Updates and Additions

The eighth edition incorporates a number of new and recently modified physiological concepts. This may surprise people who are unfamiliar with the subject; indeed, I'm sometimes asked if the field really changes much from one edition to the next. It does; that's one of the reasons physiology is so much fun to study. I've tried to impart this sense of excitement and fun in the book by indicating, in a manner appropriate for this level of text, where knowledge is new and where gaps in our knowledge remain. Following is a partial list of the topical additions and updates made to the eighth edition. New figures added to support the coordinating text discussion are also indicated.

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Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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