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.
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
Ian Peate is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Nursing, and Head of the School of Health Studies, Gibraltar. Muralitharan Nair is an Independent Nursing Consultant, having recently retired as a full time nursing lecturer at Hertfordshire University.
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