Human Physiology Lab Book

First Edition, © 2015
ISBN 978-1-885380-10-4
424 Pages
19 Chapters

This lab book is an updated and modified version of our first physiology lab book in 1980. That lab book (Physiology Lab) was extremely successful for many years. It wasn't until recently that we had the opportunity to rewrite that golden oldie for the current market. You will find the approach of this physiology lab book to be very well tested, and we think you will be impressed at its appropriateness and effectiveness for the health care students of today.

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  • Labs are based on over 35 years of teaching experience in human physiology.
  • Unparalleled application of health care, nutrition, and conditioning concepts.
  • Every exercise in every lab has been classroom tested. The experiments work.
  • Each lab has thorough introductory information and a significant emphasis on discussion and application of concepts.
  • Labs are “step by step” which fosters self-directed lab groups.


  • Physiology and the Mind
  • Experimentation
  • Data Presentation
  • Data Analysis
  • Enzymes
  • Heat Production and Body Insulation
  • Metabolism and Metabolic Rate
  • Diet Analysis
  • Designing a Diet Plan
  • Focused Study of Weight Balance
  • Breathing - Mechanics and Patterns
  • Breathing - Tests and Disorders
  • The Heart
  • Blodd Pressure & Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Kidney Function
  • Kidney Function - Analysis of Tests and Disorders
  • Biofeedback
  • Sleeping Patterns and Circadian Rhythms
  • Senses and Perception

Supplements Included with Lab Books

Instructor Guide—The answer book. Our guide orients new teachers to your program. It is the ideal aid for tutors.


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