Physiology for Nursing Practice

3rd Edition


  • eBook ISBN 9780702033407

Key Features

  • Clear Learning Objectives
  • Key Concepts emphasised for ease of reference
  • Review Questions
  • Clinical implications and nursing care highlighted throughout
  • Annotated suggestions for Further Reading

Table of Contents

Section 1 The characteristics of living matter

The human body: a framework for understanding. The chemistry of living matter. Cell structure and function, growth and development

Section 2 Control and coordination

Structure and function of nervous tissue. The central nervous system, Sensory receptors and sense organs. The special senses. The autonomic nervous system. Endocrine function. Stress

Section 3 Mobility and support

Skeletal muscles. Bones. Joints

Section 4 Internal transport

The blood. Cardiovascular function

Section 5 The acquisition of nutrients and removal of waste

The acquisition of nutrients. The liver. Respiration. Renal function

Section 6 Protection and survival

Innate defences. Acquired defences. Reproduction. Genetics


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Bailièrre Tindall
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About the authors

Susan Montague

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Head (Inter-Professional Learning), Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Roger Watson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health,The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Rosamund Herbert

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance Writer and Consultant in Healthcare Education; Formerly Head of Applied Biological Sciences, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College, London, UK