly diverse population of students.

The twelfth edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology continues to offer a balanced presentation of content under the umbrella of our primary and unifying theme of homeostasis, supported by relevant discussions of disruptions to homeostasis. In addition, years of student feedback have convinced us that readers learn anatomy and physiology more readily when they remain mindful of the relationship between structure and function. As a writing team—an anatomist and a physiologist—our very different specializations offer practical advantages in fine-tuning the balance between anatomy and physiology. Most importantly, our students continue to remind us of their needs for—and of the power of—simplicity, directness, and clarity. To meet these needs each chapter has been written and revised to include:

• clear, compelling, and up-to-date discussions of anatomy and physiology

• expertly executed and generously sized art

• classroom-tested pedagogy

• outstanding student study support. As we revised the content for this edition, we kept our focus on these important criteria for success in the anatomy and physiology classroom and have refined or added new elements to enhance the teaching and learning process.


Every chapter in this edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology incorporates a host of improvements to both the text and the art developed by ourselves and suggested by reviewers, educators, or students.

About the author

Gerard J. Tortora is Professor of Biology and former Coordinator at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, where he teaches human anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree in science education from Montclair State College. He is a member of many professional organizations, such as the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Education Association (NEA), and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB).

Above all, Jerry is devoted to his students and their aspirations. In recognition of this commitment, Jerry was the recipient of MACUB’s 1992 President’s Memorial Award. In 1996, he received a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) excellence award from the University of Texas and was selected to represent Bergen Community College in a campaign to increase awareness of the contributions of community colleges to higher education. Jerry is also the author of several best-selling science textbooks and laboratory manuals, a calling that often requires an additional 40 hours per week beyond his teaching responsibilities.

Free Medical Books Info

  • Categories: Free Medical Books,Anatomy,Physiology
  • Year:2008
  • Edition:12
  • Publisher:Wiley
  • Language:english
  • Pages:1281
  • ISBN 10:0470084715
  • ISBN 13:9780470084717
  • File:PDF, 78.84 MB

Medical Textbooks Online: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 12th Edition PDF



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