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Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab Manual, Cat Version, 10th Edition

By Elaine N. Marieb, Susan J. Mitchell

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 11, 2010


Designed for use with any A&P textbook, this best-selling laboratory manual features a wide variety of exercises and activities to meet the needs of any anatomy & physiology laboratory course. Known for its thorough, clearly-written exercises, full-color art, and tear-out review sheets, this lab manual gives you a hands-on laboratory experience. It is also accompanied by an interactive website built specifically for the A&P lab course that features pre-lab and post-lab quizzes for every exercise, Practice Anatomy Lab 2.0, and PhysioEx 8.0.


This latest edition features brand-new pre-lab quizzes at the beginning of each exercise. This new lab manual also features a brand-new art program that uses rich vibrant colors, 3D realistic rendering, and many new histology and cadaver photos.

Table of Contents

Getting Started–What to Expect, The Scientific Method, and Metrics

The Human Body: An Orientation

Exercise 1. The Language of Anatomy
Exercise 2. Organ Systems Overview

The Microscope and Its Uses
Exercise 3. The Microscope

The Cell
Exercise 4. The Cell–Anatomy and Division
Exercise 5A. The Cell–Transport Mechanisms and Cell Permeability: Wet Lab

Histology: Basic Tissues of the Body

Exercise 6A. Classification of Tissues

The Integumentary System and Body Membranes
Exercise 7. The Integumentary System
Exercise 8. Classification of Covering and Lining Membranes

The Skeletal System
Exercise 9. Overview of the Skeleton: Classification and Structure of Bones and Cartilages
Exercise 10. The Axial Skeleton
Exercise 11. The Appendicular Skeleton
Exercise 12. The Fetal Skeleton
Exercise 13. Articulations and Body Movements

The Muscular System
Exercise 14. Microscopic Anatomy and Organization of Skeletal Muscle
Exercise 15. Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System
Exercise 16A. Skeletal Muscle Physiology - Frog and Human Subjects
The Nervous System
Exercise 17. Histology of Nervous Tissue
Exercise 18A. Neurophysiology of Nerve Impulses: Wet Lab
Exercise 19. Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves
Exercise 20. Electroencephalography
Exercise 21. Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and the Autonomic Nervous System
Exercise 22. Human Reflex Physiology
Exercise 23. General Sensation
Exercise 24. Special Senses: Vision
Exercise 25. Special Senses: Hearing and Equilibrium
Exercise 26. Special Senses: Olfaction and Taste

The Endocrine System
Exercise 27. Functional Anatomy of the Endocrine Glands
Exercise 28A. Role of Thyroid Hormone, Pituitary Hormone, Insulin, and Epinephrine: Wet Lab

The Circulatory System
Exercise 29A. Blood
Exercise 30. Anatomy of the Heart
Exercise 31. Conduction System of the Heart and Electrocardiography
Exercise 32. Anatomy of the Blood Vessels
Exercise 33A. Human Cardiovascular Physiology–Blood Pressure and Pulse Determinations
Exercise 34A. Frog Cardiovascular Physiology: Wet Lab
Exercise 35A. The Lymphatic System and Immune Response

The Respiratory System
Exercise 36. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Exercise 37A. Respiratory System Physiology

The Digestive System
Exercise 38. Anatomy of the Digestive System
Exercise 39A. Chemical and Physical Processes of Digestion: Wet Lab

The Urinary System
Exercise 40. Anatomy of the Urinary System
Exercise 41A. Urinalysis

The Reproductive System, Development, and Heredity
Exercise 42. Anatomy of the Reproductive System
Exercise 43. Physiology of Reproduction: Gametogenesis and the Female Cycles
Exercise 44. Survey of Embryonic Development
Exercise 45. Principles of Heredity

Surface Anatomy
Exercise 46. Surface Anatomy Roundup

Dissection Exercises
1. Dissection and Identification of Cat Muscles
2. Dissection of Cat Spinal Nerves
3. Identification of Selected Endocrine Organs of the Cat
4. Dissection of the Blood Vessels of the Cat
5. The Main Lymphatic Ducts of the Cat
6. Dissection of the Respiratory System of the Cat
7. Dissection of the Digestive System of the Cat
8. Dissection of the Urinary System of the Cat
9. Dissection of the Reproductive System of the Cat

PhysioEx v8.0 Computer Simulations

Exercise 5B. Cell Transport Mechanisms and Permeability: Computer Simulation
Exercise 6B. Histology Atlas and Review Supplement
Exercise 16B. Skeletal Muscle Physiology: Computer Simulation
Exercise 18B. Neurophysiology of Nerve Impulses: Computer Simulation
Exercise 28B. Endocrine System Physiology: Computer Simulation
Exercise 29B. Blood Analysis: Computer Simulation
Exercise 33B. Cardiovascular Dynamics: Computer Simulation
Exercise 34B. Frog Cardiovascular Physiology: Computer Simulation
Exercise 35B: Serological Testing (Available only on the website)
Exercise 37B. Respiratory System Mechanics: Computer Simulation 
Exercise 39B. Chemical and Physical Processes of Digestion: Computer Simulation
Exercise 41B. Renal Physiology-The Function of the Nephron: Computer Simulation
Exercise 47. Acid/Base Balance: Computer Simulation

Appendix. The Metric System