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Clinical Anatomy For Dummies

David Terfera, Shereen Jegtvig

ISBN: 978-1-118-11643-2 April 2012 408 Pages


Your ticket to acing Clinical Anatomy

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.

Introduction 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

Index 361