Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness 12th Edition PDF download

Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness 12th Edition PDF Free Download
Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness 12th Edition PDF

Ross and Wilson has been a core text for students of anatomy and physiology for over 50 years. This latest edition continues to be aimed at healthcare professionals including nurses, students of nursing, the allied health professions and complementary therapies, paramedics and ambulance technicians, many of whom have found previous editions invaluable. It retains the straightforward approach to the description of body systems and how they work. The anatomy and physiology of health is supplemented by new sections describing common age-related changes to structure and function, before considering the pathology and pathophysiology of some important disorders and diseases. The human body is presented system by system. The reader must, however, remember that physiology is an integrated subject and that, although the systems are considered in separate chapters, all function cooperatively to maintain health. The first three chapters provide an overview of the body and describe its main structures. The later chapters are organised into three further sections, reflecting those areas essential for normal body function: communication; intake of raw materials and elimination of waste; and protection and survival. Much of the material for this edition has been revised and rewritten. Many of the diagrams have been revised and, based on reader feedback, more new coloured electron micrographs and photographs have been included to provide detailed and enlightening views of many anatomical features. This edition is accompanied by a companion website ( with over 100 animations and an extensive range of online self-test activities that reflect the content of each chapter. The material in this textbook is also supported by the new 4th edition of the accompanying study guide, which gives students who prefer paper-based activities the opportunity to test their learning and improve their knowledge. The features from the previous edition have been retained and revised, including learning outcomes, a list of common prefixes, suffixes and roots, and extensive in-text chapter cross-references. The comprehensive glossary has been extended.

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Paperback: 522 pages
12 edition (May 12, 2014)
Language: English

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