Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance
April 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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
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
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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