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Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance

April 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series.

Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book covers all the body systems and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is ideal for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. Providing a concise, visual overview of anatomy and physiology and the related biological sciences, this book will help students develop practical skills, enabling them to become caring, kind and compassionate nurses.

  • Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout
  • Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way
  • Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need
  • Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter
  • Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Abbreviations viii

Acknowledgements ix

How to use your revision guide x

About the companion website xi

Part I Foundations 1

1 The genome 2

2 Homeostatic mechanisms 4

3 Fluid compartments 6

4 Cells and organelles 8

5 Transport systems 10

6 Blood 12

7 Inflammation and immunity 14

8 Tissues 16

Part 2 The nervous system 19

9 The brain and nerves 20

10 Structures of the brain 22

11 The spinal cord 24

12 The blood supply 26

13 The autonomic nervous system 28

14 Peripheral nervous system 30

Part 3 The heart and vascular system 33

15 The heart 34

16 Blood flow through the heart 36

17 The conducting system 38

18 Nerve supply to the heart 40

19 Structure of the blood vessels 42

20 Blood pressure 44

21 Lymphatic circulation 46

Part 4 The respiratory system 49

22 The respiratory tract 50

23 Pulmonary ventilation 52

24 Control of breathing 54

25 Gas exchange 56

Part 5 The gastrointestinal tract 59

26 The upper gastrointestinal tract 60

27 The lower gastrointestinal tract 62

28 The liver, gallbladder and biliary tree 64

29 Pancreas and spleen 66

30 Digestion 68

Part 6 The urinary system 71

31 The kidney: microscopic 72

32 The kidney: macroscopic 74

33 The ureter, bladder and urethra 76

34 Formation of urine 78

Part 7 The male reproductive system 81

35 External male genitalia 82

36 The prostate gland 84

37 Spermatogenesis 86

Part 8 The female reproductive system 89

38 Female internal reproductive organs 90

39 External female genitalia 92

40 The breast 94

41 The menstrual cycle 96

Part 9 The endocrine system 99

42 The endocrine system 100

43 The thyroid and adrenal glands 102

44 The pancreas and gonads 104

The musculoskeletal system 107

45 Bone structure 108

46 Bone types 110

47 Joints 112

48 Muscles 114

Part 10 The skin 117

49 The skin layers 118

50 The skin appendages 120

51 Epithelialisation 122

52 Granulation 124

Part 11 The senses 127

53 Sight 128

54 Hearing 130

55 Olfaction 132

56 Gustation 134

Appendices

Appendix 1 Cross-references to chapters in Pathophysiology for Nurses at a_Glance  136

Appendix 2 Normal physiological values 138

Appendix 3 Prefixes and suffixes 140

Appendix 4 Glossary 147

Further reading 150

Index 151

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Author Information

Ian Peate is Visiting Professor of Nursing and Director of Studies at the School of Health Studies, Gibraltar

Muralitharan Nair is Visiting Lecturer within the Department of Adult Nursing and Primary Care, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, UK

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Related Websites

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance companion website features interactive multiple choice questions
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Purchase Options
E-book   
Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-74627-1
168 pages
February 2015
$27.99   BUY

Paperback   
Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-74631-8
164 pages
April 2015
$33.99   BUY

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