Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness book cover

Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

Ross and Wilson has been the number one choice for over a million students since it first published, over 50 years ago. One of the world’s most popular textbooks of anatomy and physiology, it introduces the structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal body function. More than any other text Ross and Wilson uses easy-to-understand, straightforward language, enhanced by colour illustrations and a huge range of interactive online activities, to make learning more visual and engaging.

Ross and Wilson is essential reading for anyone embarking on a career as a healthcare professional, especially in the nursing and allied health professions, complementary / alternative medicine or as paramedics and ambulance technicians.

Paperback, 522 Pages

Published: April 2014

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5325-2

Contents

  • 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 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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