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Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness
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ROSS AND WILSON ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS

PAPERBACK BY WAUGH, ANNE

£31.99

ISBN
9780702053252
IMPRINT
CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
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EDITION
12TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
522 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 APR 2014

DESCRIPTION

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. There are new sections on the implications of normal ageing on the structure and function of the body systems. The glossary has been expanded, as have the online access, learning outcomes and normal values tables. This book is excellent value for money. Reviewed by: Nursing Standard Date: Aug 2014Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subjectHighly illustrated with clear colour diagrams and photographs Regular sequences of headings, lists and bullet points help with learning and revision Learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapterCommon prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiologyAppendix containing useful biological values for easy referenceAccess to additional electronic´¿½resources, including´¿½high-quality animations, colouring exercises, case studies, self-testing questions, an audio pronunciation guide and weblinksAn accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book. Fully revised and updated text, with a focus on the most commonly occurring disorders New sections on the implications of normal ageing on the structure and function of the body systems to reinforce the core material and reflect today's ageing population A´¿½new, easy-to-use colouring feature has been added to the extensive and varied selection of highly popular web-based online revision activities Additional coloured electron micrographs and photographs, as well as updated illustrations Extended glossary for fast, convenient and concise reference to important terminology.

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 ´¿½´¿½´¿½´¿½´¿½18 The reproductive systems