Written and designed specifically for allied health students, BODY STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS UPDATED, 13th edition, equips you to the basics required for the study of the human body and how it functions. It provides a clear introduction to life functions, medical terminology and phonetic pronunciations as well as a thorough review of human development and body processes. Diseases and disorders are integrated within each body system chapter to link physiology with anatomy. A media link feature connects you to 3-D anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology animations that bring chapter concepts to life, while detailed Career Profiles give you an inside look at the many health care professions available today. In addition, hands-on activities and case studies emphasize clinical applications, giving you a realistic view of situations you will face on the job. This edition is aligned with Precision Exams' Health Science Career Cluster.