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Category list : Anatomy and physiology

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  • genes

    Genes and chromosomes 3: genes, proteins and mutationsSubscription

    Clinical28 August, 2018

    Proteins, essential to the fabric and function of the human body, are produced inside cells using genetic information contained in DNA. This article is the third in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes

  • sa

    Genes and chromosomes 2: cell division and genetic diversitySubscription

    Clinical30 July, 2018

    This article, the second in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes, explores cell division. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it

  • genes

    Genes and chromosomes 1: basic principles of geneticsSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2018

    Genes are the basic units of inheritance in nature. This article is the first in a four-part series exploring the role of genes and chromosomes in inheritance, health and disease

  • colouring book

    The Nurse's Anatomy and Physiology Colouring BookSubscription

    Book review14 June, 2018

    ’This is definitely a book that I would recommend to all student nurses as a starter when studying anatomy and physiology as it provides a fun way to learn’

  • vascular three

    Vascular system 3: diseases affecting the venous systemSubscription

    Clinical29 May, 2018

    The veins are affected by a range of conditions that produce burdensome symptoms for patients and high costs for health services. This article - the last in a three-part series - reviews the pathophysiology of, and risk factors for, venous disease

  • vascular series

    Vascular system 2: diseases affecting the arterial systemSubscription

    Clinical20 April, 2018

    Arteries, part of the vascular system, are affected by a range of diseases often originating in atherosclerosis. This article, the second in a three-part series on the vascular system, reviews arterial pathophysiology

  • cardio

    Vascular system 1: anatomy and physiologySubscription

    Clinical26 March, 2018

    The vascular system supplies oxygen to the body and removes waste through five types of blood vessels. This article, the first in a three-part series, discusses vascular anatomy and physiology

  • skin

    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 11: the skinSubscription

    Clinical27 November, 2017

    The skin performs several key functions that are increasingly impaired in ageing. This article describes skin ageing, its mechanisms and effects, and the essentials of looking after older people’s skin

  • Lancaster University

    Nurses should be aware of 'poor public knowledge of anatomy'Subscription

    News7 November, 2017

    Healthcare is being hampered because of the public’s poor basic understanding of anatomy, according to researchers, whose findings suggest UK clinicians need to explain things thoroughly to patients and assume a low level of knowledge unless otherwise indicated.

  • ageing index

    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 8: the reproductive systemSubscription

    Clinical29 August, 2017

    Age brings about changes to the male and female reproductive systems that lead to loss of fertility and the physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause and andropause

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