Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians

3rd Edition - March 10, 2015

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  • Authors: Thomas Colville, Joanna Bassert
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323227933
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323356206

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Start your veterinary technician education off on the right foot with Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd Edition. Combining expert clinical coverage with engaging writing and vivid illustrations, this popular text is the key to helping you understand the anatomic and physiologic principles that will carry you throughout your career. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of the diverse ways in which animal bodies function at both the systemic and cellular levels, the new third edition features a variety of helpful application boxes, vocabulary lists, and Test Yourself questions in every chapter to ensure you have a firm grasp of anatomic structure and its relevance to clinical practice.

Key Features

  • High quality, full color illustrations highlight the details of anatomic structure to enhance understanding of anatomy functions.
  • Chapter outlines summarize the contents of each chapter at the major concept level.
  • Clinical Application boxes throughout the text demonstrate the clinical relevance of anatomic and physiologic principles.
  • Test Yourself questions recap important information that appeared in the preceding section.
  • Comprehensive glossary at the end of the text provides concise definitions and phonetic pronunciations of terms.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Vet Tech Threads
  • 1 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Terminology
  • General Plan of the Animal Body
  • Health
  • Homeostasis
  • 2 Chemical Basis for Life*
  • Introduction
  • Matter
  • Chemical Bonds
  • Chemical Components of Living Organisms
  • Inorganic Compounds
  • Organic Compounds
  • 3 Anatomy of the Cell
  • Introduction
  • Our Early Understanding of Cells
  • Looking Inside the Cell
  • 4 Cell Physiology
  • Introduction
  • Body Fluids
  • Membrane Processes: Excretion, Secretion and Absorption
  • Life Cycle of the Cell
  • Control of Cell Division
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Genetic Mutations
  • Cell Differentiation and Development
  • 5 Tissues
  • Introduction
  • Gross and Microscopic Anatomy
  • Epithelial Tissue
  • Connective Tissue
  • Muscle Tissue
  • Nervous Tissue
  • Tissue Healing and Repair
  • 6 The Integument and Related Structures
  • Introduction
  • Integument
  • Related Structures of the Integument
  • 7 The Skeletal System
  • Introduction
  • Bone
  • Axial Skeleton
  • Appendicular Skeleton
  • Visceral Skeleton
  • Joints
  • 8 Muscular System
  • Introduction
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Cardiac Muscle
  • Smooth Muscle
  • 9 Nervous System
  • Introduction
  • Neurons and Supporting Cells
  • Organization of the Nervous System
  • Neuron Function: Depolarization and Repolarization
  • How Neurons Communicate: the Synapse
  • The Central Nervous System—Brain and Spinal Cord
  • The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Reflexes and the Reflex Arc
  • 10 Sense Organs
  • Introduction
  • General Senses
  • Special Senses
  • 11 Endocrine System
  • Introduction
  • Hormones
  • The Major Endocrine Glands
  • Other Endocrine Organs
  • Prostaglandins
  • 12 Blood, Lymph, and Lymph Nodes
  • Introduction
  • Blood Composition
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Cellular Components of Blood: Red Blood Cells
  • Platelets
  • White Blood Cells
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Transfusion Therapy
  • 13 Immunity and Defense
  • Introduction
  • Anatomic Organization of the Immune System
  • Functional Organization of the Immune System
  • 14 The Cardiovascular System
  • Introduction
  • The Heart
  • Cardiac Conduction System
  • Normal Heart Sounds
  • Abnormal Heart Sounds
  • Cardiac Output
  • Blood Vessels
  • Blood Circulation in the Fetus
  • Pulse
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Monitoring
  • Venipuncture
  • 15 The Respiratory System
  • Introduction
  • Structure
  • Function
  • 16 Digestive System
  • Introduction
  • Basic Structure of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function
  • Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Esophagus
  • Teeth
  • Tongue
  • Salivary Glands
  • Temporomandibular Joint
  • Pharynx
  • Esophagus
  • Digestion in the Oral Cavity and Pharynx
  • Swallowing/Deglutition
  • Abdominal Cavity
  • Stomach
  • Monogastric Stomach and Digestion
  • Ruminant Stomach and Digestion
  • Small Intestine and Associated Structures
  • Secretions of the Small Intestine
  • Pancreas
  • Liver, Bile Duct, and Gallbladder
  • Small Intestinal Motility
  • Digestion in the Small Intestine
  • The Large Intestine
  • Motility of the Large Intestine
  • Regulation of Large Intestine Motility
  • Digestion and Absorption in the Large Intestine
  • Emptying of the Rectum
  • 17 Nutrients and Metabolism
  • Introduction
  • Nutrients
  • Metabolism
  • 18 The Urinary System
  • Introduction
  • Parts of the Urinary System
  • Kidneys
  • Ureters
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Urethra
  • References and Further Reading
  • 19 The Reproductive System
  • Introduction
  • Meiosis
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • 20 Pregnancy, Development, and Lactation
  • Introduction
  • Breeding and Fertilization of the Ovum
  • Pregnancy and Development
  • Mammary Glands and Lactation
  • 21 Avian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction
  • Topography
  • Integument
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Sense Organs
  • Endocrine System
  • Digestive System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urogenital System
  • Summary
  • References and Further Reading
  • 22 Amphibian and Reptilian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction
  • Taxonomy
  • Metabolism
  • Integument
  • Vision
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Ears and Hearing
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Cloaca
  • Kidneys
  • Reproductive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Summary
  • Further Reading
  • Glossary
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2015
  • Published: March 10, 2015
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323227933
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323356206

About the Authors

Thomas Colville

Tom Colville helped develop the veterinary technology program at North Dakota State University. He is currently the lead veterinarian at Red River Zoo. Joanna Bassert is a premier veterinary technician instructor and program director at Manor College. She is the lead Editor for our market-leading textbook, McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus Department of Animal Sciences North Dakota State University

Joanna Bassert

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus Program of Veterinary Technology Manor College Jenkintown, PA

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