Human Physiology
Human Physiology

Human Physiology

Lead Author(s): John Redden, Joe Crivello

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Focused on pure human physiology, this textbook uses interactivity to extend the subject beyond the page.

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Top Hat’s Human Physiology contains interactive diagrams, custom illustrations, pop-up definitions, and interactive 3D models to keep students actively engaged when learning the material.
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Complete test bank of 400 questions for instructors to use.

Comparison of Human Physiology Textbooks

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Top Hat

John Redden & Joe Crivello, Human Physiology, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Dee Unglaub Silverhorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (8th ed.)

Cengage

Lauralee Sherwood, Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (9th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Stuart Fox, Human Physiology (14th ed.)

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

$197.71

Hardcover print text only

$172.68

Hardcover print text only

$174.72

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology course, and is updated with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

John Redden & Joe Crivello, Human Physiology, Only One Edition needed

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

Pearson

Dee Unglaub Silverhorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (8th ed.)

$197.71

Hardcover print text only

Cengage

Lauralee Sherwood, Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (9th ed.)

$172.68

Hardcover print text only

McGraw-Hill

Stuart Fox, Human Physiology (14th ed.)

$174.72

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

Top Hat

John Redden & Joe Crivello, Human Physiology, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Dee Unglaub Silverhorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (8th ed.)

Cengage

Lauralee Sherwood, Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (9th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Stuart Fox, Human Physiology (14th ed.)

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

John Redden & Joe Crivello, Human Physiology, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Dee Unglaub Silverhorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (8th ed.)

Cengage

Lauralee Sherwood, Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (9th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Stuart Fox, Human Physiology (14th ed.)

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

John Redden & Joe Crivello, Human Physiology, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Dee Unglaub Silverhorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (8th ed.)

Cengage

Lauralee Sherwood, Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (9th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Stuart Fox, Human Physiology (14th ed.)

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

John Redden & Joe Crivello, Human Physiology, Only One Edition needed

Pearson

Dee Unglaub Silverhorn, Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach (8th ed.)

Cengage

Lauralee Sherwood, Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems (9th ed.)

McGraw-Hill

Stuart Fox, Human Physiology (14th ed.)

About this textbook

Lead Authors

John Redden, Ph.DUniversity of Connecticut

John Redden has taught A&P for many years, from small to ultra-large classes. He currently serves as a National Academies Education Mentor in the Sciences Assistant Director of Faculty Development programs at the University of Connecticut’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Joseph F. Crivello, Ph.DUniversity of Connecticut

Joseph F. Crivello has taught A&P for the past 34 years. He is currently a Teaching Fellow of the HHMI/Hemsley Summer Teaching Institute and is the Premedical Advisor to the University.

Contributing Authors

Melissa MarcucciUniversity of St. Joseph

Melissa FoxWingate University

Angela HessBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Andrew LokutaUniversity of Wisconsin

Kristen KimballUniversity of Connecticut

Michele MooreButler University

Matthew OrangeCentral Connecticut State University

Chad WayneUniversity of Houston

Gerald BrasingtonUniversity of Southern Carolina

Kira WersteinIowa State University

Bruce PichlerUniversity of North Georgia

Ron GerritsMilwaukee School of Engineering

Chris TrimbyWisconsin Institute for Science Education & Community Engagement

Adam SullivanBrown University

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Table of Contents - Human Physiology

Structure Dictates Function
Homeostatic Set Points

Biological Membranes
Gene Expression and the Endomembrane System
Molecular Transport
Cell Signaling
Cell-Cell Interactions and the Extracellular Matrix
The Life and Death of Cells and Tissues

Epidermis
Dermis
Hypodermis
Accessory Structures of the Integumentary System
The Effects of Aging on the Skin
Interconnection to other Physiological System

Bones
Bone Mechanics

Creating Membrane Potential in a Biological System
The Nernst Equation Calculates Equilibrium Potential
Resting Membrane Potential
Neuronal Physiology
Synaptic Physiology
Action Potentials from Suprathreshold Stimuli
Presynaptic and Postsynaptic Physiology

Muscle Physiology
Skeletal Muscle Macro and Microstructure
Energetics of Skeletal Muscle Activity
Skeletal Muscle Mechanics
Skeletal Muscle Aging
Smooth Muscle: Macrostructure and Microstructure

CNS Organizing Principles
Meninges, CSF and Blood-Brain Barrier
Cell Physiology
Spinal Cord
Aging of the CNS

Patterns of ORganization
Classification of Sensory Receptors
Sensory Receptor Physiology: Analog to Digital
Somatosensory Pathways
Aging of Sensory Receptors

Vision
Audition and Balance
Olfaction
Gustation

Motor Pathways, the Nervous System and Skeletal Muscles
Types of Motor Pathways
Pattern Generation for Muscle Movement
Muscle Tone and Posture
Disorders of the Motor Pathway
Aging and the Motor Pathway

Comparisons of the Somatic and Autonomic Nervous Systems
Physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System
The Parasympathetic Nervous System is Cholinergic
ANS Regulation of Homeostasis

Endocrine Tissues
Patterns of Organization
Endocrine Tissues: Hypothalamus and Pituitary
Endocrine Tissues
Aging and the Endocrine System

Erythrocytes are the Major Formed Element
Leukocytes are Cells of the Immune System
Blood Type and Transfusions: An Intersection of Red and White Blood Cells
Platelets are Responsible for Clotting

Organizing Principles of Cardiac Physiology
Heart
Myocardium Excitability
Excitation-Contraction Coupling
Regulation of Cardiac Output

Blood Vessel Physiology
Physiology of Circulation
Short-term Regulation of Blood Pressure
Effects of Aging on Circulation

Respiratory Physiology
Ventilation
Gas Exchange
O2 and CO2 Blood Transport

Lymphatic System
Innate Immunity
Adaptive Immunity
Aging and the Immune System

The Digestive System Has Anatomical and Functional Patterns
Regional Specializations
Regional Specialization: The Stomach
Regional Specialization: The Small Intestine
Regional Specialization: The Large Intestine
Accessory Organs
The Pancreas
Regulation
Digestion and Absorption at a Molecular Level
Aging of the Digestive System

Renal Physiology
Long-Term Regulation of Blood Pressure
Effect of Aging on Kidney Function

Gametogenesis
Reproductive Tissues
Hormonal Regulation of Reproduction
Fate of Sperm in the Female Reproductive Tract

Instructor Resources