Drugs, Stress and Human Function
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Building on a nature versus nurture approach, the book presents an integrated view of all major organ systems and explains human biology using real and relevant topics, such as reproduction, stress, nutrition, aging, disease, and drugs.
In contrast to many other textbooks in the field, Drugs, Stress and Human Function is written in a clear, concise manner, free of the scientific jargon that is often inaccessible to students. The material emphasizes “how it works”—conveying important concepts in an understandable and meaningful way and using simple, straightforward illustrations to clarify information and enhance student learning.
The book begins with an overview of the human body. Students then learn about biology at the molecular and cellular levels. Subsequent chapters move the study of biology from the minute to the experiential. The topics addressed include:
- Barriers of the Body
- The Brain
- The Immune System
- Infections and Cancer
Drugs, Stress and Human Function is an excellent text for introductory courses in biology.