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Anatomy and physiology in healthcare

Author: Paul Marshall, RMN
Publisher: Banbury, UK : Scion, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This text integrates clinical cases with the essential biological facts to provide all students with a thorough understanding of how anatomy and physiology can be applied in healthcare.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Marshall, RMN
ISBN: 190484295X 9781904842958
OCLC Number: 1000444112
Description: xviii, 510 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: 01.Why is the human body the way it is?1.1 Introduction and clinical relevance1.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology1.2.1 Why the human body is the way it is1.2.2 Single-celled and multicellular organisms1.2.3 Homeostasis and homeodynamics1.2.4 The internal environment and plasma1.2.5 The homeodynamic process1.2.6 The homeodynamic regulation of body temperature1.3 Clinical application1.4 Anatomical language1.4.1 General anatomical terms1.4.2 Body cavities1.4.3 Body regions1.5 Summary1.6 Further reading1.7 Self-assessment questions02. Cells and theirenvironment2.1 Introduction and clinical relevance2.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology2.2.1 Types of cell: the diversity of life2.2.2 Components of a eukaryotic cell2.2.3 Organization of cells inthe body2.3 Clinical application2.4 Summary2.5 Further reading2.6 Self-assessment questions03. Genetics: how cells divide and introducevariation3.1 Introduction and clinical relevance3.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology3.2.1 The genome3.2.2 Chromosomes3.2.3 Cell division3.2.4 Application of genetics to healthcare3.3 Clinical application3.4 Summary3.5 Further reading3.6 Self-assessment questions04. Communication: short and fast4.1 Introduction and clinical relevance4.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology4.2.1 Characteristics of a biological communication system4.2.2 The nervous system: structural organization4.2.3 Nervous tissue4.2.4 Functional organization ofthe nervous system4.2.5 The generation andpropagation of an action potential4.2.6 The central nervous system:the brain and spinal cord4.2.7 Neuronal pathways andtracts of the brain and spinal cord4.2.8 Protection and nourishmentof the brain and spinal cord4.2.9 The peripheral nervoussystem (cranial nerves and spinal nerves)4.2.10 The autonomic nervoussystem4.3 Clinical application4.4 Summary4.5 Further reading4.6 Self-assessment questions05. Communication: long and slow5.1 Introduction and clinical relevance5.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology5.2.1 The endocrine system5.2.2 Protein hormones5.2.3 Lipid-derivative hormones 5.2.4 How hormones exert aneffect5.2.5 Major endocrine glands andtissues5.3 Clinical application5.4 Summary5.5 Further reading5.6 Self-assessment questions06. How the external environment is interpreted6.1 Introduction and clinical relevance6.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology6.2.1 Sensation and perception6.2.2 Vision and the eye6.2.3 Taste and smell6.2.4 Hearing6.2.5 Touch6.3 Clinical application6.4 Summary6.5 Further reading6.6 Self-assessment questions07. Why food is needed: the chemical basis ofhealth7.1 Introduction and clinical relevance7.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology7.2.1 The driving force behind cellular processes andactivities7.2.2 Components of food7.2.3 Making nutrients in foodavailable7.3 Clinical application7.4 Summary7.5 Further reading7.6 Self-assessment questions08. The importance of water and electrolytes8.1 Introduction and clinical relevance8.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology8.2.1 Water and electrolytes8.2.2 Functions of the kidney8.3 Clinical application8.4 Summary8.5 Further reading8.6 Self-assessment questions09. Organs need to be perfused9.1 Introduction and clinical relevance9.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy and physiology9.2.1 Structure and function of blood vessels9.2.2 Blood flow and perfusion9.2.3 The heart: structure and function9.2.4 Blood pressure9.2.5 Blood composition andfunction9.3 Clinical application9.4 Summary9.5 Further reading9.6 Self-assessment questions10. The body needs oxygen10.1 Introduction and clinical relevance10.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy andphysiology10.2.1 Upper respiratory tract10.2.2 Lower respiratory tract10.2.3 Lung tissue and the bronchial tree10.2.4 Ventilation and the mechanics of breathing10.2.5 Respiratory volumes andcapacities10.2.6 Exchange andtransportation of gases10.2.7 Regulation of breathing bychemoreceptors10.3 Clinical application10.4 Summary10.5 Further reading10.6 Self-assessment questions11. Protection from harm11.1 Introduction and clinical relevance11.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy andphysiology11.2.1 Lymphatic structures support immunity11.2.2 Innate immunity - physical defences11.2.3 Recognition of microorganisms by innate immunity11.2.4 Innate immunity - cellular defences11.2.5Innate immunity - humoral defences11.2.6 Acute inflammation11.2.7 Adaptive immunity11.3 Clinical application11.4 Summary11.5 Further reading11.6 Self-assessment questions12. Skin: our protective cover12.1 Introduction and clinical relevance12.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy andphysiology12.2.1 Structure of the skin12.2.2 Factors affecting the skin12.2.3 Wound healing12.3 Clinical application12.4 Summary12.5 Further reading12.6 Self-assessment questions13. Achieving movement13.1 Introduction and clinical relevance13.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy andphysiology13.2.1 Bones13.2.2 The joints13.2.3 Muscles13.3 Clinical application13.4 Summary13.5 Further reading13.6 Self-assessment questions14. From one generation to the next14.1 Introduction and clinical relevance14.2 What you need to know - essential anatomy andphysiology14.2.1 Structure and function of the male reproductivesystem14.2.3 Structure and function ofthe female reproductive system14.3 Clinical application14.4 Summary14.5 Further reading14.6Self-assessment questions
Other Titles: Anatomy and physiology in health care
Responsibility: P. Marshall, B. Gallacher, J. Jolly, S. Rinomhota (School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, UK).


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