Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

By: Ian Peate (author), Muralitharan Nair (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

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

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/04/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118746318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781118746318
  • weight: 484
  • ISBN10: 1118746317

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