Anatomy and Physiology
Part of a unique series written for Access to Higher Education students, this book addresses those modules covering the body and its systems. If you are studying on a pathway for the healthcare professions or biology, this book will guide you through topics such as circulation and breathing, the nervous system and stress and illness. With learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and summaries at the end, you will learn all you need to progress to your chosen course at university.
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THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
The mechanism of breathing
Diseases and disorders of the respiratory system
The oesophagus and the stomach
The lymphatic system
STRESS AND ILLNESS
Signs and symptoms of stress
DISEASE AND DISORDERS
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