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1st Edition

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Students

ISBN 9781138683877
Published March 13, 2018 by Routledge
324 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides a highly accessible introduction to anatomy and physiology. Written for students studying the subject for the first time, it covers the human body from the atomic and cellular levels through to all the major systems and includes chapters on blood, immunity and homeostasis.

Logically presented, the chapters build on each other and are designed to develop the reader’s knowledge and understanding of the human body. By the end of each chapter, the reader will understand and be able to explain how the structures and systems described are organised and contribute to the maintenance of health. Describing how illness and disease undermine the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis, this text helps readers to predict and account for the consequences when this occurs.

Complete with self-test questions, full colour illustrations and a comprehensive glossary, this book is an essential read for all nursing and healthcare students in both further and higher education.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Atoms, elements and compounds  Chapter 2. Cells, tissues and organs  Chapter 3. Homeostasis  Chapter 4. Skeletal system  Chapter 5. Blood  Chapter 6. Immunity  Chapter 7. Cardiovascular system  Chapter 8. Blood pressure  Chapter 9. Respiratory system  Chapter 10. Renal system  Chapter 11. Digestive system  Chapter 12. Nervous system  Chapter 13. Endocrine system  Chapter 14. Reproductive system


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David Sturgeon is Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.