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The Dutch version of this long established best-selling text meets the needs of a wide range of health care professionals including nurses, nursing students, students of allied health professions & complementary therapies, paramedics and ambulance technicians. The purpose of the book is reflected in its title, Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. The text is written in straightforward language and is complemented by extensive clear, full-colour illustrations. Each chapter provides an explanation of: - the normal structure and functions of the human body - what occurs when disease or illness disrupts the normal processes. CONTENTS SECTION 1 The body and its constituents The body as a whole. Electrolytes and body fluids. The cells, tissues and organisation of the body SECTION 2 Communication The blood. The cardiovascular system. The lymphatic system. The nervous system. The special senses. The endocrine system SECTION 3 Intake of raw materials and the elimination of waste The respiratory system. Introduction to nutrition. The digestive system. The urinary system SECTION 4 Protection and survival The skin. Resistance and immunity. The skeleton. Genetics. The muscular system. The reproductive systems. Normal values. Bibliography