Human Anatomy (5th Edition)

Human Anatomy (5th Edition)

Author: Kenneth Saladin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


Publish Date: January 12, 2016

ISBN-10: 0073403709

Pages: 816

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

Saladin’s Human Anatomy goes beyond descriptions of body structure to read as a story that weaves together basic science, clinical applications, the history of medicine, and the evolutionary basis of human structure. Saladin combines this humanistic perspective with vibrant photos and art to convey the beauty and excitement of the subject to beginning students.

New to the Fifth Edition

New Scientific Information

This fifth edition features new and updated scientific content on the limitations and applications of MRI and PET scans (chapter 1); pseudopods and ciliopathies (chapter 2); the pathogenesis of pressure sores (chapter 3); causes of spontaneous abortion (chapter 4); skin grafting with atomized spray-on stem cells (chapter 5); the reemergence of polio due to anti-vaccination politics (chapter 14); and the newly recognized pancreatic hormone amylin (chapter 18).

This edition also offers new functional perspectives on biomechanics of the fingernails (chapter 5) and patella (chapter 8); myoglobin (chapter 10); serratus posterior muscles (chapter 11); linguistic functions of the right cerebral hemisphere (chapter 15); lamellar corpuscles (chapter 17); the trabeculae carneae and papillary muscles of the heart (chapter 20); the spleen (chapter 22); the shape and interfaces between pulmonary alveoli (chapter 23); and oogenesis and folliculogenesis (chapter 26). Chapter 21 offers new Deeper Insight essays on air embolism and central venous catheters.

New Perspectives

This edition follows Gray’s Anatomy and other leading authorities in dispensing with origin and insertion terminology for muscle attachments (for reasons explained on page 241). The muscle tables in chapters 11 and 12 now list muscle attachments without calling them by these increasingly obsolete terms. Muscle innervations are also simplified in these tables by citing the major cranial and spinal nerves rather than their finer branches.

This edition updates many other anatomical terms and deletes most eponyms in keeping with the Terminologia Anatomica. It deletes or de-emphasizes other commonly held but erroneous beliefs such as lactic acid as a cause of muscle fatigue (chapter 10), discredited stories such as Phineas Gage’s brain trauma effects (chapter 15), the long-believed absence of lymphatic vessels from the CNS (chapter 22), and obsolete practices such as gallstone lithotripsy (chapter 24).

New Art and Photography

This edition has more than 90 changes in the art program ranging from fine adjustments in art and labeling to entirely new figures of pseudopods (fig. 2.14), structure of the nucleus (fig. 2.18), and proteasomes (fig. 2.19c). Improvements have been made in depictions of the optic radiation of the brain (fig. 17.30) and intercalated discs of cardiac muscle (fig. 20.14). Color keys to the bones have been added to all of the skull art in chapter 7.

New and better photography will be found in these pages for the cerebral angiogram (fig. 1.3b); fluorescent-stained cytoskeleton (fig. 2.16b); the 20-week fetus in utero (fig. 4.11f); basal cell carcinoma (fig. 5.13a); persons exhibiting spinal osteoporosis (fig. 6.16c), peripheral edema (fig. 22.2); the developmental effect of thalidomide (fig. 4.15); X-ray anatomy of the hand (fig. 8.5c); dissection of the ankle (fig. 9.26b); vascular casts of skeletal muscle and the thyroid gland (figs. 10.13 and 21.2); histology of lymphatic nodules (fig. 22.8); the lung (fig. 23.10); the pituitary and adrenal glands (figs. 18.3 and 18.8); and new electron micrographs of erythrocytes in a capillary (fig. 19.3c), an eosinophil (fig. 19.7), macrophage action (fig. 22.7), gastric pits (fig. 24.12), the renal glomerulus (fig. 25.9), and seminiferous tubules (fig. 26.4).

What Else Is New?

Saladin has added two full-page illustrated summaries of the levels of skeletal muscle structure (table 10.1) and cranial nerve pathways (fig. 15.24), enabling students to step back from the details and see the big picture. Expected Learning Outcomes for each chapter section are now listed by letter (in place of bullet points) for easier reference or assignment by instructors, and are reinforced with Assess Your Learning Outcomes in the Study Guide at the end of each chapter. Feedback from students in his own classroom and e-mails from students worldwide have led Ken to rewrite several passages for economy of words and greater conceptual clarity

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