The Human Body: Linking Structure and Function



The Human Body: Linking Structure and Function provides knowledge on the human body’s unique structure and how it works. Each chapter is designed to be easily understood, making the reading interesting and approachable. Organized by organ system, this succinct publication presents the functional relevance of developmental studies and integrates anatomical function with structure.

Key Features

  • Focuses on bodily functions and the human body’s unique structure
  • Offers insights into disease and disorders and their likely anatomical origin
  • Explains how developmental lineage influences the integration of organ systems


Upper undergraduate, graduate and postdoc market, as well as professors and researchers studying functional anatomy, developmental biology, physiology and across the life sciences, dentistry and nursing

Table of Contents

1. Cells – Fundamental Units of Life
2. Tissues – Cells Working Together
3. Skin
4. The Skeleton
5. The Muscular System
6. The Nervous System
7. Special Senses – Vision and Hearing
8. The Lymphoid System and Immunity
9. The Endocrine System
10. The Circulatory System
11. The Respiratory System
12. The Digestive System
13. The Urinary System
14. The Reproductive System