Clinical Anatomy For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Your ticket to acing Clinical Anatomy

Clinical anatomy is the study of human anatomy as it relates to clinical practice. Unlike a basic anatomy and physiology course designed to teach general anatomical knowledge, clinical anatomy focuses on specific structures and issues that people may encounter in a clinical setting.

Clinical Anatomy For Dummies presents a friendly, unintimidating overview of the material covered in a typical college-level ...

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Clinical Anatomy For Dummies

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Overview

Your ticket to acing Clinical Anatomy

Clinical anatomy is the study of human anatomy as it relates to clinical practice. Unlike a basic anatomy and physiology course designed to teach general anatomical knowledge, clinical anatomy focuses on specific structures and issues that people may encounter in a clinical setting.

Clinical Anatomy For Dummies presents a friendly, unintimidating overview of the material covered in a typical college-level Clinical Anatomy course. Clear definitions, concise explanations, and plenty of full-color illustrations make Clinical Anatomy For Dummies the most accessible book available to supplement your classroom texts.

  • Plain-English explanations make difficult concepts easy to grasp
  • Tracks to a typical college-level Clinical Anatomy course
  • Features a 16-page color insert

Whether you're a student or a practicing healthcare worker, Clinical Anatomy for Dummies makes this subject accessible and easy to grasp.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118230121
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 309,010
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

David Terfera, PhD, teaches biomedical sciences at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Shereen Jegtvig, DC, MS, is a health and nutrition writer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Beginning with Clinical Anatomy Basics 5

Chapter 1: Entering the World of Clinical Anatomy 7

Chapter 2: Getting a Grip on Terms Used in Clinical Anatomy 13

Chapter 3: Examining the Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, and Nervous Systems 23

Chapter 4: Moving Along with the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems 39

Chapter 5: Looking at the Immune and Lymphatic Systems 49

Chapter 6: Delving into the Digestive, Urinary, and Endocrine Systems 57

Part II: Understanding the Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis 67

Chapter 7: Checking Out the Thoracic Cage and Coverings 69

Chapter 8: Assessing the Thoracic Organs 85

Chapter 9: Bellying Up to the Abdominal Wall 105

Chapter 10: Probing the Abdominal Organs 119

Chapter 11: Seeing the Pelvis and the Perineum 145

Part III: Looking at the Head, Neck, and Back 167

Chapter 12: Head of the Class 169

Chapter 13: Seeing, Smelling, Tasting, and Hearing 193

Chapter 14: It’s Neck and Neck 219

Chapter 15: Back to Back 239

Part IV: Moving to the Upper and Lower Extremities 257

Chapter 16: Shouldering the Load: The Pectoral Girdle and the Arm 259

Chapter 17: Bending the Elbow and Focusing on the Forearm 277

Chapter 18: Shaking Hands and Grabbing the Wrist 287

Chapter 19: Getting Hip to the Hip and the Thigh 303

Chapter 20: Knowing the Knee and the Leg 319

Chapter 21: Finding the Ankle and the Foot 335

Part V: The Part of Tens 349

Chapter 22: Ten Helpful Clinical Anatomy Mnemonics 351

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Look into the Body without Cutting It Open 357

Index 361

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Interviews & Essays

Cheat Sheet for Clinical Anatomy For Dummies

From Clinical Anatomy For Dummies by David Terfera, Shereen Jegtvig

Clinical anatomy is all about how the parts of the human body relate to a clinical practice. Certainly all the organs and structures of the body are important, but some are especially crucial in the different regions of the body: the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, head, neck, back, upper extremities, and lower extremities.

Some Clinical Anatomy Highlights of the Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis

Three regions make up the trunk of the body: the thorax, the abdomen, and the pelvis. Why is it important to know the clinical anatomy of these regions? The bones, muscles, organs, and other tissues found here work constantly to provide the rest of the body with oxygen and energy, and they also eliminate waste.

Following are the clinical anatomy highlights of the thorax:

• Thoracic cage (also known as the rib cage)
• Breast tissue and nipples
• Mediastinum (central compartment) and lungs
• Heart

Here are the main features of the abdomen:

• Abdominal wall
• Stomach
• Small intestine
• Colon
• Liver
• Gallbladder
• Pancreas
• Kidneys
• Ureters
• Spleen

Following are the main parts of the pelvis:

• Pelvic girdle
• Perineum (area between the upper thighs)
• Urinary bladder
• Urethra
• Penis
• Scrotum
• Testicles
• Uterus
• Uterine (Fallopian) tubes
• Ovaries
• Vagina
• Rectum
• Anus

Important Clinical Anatomy of the Head, Neck, and Back

The clinical anatomy of the head, neck, and back is important to know because the structures located here allow you to think, speak, see, hear, taste, and smell. The head, neck, and back also house the nervous system control center that's in charge of everything that happens in the body.

Here's what you find in the head:

• Cranium
• Facial bones
• Brain
• Meninges (brain coverings)
• Pituitary gland
• Cranial nerves
• Scalp
• Eyes
• Nose and nasal cavity
• Mouth and oral cavity
• Ears

Here are the features of the neck:

• Sternocleidomastoid muscle (main muscle in the front of the neck)
• Thyroid gland
• Parathyroid glands (glands that control calcium levels in the blood and bones)
• Larynx
• Pharynx
• Trachea

And following are the main parts of the back:

• Vertebrae
• Spinal cord
• Spinal nerve roots

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