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Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, Edition 2022 (PDF)

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About the book:

Publisher: Elsevier

Author (s): Anne Waugh, Allison Grant 

Pages: 1707

Edition: 14th Edition 2022

Language: English

Size: 55 Mb

The new edition of the book provides a comprehensive overview of anatomy and physiology, covering essential aspects of pathology and pathophysiology of significant diseases and disorders. It includes new illustrations that facilitate understanding of critical concepts, such as pathophysiology and diagnosis.

For the first time, the book introduces readers to surface anatomy, while also updating content to reflect current scientific knowledge and advancements, such as those related to coronavirus.

Additionally, the book incorporates enhanced learning tools and a vast online resource to support readers in mastering crucial subject matter.


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Cover image

Title page




Anatomical directions and orientation

Section One. The body and its constituents

CHAPTER 1. Anatomy and organisation of the body

Levels of structural complexity

Survival needs of the body

Introduction to anatomy and organisation of the body

Organisation of the body

Introduction to ageing

Introduction to the study of illness

Chapter 2. Physiological chemistry and processes

Atoms, molecules and compounds

Important biological molecules

The internal environment and homeostasis

Body fluids

Case study

Chapter 3. Cells and tissues

The cell: structure and functions


Changes in cell size and number

Neoplasms or tumours

Case study

Section Two. Communication

Chapter 4. The blood


Cellular content of blood

Erythrocyte disorders

Leukocyte disorders

Haemorrhagic diseases

Case study

Chapter 5. The cardiovascular system

Blood vessels


Blood pressure


Circulation of the blood

Fetal circulation

Effects of ageing on the cardiovascular system


Thrombosis and embolism

Blood vessel pathology


Diseases of the heart

Disorders of blood pressure

Case study 1

Case study 2

CHAPTER 6. The lymphatic system

Lymph vessels and lymph

Lymphatic organs and tissues

Lymph vessel pathology

Diseases of lymph nodes

Disorders of the spleen

Diseases of the thymus gland

Case study

Chapter 7. The nervous system

Cells and tissues of the nervous system

Central nervous system

Peripheral nervous system

Effects of ageing on the nervous system

Disorders of the brain

Infections of the central nervous system

Demyelinating diseases

Motor neurone disease

Disorders of the spinal cord

Disorders of peripheral nerves

Developmental abnormalities of the nervous system

Case study 1

Case study 2

CHAPTER 8. The special senses

Hearing and the ear

Balance and the ear

Sight and the eye

Sense of smell

Sense of taste

Effects of ageing on the special senses

Disorders of the ear

Disorders of the eye

Refractive errors of the eye

Case study

CHAPTER 9. The endocrine system

Pituitary gland and hypothalamus

Thyroid gland

Parathyroid glands

Adrenal glands

Pancreatic islets

Pineal gland

Organs with secondary endocrine functions

Local hormones

Effects of ageing on the endocrine system

Disorders of the pituitary gland

Disorders of the thyroid gland

Disorders of the parathyroid glands

Disorders of the adrenal cortex

Disorders of the adrenal medulla

Disorders of the pancreatic islets

Section Three. Intake of raw materials and

elimination of waste

Chapter 10. The respiratory system

Nose and nasal cavity






Effects of ageing on the respiratory system

Disorders of the upper respiratory tract

Obstructive lung disorders

Restrictive lung disorders

Lung infections

Lung tumours

Lung collapse

Case study

Chapter 11. Introduction to nutrition

The balanced diet


Non-starch polysaccharide

Ageing and nutrition

Disorders of nutrition

Chapter 12. The digestive system

Organs of the digestive system

Basic structure of the alimentary canal


Salivary glands




Small intestine

Large intestine, rectum and anal canal



Biliary tract

Summary of digestion and absorption of nutrients


Effects of ageing on the digestive system

Diseases of the mouth

Diseases of the pharynx

Diseases of the salivary glands

Diseases of the oesophagus

Diseases of the stomach

Diseases of the intestines

Diseases of the pancreas

Diseases of the liver

Diseases of the gall bladder and bile ducts

Case study 1

Case study 2

Chapter 13. The urinary system



Urinary bladder



Effects of ageing on the urinary system

Kidney disorders

Disorders of the renal pelvis, ureter, bladder and urethra

Case study

Section Four. Protection of the body and

continuation of the species

Chapter 14. The skin

Structure of the skin

Functions of the skin

Wound healing

Effects of ageing on the skin

Disorders of the skin

Case study

Chapter 15. Defence and immunity

Non-specific (innate) defence mechanisms


Ageing and immunity

Abnormal immune function

Case study

Chapter 16. The musculoskeletal system


Axial skeleton

Appendicular skeleton


Skeletal muscle

Effects of ageing on the musculoskeletal system

Diseases of bone

Disorders of joints

Diseases of muscle

Case study 1

Case study 2

Chapter 17. Genetics and inheritance

DNA, chromosomes and genes

Protein synthesis

Cell division

The genetic basis of inheritance

Ageing and genetics

Genetic basis of disease

Chapter 18. The reproductive systems

Female reproductive system

Male reproductive system

Fetal development and pregnancy

Effects of ageing on the reproductive systems

Infections of the reproductive tract

Diseases of the female reproductive system

Diseases of the male reproductive system

Case study

Answers to self-assessment and case study questions


Normal values

Common prefixes, suffixes and roots



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