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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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About 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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 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
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
Here are the main features of the abdomen:
• Abdominal wall
• Small intestine
Following are the main parts of the pelvis:
• Pelvic girdle
• Perineum (area between the upper thighs)
• Urinary bladder
• Uterine (Fallopian) tubes
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:
• Facial bones
• Meninges (brain coverings)
• Pituitary gland
• Cranial nerves
• Nose and nasal cavity
• Mouth and oral cavity
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)
And following are the main parts of the back:
• Spinal cord
• Spinal nerve roots
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