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copertina di Physiology for Nursing Practice

Physiology for Nursing Practice

di Montague - Watson - Herbert  • 2005  • dettagli prodotto


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 opportunities for student interaction through practice examples and questions. ContentsSection 1 The characteristics of living matterThe human body: a framework for understanding. The chemistry of living matter. Cell structure and function, growth and developmentSection 2 Control and coordinationStructure and function of nervous tissue. The central nervous system, Sensory receptors and sense organs. The special senses. The autonomic nervous system. Endocrine function. StressSection 3 Mobility and supportSkeletal muscles. Bones. JointsSection 4 Internal transportThe blood. Cardiovascular functionSection 5 The acquisition of nutrients and removal of wasteThe acquisition of nutrients. The liver. Respiration. Renal functionSection 6 Protection and survivalInnate defences. Acquired defences. Reproduction. GeneticsAnswers to Review Questions


ISBN: 070202676x

Titolo: Physiology for Nursing Practice


Editore: Elsevier - Bailliere Tindall

Volume: Unico

Edizione: III 2005

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina flessibile

Misure: 21x27 cm

Pagine: 862