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Anatomy at a Glance, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3609-2
192 pages
April 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and in full-colour, this new edition provides an accessible introduction and revision aid for medical, nursing and all health sciences students. Thoroughly updated and now fully supported by a set of web-based flashcards, Anatomy at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of anatomy to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

Anatomy at a Glance:

  • Addresses the basic concepts of anatomy in an highly visual, easy-to-remember way
  • Features two new chapters outlining anatomical terminology and basic embryology
  • Includes more coverage of imaging techniques such as CT and MRI
  • Offers free online flashcards for self-assessment and revision at www.wiley.com/go/anatomyataglance

To find out more about the at a Glance series, please visit www.ataglanceseries.com

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Preface 7

1 Anatomical terms 8

2 Embryology 10

The thorax

3 The thoracic wall I 14

4 The thoracic wall II 16

5 The mediastinum I—the contents of the mediastinum 18

6 The mediastinum II—the vessels of the thorax 20

7 The pleura and airways 22

8 The lungs 24

9 The heart I 26

10 The heart II 30

11 The nerves of the thorax 32

12 Surface anatomy of the thorax 34

13 Thorax: developmental aspects 36

14 The fetal circulation 38

The abdomen and pelvis

15 The abdominal wall 40

16 The arteries of the abdomen 43

17 The veins and lymphatics of the abdomen 46

18 The peritoneum 48

19 The upper gastrointestinal tract I 50

20 The upper gastrointestinal tract II 52

21 The lower gastrointestinal tract 54

22 The liver, gall-bladder and biliary tree 56

23 The pancreas and spleen 58

24 The posterior abdominal wall 60

25 The nerves of the abdomen 62

26 Surface anatomy of the abdomen 64

27 The pelvis I—the bony and ligamentous pelvis 66

28 The pelvis II—the contents of the pelvis 68

29 The perineum 70

30 The pelvic viscera 72

31 Abdomen, developmental aspects 74

The upper limb

32 The osteology of the upper limb 76

33 Arteries of the upper limb 80

34 The venous and lymphatic drainage of the upper limb and the breast 82

35 Nerves of the upper limb I 84

36 Nerves of the upper limb II 86

37 The pectoral and scapular regions 88

38 The axilla 90

39 The shoulder (gleno-humeral) joint 92

40 The arm 94

41 The elbow joint and cubital fossa 96

42 The forearm 98

43 The carpal tunnel and joints of the wrist and hand 100

44 The hand 102

45 Surface anatomy of the upper limb 104

The lower limb

46 The osteology of the lower limb 106

47 The arteries of the lower limb 108

48 The veins and lymphatics of the lower limb 110

49 The nerves of the lower limb I 112

50 The nerves of the lower limb II 114

51 The hip joint and gluteal region 116

52 The thigh 120

53 The knee joint and popliteal fossa 123

54 The leg 126

55 The ankle and foot I 128

56 The ankle and foot II 130

57 Surface anatomy of the lower limb 132

The autonomic nervous system

58 The autonomic nervous system 134

The head and neck

59 The skull I 136

60 The skull II 138

61 Spinal nerves and cranial nerves I–IV 140

62 The trigeminal nerve (V) 142

63 Cranial nerves VI–XII 144

64 The arteries I 146

65 The arteries II and the veins 148

66 Anterior and posterior triangles 150

67 The pharynx and larynx 152

68 The root of the neck 154

69 The oesophagus and trachea and the thyroid gland 156

70 The upper part of the neck and the submandibular region 158

71 The mouth, palate and nose 160

72 The face and scalp 162

73 The cranial cavity 166

74 The orbit and eyeball 168

75 The ear, lymphatics and surface anatomy of the head and neck 170

76 Head and neck, developmental aspects 172

The spine and spinal cord

77 The spine 174

78 The spinal cord 176

Muscle index 178

Index 185

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Omar Faiz is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at St Mary's Campus, Imperial College, London

Simon Blackburn is a Specialty Registrar in Paediatric Surgery at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

David Moffatt is Emeritus Professor of Anatomy at Cardiff University

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Anatomy at a Glance Companion website features free flashcards for self-assessment and revision
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