Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness [NOOK Book]

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This title is unique among textbooks in its appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nursing students, students in the allied health professions and complementary / alternative medicine, paramedics and ambulance technicians. Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over ...
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Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

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Overview

This title is unique among textbooks in its appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nursing students, students in the allied health professions and complementary / alternative medicine, paramedics and ambulance technicians. Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations.

carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject

highly illustrated with clear line diagrams, mostly in colour

regular sequences of headings, lists and bullet points help with learning and revision

learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapter

a glossary of common prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiology

an Appendix containing useful biological values for easy reference

an accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book.

access to electronic ancillaries offering a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text, high quality animations, web links to supplementary websites, MCQs and an audio pronunciation guide

text fully revised and updated with developments in the field

colour photographs

glossary

new and revised illustrations

significantly enhanced electronic ancillaries featuring a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text, new animations, an electronic colouring in /labelling feature, case studies, over 300 self-assessment exercises such as MCQs, crosswords, drag and drop, ‘hangman’ etc with answers

extra electronic resources for lecturers including the full image bank

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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 afoundational, 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: 9780702044274
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences UK
  • Publication date: 5/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 512
  • File size: 49 MB
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Table of Contents

Common prefixes, suffixes and roots 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 the 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.

18 The reproductive systems

Glossary Normal values

Bibliography

Index

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