Physiology for Nursing Practice

3rd Edition


  • Susan Montague
  • Roger Watson
  • Rosamund Herbert
    • Electronic 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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