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Category list : Anatomy and physiology

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    Gastrointestinal tract 2: the structure and function of the stomachSubscription

    Clinical24 June, 2019

    This article – the second in a six-part series on the gastrointestinal tract – describes the role of the stomach in chemical and mechanical digestion, regulation of hunger, eradication of pathogens and nutrient absorption. It also discusses common stomach pathologies

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    Cardiomyopathies 1: classification, pathophysiology and symptomsSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2019

    This article, the first in a two-part series, discusses the classification, pathophysiology and presentation of cardiomyopathies. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it

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    Gastrointestinal tract 1: the mouth and oesophagusSubscription

    Clinical28 May, 2019

    Our new six-part ‘Systems of life’ series looks at the gastrointestinal tract and starts with the mouth and oesophagus. It comes with a self-assessment so you can test your knowledge after reading it

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    Female pelvic floor 1: anatomy and pathophysiologySubscription

    Clinical22 April, 2019

    In women, pelvic floor weakness can lead to incontinence or prolapse. This article – the first in a two-part series – describes the female pelvic floor anatomy and pathophysiology

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    Effects of bedrest 6: bones, skin, self-concept and self-esteemSubscription

    Clinical15 April, 2019

    This final article in a six-part series on the detrimental effects of prolonged bedrest on body and mind discusses how it affects bones, skin and self-concept

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    Effects of bedrest 5: the muscles, joints and mobilitySubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2019

    This fifth article in a six-part series on the detrimental effects of prolonged bedrest on body and mind covers muscles, joints and mobility

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    Effects of bedrest 4: renal, reproductive and immune systemsSubscription

    Clinical18 February, 2019

    This fourth article in a series on the effects of prolonged bedrest on body and mind describes its effects on the renal, reproductive and immune systems

  • bedrest three

    Effects of bedrest 3: gastrointestinal, endocrine and nervous systemsSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2019

    This third article in our series on the effects of bedrest on body and mind explores how prolonged bedrest compromises the activities of the gastrointestinal, endocrine and nervous systems

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    Effects of bedrest 2: respiratory and haematological systems Subscription

    Clinical2 January, 2019

    This second article in a six-part series on the effects of bedrest explains how prolonged bedrest negatively affects the respiratory and haematological systems and mental health

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    Effects of bedrest 1: introduction and the cardiovascular systemSubscription

    Clinical26 November, 2018

    This first article in a six-part series on the effects of bedrest discusses how it affects the cardiovascular system. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it

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    Genes and chromosomes 4: common genetic conditionsSubscription

    Clinical17 September, 2018

    Chromosomal abnormalities and defective genes cause a variety of genetic disorders with specific features. This article is the last in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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