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Physiology for Nursing Practice

Physiology for Nursing Practice

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By (author) Susan E. Montague, By (author) Roger Watson, By (author) Rosamund Herbert

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  • Publisher: BAILLIERE TINDALL
  • Format: Mixed media product | 852 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 279mm
  • Publication date: 8 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 070204105X
  • ISBN 13: 9780702041051
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,016,866

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This package provides you with the book plus the eBook giving you the printed book, plus access to the complete book content electronically. "Evolve eBooks" allows you to quickly search the entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Buying other "Evolve eBooks" titles makes your learning experience even better: all of the eBooks will work together on your electronic 'bookshelf', so that you can search across your entire library of nursing eBooks. It is increasingly recognised that nursing and midwifery students require a thorough understanding of the structure and function of the human body in order to practice safely and effectively. The third edition of this stimulating and highly successful text is designed to provide comprehensive support for the physiological component of diploma and degree courses for healthcare students at both initial registration and in continuing professional development. Written and edited by respected nurse educators and researchers, this edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changing needs of nursing students, midwifery students and their teachers. The text has been completely redesigned to promote understanding and critical thinking. All the illustrations appear in full colour and each chapter contains numerous questions.

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Table of contents

Section 1 The characteristics of living matter The human body: a framework for understanding. The chemistry of living matter. Cell structure and function, growth and development Section 2 Control and coordination Structure and function of nervous tissue. The central nervous system, Sensory receptors and sense organs. The special senses. The autonomic nervous system. Endocrine function. Stress Section 3 Mobility and support Skeletal muscles. Bones. Joints Section 4 Internal transport The blood. Cardiovascular function Section 5 The acquisition of nutrients and removal of waste The acquisition of nutrients. The liver. Respiration. Renal function Section 6 Protection and survival Innate defences. Acquired defences. Reproduction. Genetics