Gray's Anatomy for Students Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition
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Gray's Anatomy for Students Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition


2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences Category! Anatomy texts just don’t get any better than Gray's Anatomy for Students! Now in its 3rd edition, this completely revised medical textbook continues its focus on just the core information you need for your anatomy courses, presenting everything in an easy-to-read, visually appealing format that facilitates study.

    • Obtain reliable, accessible coverage of everything you will learn in your contemporary anatomy classes with expert knowledge from a team of authors who share a wealth of diverse teaching and clinical experience.
    • Easily locate and remember specific structures. More than 1,000 innovative, original illustrations by renowned illustrators Richard Tibbitts and Paul Richardson capture anatomical features with unrivalled clarity.
    • Understand the practical applications of anatomical concepts through unique coverage of surface anatomy, correlative diagnostic images, and clinical case studies.
    • Expedite the review of basic concepts from each chapter with Conceptual Overviews.
      • Stay current and engaged in your anatomy courses with many new "In the Clinic" boxes, which offer access to in-depth clinical discussions related to specific diseases or procedures.
      • Source your review material quickly and easily thanks to a list of additional relevant study aids at the beginning of each chapter.
      • Improve your comprehension of cranial nerves with help from a brand-new visual map summarizing cranial nerve distribution and function.
      • Access the entire contents online at Student Consult, where you can also take advantage of an online anatomy and embryology self-study course, medical clinical cases, physical therapy clinical cases, self-assessment questions, and more.
      • Further enhance your learning by pairing this textbook with its companion review products, Gray's Anatomy for Students Flashcards, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-4557-1078-2) and Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-4557-4802-0)!

      1 The body

      What is anatomy? 4

      How can gross anatomy be studied? 4

      Important anatomical terms 4

      Imaging 7

      Diagnostic imaging techniques 7

      Nuclear medicine imaging 10

      Image interpretation 11

      Plain radiography 12

      Computed tomography 12

      Magnetic resonance imaging 13

      Nuclear medicine imaging 13

      Safety in imaging 13

      Body systems 14

      Skeletal system 14

      Cartilage 14

      Bone 15

      Joints 20

      Skin and fascias 26

      Skin 26

      Fascia 26

      Muscular system 27

      Cardiovascular system 29

      Lymphatic system 31

      Lymphatic vessels 31

      Lymph nodes 32

      Lymphatic trunks and ducts 32

      Nervous system 34

      Central nervous system 34

      Functional subdivisions of the CNS 34

      Somatic part of the nervous system 35

      Visceral part of the nervous system 41

      Other systems 52

      Clinical cases 53

      2 Back

      Conceptual overview 56

      General description 56

      Functions 57

      Support 57

      Movement 57

      Protection of the nervous system 58

      Component parts 58

      Bones 58

      Muscles 60

      Vertebral canal 62

      Spinal nerves 63

      Relationship to other regions 64

      Head 64

      Thorax, abdomen, and pelvis 65

      Limbs 65

      Key features 65

      Long vertebral column and short spinal cord 65

      Intervertebral foramina and spinal nerves 66

      Innervation of the back 66

      Regional anatomy 67

      Skeletal framework 67

      Vertebrae 67

      Intervertebral foramina 75

      Posterior spaces between vertebral arches 75

      Joints 79

      Joints between vertebrae in the back 79

      Ligaments 82

      Anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments 82

      Ligamenta flava 82

      Supraspinous ligament and ligamentum

      nuchae 83

      Interspinous ligaments 84

      Back musculature 86

      Superficial group of back muscles 86

      Intermediate group of back muscles 92

      Deep group of back muscles 93

      Suboccipital muscles 99

      Spinal cord 101

      Vasculature 102

      Meninges 104

      Arrangement of structures in the vertebral

      canal 106

      Spinal nerves 107

      Surface anatomy 112

      Back surface anatomy 112

      Absence of lateral curvatures 112

      Primary and secondary curvatures in the sagittal

      plane 112

      Useful nonvertebral skeletal landmarks 112

      How to identify specific vertebral spinous

      processes 114

      Visualizing the inferior ends of the spinal cord and

      subarachnoid space 115

      Identifying major muscles 116

      Clinical cases 118

      3 Thorax

      Conceptual overview 124

      General description 124

      Functions 125

      Breathing 125

      Protection of vital organs 125

      Conduit 125

      Component parts 125

      Thoracic wall 125

      Superior thoracic aperture 126

      Inferior thoracic aperture 126

      Diaphragm 127

      Mediastinum 128

      Pleural cavities 128

      Relationship to other regions 129

      Neck 129

      Upper limb 130

      Abdomen 130

      Breast 130

      Key features 130

      Vertebral level TIV/V 130

      Venous shunts from left to right 132

      Segmental neurovascular supply of thoracic

      wall 132

      Sympathetic system 134

      Flexible wall and inferior thoracic aperture 134

      Innervation of the diaphragm 134

      Regional anatomy 137

      Pectoral region 137

      Breast 137

      Muscles of the pectoral region 139

      Thoracic wall 141

      Skeletal framework 141

      Intercostal spaces 147

      Diaphragm 156

      Venous drainage 158

      Innervation 158

      Movements of the thoracic wall and diaphragm

      during breathing 158

      Pleural cavities 159

      Pleura 159

      Lungs 163

      Mediastinum 176

      Middle medias

      Richard Drake, PhD, FAAA, Director of Anatomy, Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, A. Wayne Vogl, PhD, FAAA, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Adam W. M. Mitchell, MB BS, FRCS, FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London, UK


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