Anatomy and Physiology

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Nelson Thornes, 2005 - Education - 350 pages
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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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Contents

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THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
66
THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
148
The mechanism of breathing
158
Diseases and disorders of the respiratory system
164
The oesophagus and the stomach
175
The liver
182
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189
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233
The lymphatic system
236
Sensory organs
245
STRESS AND ILLNESS
263
Signs and symptoms of stress
273
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280
DISEASE AND DISORDERS
303
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307

Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
191
Diseases and disorders of the urinary system
206
Diseases and disorders of the reproductive system
230

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