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Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology: For Nursing and Healthcare Students, 2nd Edition

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology: For Nursing and Healthcare Students, 2nd Edition

Ian Peate (Editor), Muralitharan Nair (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-05552-5

May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

656 pages

In Stock

$49.95

Description

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students is a succinct but complete overview of the structure and function of the human body, with clinical applications throughout.  Designed specifically for nursing and healthcare students, the new edition of this best-selling textbook provides a user-friendly, straightforward, jargon-free introduction to the subject. 

Key features:

  • Clinical considerations and scenarios throughout showing how the material can be applied to daily practice
  • Featuring over 300 superb full colour illustrations
  • Now includes a boxed feature throughout on medicines management; providing information concerning a variety of medicines used in the care and management of people that are related to the body system of the chapter
  • The ‘Conditions’ feature within each chapter provides you with a list of disorders that are associated with the topics discussed, helping relate theory to practice
  • Each chapter includes learning outcomes, test your knowledge, scenarios, activities and summaries.
  • Includes a list of prefixes and suffixes, as well as normal values, and a glossary of terms
  • Supported by enhanced online resources with fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, online glossary, flashcards, interactive multiple choice questions, examples of patient notes, and more 

This edition is now supported by an accompanying study guide to facilitate the learning and revision of the content within this book: ‘Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook: A Study Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Students’

Related Resources

Contributors xx

Acknowledgements xxii

Preface xxiii

Prefixes, suffixes xxvii

How to use your textbook xli

About the companion website xlii

Chapter 1 Basic scientific principles of physiology 1
Peter S Vickers

Chapter 2 Cells, cellular compartments, transport systems, fluid movement between compartments 29
Muralitharan Nair

Chapter 3 Genetics 61
Peter S Vickers

Chapter 4 Tissue 95
Anthony Wheeldon

Chapter 5 The skeletal system 121
Ian Peate

Chapter 6 The muscular system 153
Janet G Migliozzi

Chapter 7 Circulatory system 185
Muralitharan Nair

Chapter 8 The cardiac system 223
Carl Clare

Chapter 9 The digestive system 257
Louise McErlean

Chapter 10 The renal system 299
Muralitharan Nair

Chapter 11 The respiratory system 333
Anthony Wheeldon

Chapter 12 The reproductive systems 371
Ian Peate

Chapter 13 The nervous system 403
Louise McErlean and Janet G Migliozzi

Chapter 14 The senses 439
Carl Clare

Chapter 15 The endocrine system 479
Carl Clare

Chapter 16 The immune system
Peter S Vickers

Chapter 17 The skin 551
Ian Peate

Normal values 575

Answers 579

Index 603

"Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students is a succinct but complete overview of the structure and function of the human body, with clinical applications throughout. Designed specifically for nursing and healthcare students, the new edition of this best-selling textbook provides a user-friendly, straightforward, jargon-free introduction to the subject." (Expofairs 06/04/2017)