Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness / Edition 9

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The purpose of the book is reflected in its title, Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by extensive clear, full-colour illustrations. Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and what occurs when disease or illness disrupts the normal processes.

• Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text
• Excellent layout ensures the text and relevant illustrations are close together
• Highly illustrated with clear line diagrams, mostly in colour
• Text uses regular sequences of headings, lists, and bullet points to help with learning and revision
• Omits the unnecessary detail which can confuse the student new to the subject
• A glossary of common prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiology
• An Appendix containing useful biological values for easy reference
• Learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapter
• Accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book
• Access to an Evolve companion website offering animations, MCQs, a full image bank, an audio pronunciation guide as well as useful web links.

· text revised and updated, including one chapter integrating the musculoskeletal system and a new chapter on genetics to reflect the increasing importance of this topic
· new and revised artwork/illustrations
· enhanced features on the Evolve website for students:
-High quality animations
-Multiple-choice questions
-Web links to supplementary websites
-An audio pronunciation guide and for Lecturers:
-Image bank: the complete collection of images from the book.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This long established, best selling text has been revised and updated for the tenth edition. The text is written in straightforward language and complimented by 450 full colour illustrations. This edition also features an accompanying eveolve website with a full image bank, learning objectives on Powerpoint slides, animations, web-links, MCQs and an audio glossary." Nursing Standard Vol 20 No 30
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Loretta L. White , DNS (Indiana State University)
Description: In providing a foundational understanding of anatomy and physiology, this book addresses all body systems along with related material necessary for understanding the human body. The last edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: Although not explicitly stated, the purpose of the book is to provide a straightforward description of the body's systems, how they work, how they are integrated, and their common pathology. Given the enormous amount of information available on this subject, brevity and succinctness are welcome attributes for any anatomy and physiology text. In this respect, the authors have succeeded.
Audience: According to the authors, this book was prepared for nurses, nursing students, and students in the allied health professions. Its straightforward approach lends itself as a textbook for beginning students who need basic information. The authors have prepared nine previous editions of this book.
Features: Although there are no photographs, the book is filled with beautiful illustrations and many tables that summarize important information. At the end of each chapter is a section that discusses common pathologies related to the body system. These effectively assist students to associate normal anatomy and physiology to the abnormalities that produce disease. One minor yet disconcerting aspect of this book is the use of European spellings for many medical terms. For students just beginning to learn medical terminology, it presents an unnecessary stumbling block to mastering the language.
Assessment: The authors have prepared a foundational, no-nonsense textbook appropriately aimed at beginning healthcare students. It offers a comprehensive overview of basic anatomy and physiology and compares favorably with the current (9th) edition of Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Shier et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2006).

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443064685
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

School of Acute and Continuing care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh

School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow

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Table of Contents

Common prefixes, suffixes and roots
Sect. 1 The body and its constituents 1
1 Introduction to the human body 3
2 Introduction to the chemistry of life 17
3 The cells, tissues and organisation of the body 29
Sect. 2 Communication 57
4 The blood 59
5 The cardiovascular system 77
6 The lymphatic system 129
7 The nervous system 139
8 The special senses 191
9 The endocrine system 213
Sect. 3 Intake of raw materials and the elimination 237
10 The respiratory system 239
11 Introduction to nutrition 269
12 The digestive system 281
13 The urinary system 339
Sect. 4 Protection and survival 359
14 The skin 361
15 Resistance and immunity 373
16 The skeleton 387
17 The joints 413
18 The muscular system 429
19 The reproductive systems 437
Normal values 459
Bibliography 461
Index 463
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