Organization of the human body -- Chemistry, matter, and life -- Cells and their functions -- Tissues, glands, and membranes -- Disease and disease-producing organisms -- The integumentary system -- The skeleton: bones and joints -- The muscular system -- The nervous system : the spinal cord and spinal nerves -- The nervous system : the brain and cranial nerves -- The sensory system -- The endocrine system : glands and hormones -- The blood -- The heart and heart disease -- Blood vessels and blood circulation -- The lymphatic system and lymphoid tissue -- Immunity -- The respiratory system -- The digestive system -- Metabolism, nutrition, and body temperature -- Body fluids -- The urinary system -- The male and female reproductive systems -- Development and birth -- Heredity and hereditary diseases. "This widely read classic is an excellent primer on normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, basic microbiology, chemistry, and the human disease process. With an accessible design and a robust multimedia electronic ancillary package, the Twelfth Edition is even more engaging and understandable for students with diverse learning styles. It builds on its solid foundation by seamlessly integrating the placement and relationship of the art and text. A new full-body transparency insert has been added to the text to assist students in performing a virtual dissection of the human body from skin down to bone. The new editions' PASSport to Success retains all the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities introduced with the last edition, plus additional animations and activities. The interface has been enhanced to improve the student experience, while the connection with the text has been strengthened with a list of ancillaries by learning style on each chapter opener."--Product description.