Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 11th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 11th Edition


This title is unique among textbooks in its appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nursing students, students in the allied health professions and complementary / alternative medicine, paramedics and ambulance technicians. Each chapter provides an explanation of the normal structure and functions of the human body and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by over 400 extensive clear, colour illustrations.

carefully refined, clear and unambiguous text which omits the unnecessary detail that can confuse the student new to the subject

highly illustrated with clear line diagrams, mostly in colour

regular sequences of headings, lists and bullet points help with learning and revision

learning outcomes related to the sections within each chapter

a glossary of common prefixes, suffixes and roots commonly used in anatomy and physiology

an Appendix containing useful biological values for easy reference

an accompanying Colouring and workbook that facilitates structured learning and revision of the material in this book.

access to electronic ancillaries offering a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text, high quality animations, web links to supplementary websites, MCQs and an audio pronunciation guide

text fully revised and updated with developments in the field

colour photographs


new and revised illustrations

significantly enhanced electronic ancillaries featuring a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text, new animations, an electronic colouring in /labelling feature, case studies, over 300 self-assessment exercises such as MCQs, crosswords, drag and drop, ‘hangman’ etc with answers

extra electronic resources for lecturers including the full image bank

Common prefixes, suffixes and roots 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 the 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

Glossary Normal values



Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN, RNT, FHEA, Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK and Allison Grant, BSc, PhD, RGN, Lecturer, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK


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