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This is a new edition of a highly popular introductory text on anatomy and physiology for nurses and allied health students. Its clear writing style and competitive price make it accessible to a wide audience and its comprehensive coverage suits a variety of healthcare courses. The content is organised to reflect a systems approach. New to this edition - Revised and updated to reflect developments in the subject - Web links to clinical examples to help relate theory to practice By Roger Watson, BSc PhD RN CBiol FIBiol ILTM FRSA FFNMRCSI FRCN FAAN, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health,The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK Table of Contents: Preface Section 1 The Characteristics of Living Matter 1 1. Introduction 2. The cellular level of organization 3. Tissues, organs, systems and homeostasis Section 2 Control and Co-ordination 4. The nervous system 5. The ear 6. The eye 7. Endocrine glands Section 3 Posture and Movement 8. Development and types of bone 9. Bones of the head and trunk 10. Bones of the limbs 11. Joints or articulations 12. Muscle Section 4 Internal Transport 13. The blood 14. The heart and blood vessels 15. The circulation 16. The lymphatic system 17. The respiratory system Section 5 Nutrition and Elimination 18. The digestive system 19. The liver, biliary system and pancreas 20. Nutrition 21. Digestion and metabolism 22. Fluid balance and the urinary system Section 6 Protection and Reproduction 23. The skin 24. Non-specific resistance and the immune system 25. The reproductive system Index