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Science in nursing and health care

Author: Mark A Foss; Tony Farine
Publisher: Harlow : Prentice Hall, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides students with an introduction to basic concepts of science in the context of clinical examples. It is aimed at students with little or no science background. This text is a guide to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nurses' Instruction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Foss; Tony Farine
ISBN: 020139846X 9780201398465
OCLC Number: 53106809
Description: xi, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Homeostasis - keeping the body in balance. 2. The physical world and basic chemistry. 3. Water, electrolytes and body fluids. 4. Acids, bases and pH balance. 5. Pressure, fluids, gases and breathing. 6. Biological molecules and food. 7. Energy in the body. 8. Heat and body temperature. 9. Force, mechanics and biomechanics. 10. Electricity, magnetism and medical equipment. 11. Light and vision. 12. Sound and hearing. 13. Radiation in diagnosis and treatment. 14. Genetics in health and illness Appendix A: Expressing numbers and SI units. Appendix B: The Periodic Table. Glossary. Index
Responsibility: Mark Foss and Tony Farine.

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