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Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

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This title is unique among textbooks in its appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nursing students, students in the allied health professions and complementary / alternative medicine, paramedics and ambulance technicians. Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations.


Published: December 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4659-9


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    SECTION 1 The body and its constituents
    1 Introduction to the human body

    2 Introduction to the chemistry of life

    3 The cells, tissues and organisation of the body

    SECTION 2 Communication
    4 The blood

    5 The cardiovascular system

    6 The lymphatic system

    7 The nervous system

    8 The special senses

    9 The endocrine system

    SECTION 3 Intake of raw materials and the elimination of waste
    10 The respiratory system

    11 Introduction to nutrition

    12 The digestive system

    13 The urinary system

    SECTION 4 Protection and survival

    14 The skin.

    15 Resistance and immunity

    16 The musculoskeletal system

    17 Introduction to genetics.

    18 The reproductive systems

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