Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. Edition No. 12

  • ID: 3687974
  • Book
  • 522 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Ross and Wilson has been the number one choice for over a million students since it first published, over 50 years ago. One of the world's most popular textbooks of anatomy and physiology, it introduces the structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal body function. More than any other text Ross and Wilson uses easy-to-understand, straightforward language, enhanced by colour illustrations and a huge range of interactive online activities, to make learning more visual and engaging.

Ross and Wilson is essential reading for anyone embarking on a career as a healthcare professional, especially in the nursing and allied health professions, complementary / alternative medicine or as paramedics and ambulance technicians.

"There are new sections on the implications of normal ageing on the structure and function of the body systems. The glossary has been expanded, as have the online access, learning outcomes and normal values tables. This book is excellent value for money." Reviewed by: Nursing Standard Date: Aug 2014

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Section 1 The body and its constituents

1 Introduction to the human body

2 Introduction to the chemistry of life

3 The cells, tissues and organisation of the body

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
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Waugh, Anne Formerly Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.

School of Acute and Continuing care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh
Grant, Allison Lecturer, Department of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK.
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