Anatomy and Physiology
Ross and Wilson

Anatomy and Physiology

Printed in Spain, paperback, 586 pages.

Size220 x 275mm
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This long established best-selling text meets the needs of a wide range of health care professionals including nurses, nursing students, students of allied health professions & complementary therapies, paramedics and ambulance technicians. The purpose of the book is reflected in its title, Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by extensive clear, full-colour illustrations.

Each chapter provides an explanation of

  • the normal structure and functions of the human body
  • what occurs when disease or illness disrupts the normal processes.

Previous edition - winner! The Bookseller's Best-sellers Award for an Academic Title. Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, 9th edition was the best-selling academic title through bookshops in 2005.

Key Features

  • Carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text
  • Excellent layout ensures the text and relevant illustrations are close together
  • Highly illustrated with clear line diagrams, mostly in colour
  • Text uses regular sequences of headings, lists, and bullet points to help with learning and revision
  • Omits the unnecessary detail which can confuse the student new to the subject
  • A glossary of common prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiology
  • An Appendix containing useful biological values for easy reference
  • Learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapter
  • Accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book
  • Access to an Evolve companion website offering animations, MCQs, a full image bank, an audio pronunciation guide as well as useful web links.

New to this Edition

  • Text revised and updated, including one chapter integrating the musculoskeletal system and a new chapter on genetics to reflect the increasing importance of this topic
  • New and revised artwork/illustrations
  • Enhanced features on the Evolve website for students
  • High quality animations
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Web links to supplementary websites
  • An audio pronunciation guide and for Lecturers
  • Image bank: the complete collection of images from the book

Anatomy & Physiology
Table of Contents
Anatomical directions and orientation

SECTION ONE. The body and its constituents
Chapter 1. Anatomy and organisation of the body
Chapter 2. Physiological chemistry and processes
Chapter 3. Cells and Tissues
SECTION TWO. Communication
Chapter 4. The Blood
Chapter 5. The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6. The Lymphatic System
Chapter 7. The Nervous System
Chapter 8. The Special Senses
Chapter 9. The Endocrine System
SECTION THREE. Intake of raw materials and elimination of waste
Chapter 10. The Respiratory System
Chapter 11. Introduction to Nutrition
Chapter 12. The Digestive System
Chapter 13. The Urinary System
SECTION FOUR. Protection of the body and continuation of the species
Chapter 14. The Skin
Chapter 15. Defence and Immunity
Chapter 16. The Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 17. Genetics and Inheritance
Chapter 18. The Reproductive Systems

Case study
Answers to self-assessment and case study questions
Normal values
Common prefixes, suffixes and roots

About the Authors
By Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN, RNT, ILTM, Acting Head of School, School of Acute & Continuing Care Nursing, Napier University; and Allison Grant, BSc, PhD, RGN, Lecturer, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK