Preface
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New Case Study Chapter!
cises will further encourage students to think about what they
are learning in new and more profound ways.
Similarly, a new chapter has been added to the end of the
textbook (Chapter 19), called
Medical Physiology: Integration
Using Clinical Cases
. Three case studies, adapted from real-life
scenarios, are presented to the student in a way that requires
the student to think critically and apply what has been learned
throughout the semester to novel clinical situations. Along the
way, students are asked to
Refl
ect and Review
the material as
the case unfolds, providing them with a step-by-step interac-
tive learning experience. We hope that users of the book will
agree that the increased emphasis on pedagogy has enhanced
the utility of the textbook as a learning tool.
We are as always deeply grateful for the many helpful in-
sights, suggestions, and reviews from colleagues and students
around the world. We remain indebted to Drs. Vander, Sher-
man, and Luciano for their trust and guidance, and to the
wonderful staff at McGraw-Hill Higher Education for their
support and professionalism.
From the Authors
We are very pleased to launch the 11th edition of
Vander’s
Human Physiology
. The current authors have attempted to
maintain the highest standards of excellence, accuracy, and
pedagogy developed by Arthur Vander, James Sherman, and
Dorothy Luciano over the many years in which they educated
countless thousands of students worldwide with this textbook.
At the same time, we have been very attuned to the evolving
needs of instructors and students in physiology, particularly
those interested in a career in the health sciences. Thus, in
addition to the usual updates of scientifi c material refl ecting
recent advances in physiology, this edition builds on the peda-
gogy that was expanded in the 10th edition. A new feature,
called
Physiological Inquiries,
has been added to each chapter
beginning with Chapter 4. These inquiries are associated with
key fi gures throughout the chapters, encouraging students to
stop and think about the broader implications of what they
have just learned. In some cases, this may entail quantitative
analyses, while in other cases it may involve understanding the
material in an evolutionary context. We think that such exer-
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