Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
8th Ed.
2019 © F. A. Davis Company
Valerie C. Scanlon PhD
Valerie C. Scanlon, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6937-6
Nursing, Anatomy, Basic Sciences, Orthopedics/Orthopaedics


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Here’s the approach that makes A&P easier to master. A student-friendly writing style, superb art program, and learning opportunities in every chapter build a firm foundation in this must-know subject to ensure success.

Key Features:

  • • Flexible presentation of content makes the text suitable for any course.
  • • Precisely detailed, full-color illustrations throughout make every concept clear.
  • • Highly detailed anatomy photographs and full-color illustrations enhance visual learning.
  • • Clinical application boxes put theory into action.
  • • Extensive microbiology tables reinforce the text.
  • • Questions for every figure in the book encourage critical thinking and reinforce understanding of the image and the content.
  • • A wealth of pedagogical features promotes learning and includes chapter outlines, student objectives, new and related clinical terminology (with pronunciations), study outlines, review questions and "For Further Thought" discussion topics, and a comprehensive glossary.
  • • Pretests and post-tests for every chapter with print and email capabilities assess progress.

New to this Edition:

  • • Reflects the latest knowledge in the field
  • • Features a more streamlined design.

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent update of a classic textbook. As medical advances and human understanding of anatomy and physiology continue to evolve, it is hoped the authors will continue to revise this book. Well done."

-- Steven Hamick, AAS, BIS (William Beaumont Hospitals)


This title is written as an introduction to the world of anatomy and physiology. Although not specifically stated, it is intended for upper high school and undergraduate levels. The authors have written previous editions of this book as well as other textbooks, so they are unquestionably experts in their respective fields.

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