Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

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By

  • Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN, RNT, FHEA , Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Allison Grant, BSc, PhD, RGN, Lecturer, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
  • Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN, RNT, FHEA , Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
  • Allison Grant, BSc, PhD, RGN, Lecturer, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

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.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4659-9


Table of Contents

Common prefixes, suffixes and roots

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


Glossary
Normal values

Bibliography

Index