Crisp and concise language, an incredible art program, and thought-provoking features combine to offer students an accessible gateway to the knowledge they need. The third edition of The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System adheres to its formula focusing on students enrolled in the one-semester anatomy and physiology course preparing to enter a health-related profession. This edition increases its coverage of medical terminology that help students analyze and pronounce key anatomical terms.Clear and concise writing style makes the book easy to read and understand, regardless of the reader's prior scientific knowledge.Original, high-quality illustrations add visual impact and reinforcement. They are designed to correlate with the textual material and help students visualize anatomical features and physiological processes.Focus on Aging boxes describe the effects of aging on the body system discussed in that chapter.Functional Relationship diagrams illustrate the connection between the chapter topic system and the other body systems, reinforcing the concept that all systems work in concert.Representative Disorders of each body system are organized and presented in an illustration at the end of each chapter. The disorders are cross referenced and briefly described in a Glossary of Disorders in the back of the book.Quick Check questions (now with answers at the back of the book) throughout each chapter enable students to assess their comprehension at various points within a chapter.Chapter Quizzes at the conclusion of each chapter provide recall, thought, and application questions to check comprehension of the concepts within the chapter.A companion CD-ROM will be bound into each textbook and includes Body Spectrum, an electronic coloring book that offers 80 detailed anatomy illustrations that can be colored online or printed out to color and study offlineFrom the Pharmacy boxes describe common pharmaceuticals for each body system. Each box includes a brief description of the drug and its action, common uses, and abbreviations.Anatomy & Physiology Pioneers boxes present brief biographies of trailblazers in science and medicine, correlated to each chapter to provide historical context.A new student-friendly design and organization with a renewed emphasis on medical terminology.Includes Terminology Check exercises at the end of each chapter to aid students in synthesizing new vocabulary termsA companion Evolve website provides students access to a Glossary with audio pronunciations, WebLinks created especially for this text, and the Panorama of Anatomy and Physiology software, which includes interactive exercises, quizzes, and activities designed to make learning fun.