Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. A Clinical Approach

  • ID: 2223712
  • Book
  • 164 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses: A Clinical Approach is a comprehensive resource on the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats, with comparisons to horses, birds, and ruminants. Organized by body system with a comparative approach, the book follows a unique format by addressing anatomy separately from physiology for clarity and improved comprehension. Each anatomy chapter has a corresponding physiology chapter, complete with illustrations, charts, and boxes to promote understanding.

Written specifically for veterinary technicians and nurses, the book applies anatomy and physiology to clinical practice, with case examples demonstrating clinical relevance.  The figures from the book, additional questions and answers, labeling quizzes, teaching PowerPoints, and a dissection video are available online.  This introduction to body system analysis of normal structure and function is a must–have resource for students of veterinary technology and nursing, as well as a useful quick review for the busy professional.

Key features

  • Discusses anatomy and physiology in separate sections to promote a fuller understanding
  • Allows the reader to build a complete understanding of anatomy to better understand complex physiological concepts
  • Focuses on clinical relevance, with case scenarios for each chapter
  • Poses questions for self–assessment and to aid comprehension
  • Emphasizes dogs and cats, with notes on horses, birds, and ruminants
  • Includes access to the figures from the book, additional questions and answers, labeling quizzes, teaching PowerPoints, and a dissection video at [URL]
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Preface ix

Acknowledgments x

SECTION 1 ANATOMY

CHAPTER 1 DIRECTIONAL TERMS 3

CHAPTER 2 THE COMMON INTEGUMENT 6

CHAPTER 3 SKELETAL ANATOMY 10

CHAPTER 4 MUSCLE ANATOMY 21

CHAPTER 5 THE ANATOMY OF JOINTS 32

CHAPTER 6 ANATOMY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 36

CHAPTER 7 ANATOMY OF THE URINARY TRACT 41

CHAPTER 8 CARDIOVASCULAR ANATOMY 45

CHAPTER 9 ANATOMY OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM 53

CHAPTER 10 ANATOMY OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 61

CHAPTER 11 RESPIRATORY ANATOMY 65

CHAPTER 12 REPRODUCTIVE ANATOMY 69

SECTION 2 PHYSIOLOGY

CHAPTER 13 THE CELL 75

CHAPTER 14 FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMON INTEGUMENT 78

CHAPTER 15 OSTEOLOGY 84

CHAPTER 16 MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY 88

CHAPTER 17 SENSORY PHYSIOLOGY 92

CHAPTER 18 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 97

CHAPTER 19 RENAL PHYSIOLOGY 102

CHAPTER 20 CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY 106

CHAPTER 21 DIGESTIVE PHYSIOLOGY 112

CHAPTER 22 ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY 118

CHAPTER 23 RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY 124

CHAPTER 24 REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY 131

Appendices

1. Dissection Notes 135

2. The Cranial Nerves 136

3. Selected Muscle Origins and Insertions 137

Answers 138

Glossary 142

References 145

Index 146

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This text is a nice addition to the reference library for veterinary technicians and nursing staff as well as a great resource for veterinary technician students.   (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 September 2013)

Studying anatomy and physiology can be a bit tedious but with this book, things should be easier.   (Vet Nurses Today, 1 July 2013)

This is an easy–to–navigate, useful resource for veterinary technicians .  (Doody s, 10 May 2013)

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