Authors: Anne Waugh,Allison Grant
Tags: #Medical, #Nursing, #General, #Anatomy
Ross and Wilson ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY in Health and Illness
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
Allison Grant, BSc PhD RGN
Lecturer, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Senior Commissioning Editor:
Ross and Wilson ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY in Health and Illness
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
Allison Grant BSc PhD RGN, Lecturer, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
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Ross and Wilson
has been a core text for students of anatomy and physiology for over 40 years. This latest edition is 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, and the normal anatomy and physiology is followed by a section that covers common disorders and diseases: pathology.
The human body is described system by system. The reader must, however, remember that physiology is an integrated subject and that, although the systems are considered in separate chapters, they must 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 over 50 new coloured electron micrographs and photographs 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 new online self-test activities that reflect the content of each chapter. The material in this textbook is also supported by a new edition of the accompanying study guide, which provides students who prefer paper-based activities the opportunity to test their learning and improve their revision skills.
Most 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 cross-references. A new and comprehensive glossary has been prepared for this edition. Some biological values, extracted from the text, are presented as an appendix for easy reference. In some cases, slight variations in ‘normals’ may be found in other texts and used by different medical practitioners.
The eleventh edition of this textbook would not have been possible without the efforts of many people. In preparing this edition, we have continued to build on the foundations established by Kathleen Wilson and we would like to acknowledge her immense contribution to the success of this title.
Thanks are due once again to Graeme Chambers for his patience in the preparation of the new and revised artwork.
We are indebted to readers of the tenth edition for their feedback and constructive comments, many of which have influenced the current revision.
We are also grateful to the staff of Elsevier, particularly Ninette Premdas, Clive Hewat, Elouise Ball, Colin McEwan, Kirsty Guest and Fraser Johnston for their continuing support.
Thanks are also due to our families, Andy, Michael, Seona and Struan, for their continued patience, support and acceptance of lost evenings and weekends.
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