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The new edition of the hugely successful Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness continues to bring its readers the core essentials of human biology presented in a clear and straightforward manner. Fully updated throughout, the book now comes with enhanced learning features including helpful revision questions and an all new art programme to further clarify the explanations given in the text. The 13th edition retains its popular website, which contains a wide range of ‘critical thinking’ exercises as well as new animations, an audio-glossary, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test program, and helpful weblinks.
This book is ideal for students of nursing and allied health professions, biomedical and paramedical science, operating department practice, complementary therapy and massage therapy, as well as trainee Health Care Assistants and those studying A’ level or BTEC (or equivalent) human biology.
Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness will be of particular help to readers new to the subject area, those returning to study after a period of absence and for anyone whose first language is not English.
- Latest edition of the world’s most popular textbook on basic human anatomy and physiology with over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide
- Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy
- Accompanying website contains animations, audio-glossary, case studies and other self-assessment material, the unique Body Spectrum© online colouring and self-test software, and helpful weblinks
- Includes basic pathology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders
- Contains helpful learning features such as Learning Outcomes boxes, colour coding and design icons together with a stunning illustration and photography collection
- Contains clear explanations of common prefixes, suffixes and roots, with helpful examples from the text, plus a glossary and an appendix of normal biological values.
- Particularly valuable for students who are completely new to the subject, or returning to study after a period of absence, and for anyone whose first language is not English
- All new illustration programme brings the book right up-to-date for today’s student
- Helpful ‘Spot Check’ questions at the end of each topic to monitor progress
- Fully updated throughout with the latest information on common and/or life threatening diseases and disorders
- Review and Revise end-of-chapter exercises assist with reader understanding and recall
- Over 120 animations – many of them newly created – help clarify underlying scientific and physiological principles and make learning fun
Section 1 The body and its constituents
1 Anatomy and organisation of the body
2 Physiological chemistry and processes
3 Cells and tissues
Section 2 Communication
4 The blood
5 The cardiovascular system
6 The lymphatic system
7 The nervous system
8 The special senses
9 The endocrine system
Section 3 Intake of raw materials and elimination of waste
10 The respiratory system
11 Introduction to nutrition
12 The digestive system
13 The urinary system
Section 4 Protection and survival
14 The skin
15 Resistance and immunity
16 The musculoskeletal system
17 Introduction to genetics
18 The reproductive systems