Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

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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 (c) 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 (c) 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 25.4mm | 1,619.32g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 13th Revised edition
  • Approx. 523 illustrations (523 in full color)
  • 0702072761
  • 9780702072765
  • 1,366

Table of contents

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


Normal values

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Review quote

"With each edition I enjoy the clear explanations of very complex topics and the new graphics that make this book foundational for any one entering a health care profession."
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About Grant

School of Acute and Continuing care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh
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