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Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives / Edition 3

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Overview

"This new textbook gives a well-illustrated presentation of anatomy and physiology for midwives and midwifery students. It covers the scientific aspects of midwifery, such as immunology and development, from an introductory level through to clinical applications, and includes case studies and examples of recent research."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702051845
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 517,775
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Coad BSc PhD PGCEA
Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand

Melvyn Dunstall BSc Msc PGCEA RM RGN
Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Midwifery Visitor for NMC

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1 Introduction to physiology 1
2 The reproductive and urinary systems 33
3 Endocrinology 57
4 Reproductive cycles 69
5 Sexual differentiation and behaviour 93
6 Fertilization 107
7 Overview of human genetics and genetic disorders 127
8 The placenta 159
9 Embryo development and fetal growth 177
10 Overview of immunology 203
11 Physiological adaptation to pregnancy 223
12 Maternal nutrition and health 253
13 Physiology of parturition 269
14 The puerperium 313
15 The transition to neonatal life 327
16 Lactation and infant nutrition 349
Glossary 375
Index 379
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