Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses: A Clinical Approach is a comprehensive resource on the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats, with comparisons to horses, birds, and ruminants. Organized by body system with a comparative approach, the book follows a unique format by addressing anatomy separately from physiology for clarity and improved comprehension. Each anatomy chapter has a corresponding physiology chapter, complete with illustrations, charts, and boxes to promote understanding. Written specifically for veterinary technicians and nurses, the book applies anatomy and physiology to clinical practice, with case examples demonstrating clinical relevance. The figures from the book, additional questions and answers, labeling quizzes, teaching PowerPoints, and a dissection video are available online at www.wiley.com/go/sturtz. This introduction to body system analysis of normal structure and function is a must-have resource for students of veterinary technology and nursing, as well as a useful quick review for the busy professional.
Robin Sturtz, DVM, is Associate Director of the Veterinary Technology program at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York and Associate Veterinarian at The Cat Hospital in Williston Park, New York. Lori Asprea, LVT, is a licensed veterinary technologist at Animal Medical Center in New York City, New York.
Preface ix Acknowledgments x SECTION 1 ANATOMY CHAPTER 1 DIRECTIONAL TERMS 3 CHAPTER 2 THE COMMON INTEGUMENT 6 CHAPTER 3 SKELETAL ANATOMY 10 CHAPTER 4 MUSCLE ANATOMY 21 CHAPTER 5 THE ANATOMY OF JOINTS 32 CHAPTER 6 ANATOMY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 36 CHAPTER 7 ANATOMY OF THE URINARY TRACT 41 CHAPTER 8 CARDIOVASCULAR ANATOMY 45 CHAPTER 9 ANATOMY OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM 53 CHAPTER 10 ANATOMY OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 61 CHAPTER 11 RESPIRATORY ANATOMY 65 CHAPTER 12 REPRODUCTIVE ANATOMY 69 SECTION 2 PHYSIOLOGY CHAPTER 13 THE CELL 75 CHAPTER 14 FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMON INTEGUMENT 78 CHAPTER 15 OSTEOLOGY 84 CHAPTER 16 MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY 88 CHAPTER 17 SENSORY PHYSIOLOGY 92 CHAPTER 18 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 97 CHAPTER 19 RENAL PHYSIOLOGY 102 CHAPTER 20 CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY 106 CHAPTER 21 DIGESTIVE PHYSIOLOGY 112 CHAPTER 22 ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY 118 CHAPTER 23 RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY 124 CHAPTER 24 REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY 131 Appendices 1. Dissection Notes 135 2. The Cranial Nerves 136 3. Selected Muscle Origins and Insertions 137 Answers 138 Glossary 142 References 145 Index 146
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