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Clinical anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians / Thomas Colville, DVM, MSc, Attending Veterinarian, Red River Zoo, Fargo, North Dakota, Joanna M. Bassert, VMD, Program Director and Professor, Program of Veterinary Technology, Manor College, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

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Gateway-Elkhorn Campus Teacher Reserve

SF 761 C6.5 2016


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Colville, Thomas P., author.

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Third edition.
xvii, 634 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Introduciton -- Anatomy and Physiology -- Terminology -- General Plan of the Animal Body -- Health -- Homeostasis
2. Chemical Basis for Life
Introduction -- Matter -- Chemical Bonds -- Chemical Components of Living Organisms -- Inorganic Compounds
3. Anatomy of the Cell
Introduciton -- Our Early Understanding of Cells -- Looking Inside the Cell
4. Cell Physiology
Introduction -- Body Fluids -- Membrane Processes: Excretion, Secretion, and Absorption -- Life Cycle of the Cell -- Control of Cell Division -- Protein Synthesis -- Genetic Mutations -- Cell Differentiation and Development
5. Tissues: Living Communities
Introduction -- Gross and Microscopic Anatomy -- Epithelial Tissue -- Connective Tissue -- Muscle Tissue -- Tissue Healing and Repair
6. The Integument and Related Structures
Introduction -- Integument -- Related Structures of the Integument
7. The Skeletal System
Bone -- Axial Skeleton -- Appendicular Skeleton -- Visceral Skeleton -- Joints
8. Muscular System
Introduction -- Skeletal Muscle -- Cardiac Muscle -- Smooth Muscle
9. Nervous System
Introduction -- Neurons and Supporting Cells -- Organizational of the Nervous System -- Neuron Funcation: Depolarization and Repolarization -- How Neurons Communicate: the Synapse -- The Central Nervous System - Brain and Spinal Cord -- The Autonomic Nervous System -- Reflexes and the Reflex Arc
10. Sense Organs
Introduction -- General Senses -- Special Senses
11. Endocrine System
Introduction -- Hormones -- The Major Endocrine Glands -- Other Endocrine Organs -- Prostaglandins
12. Blood, Lymph, and Lymph Nodes
Introduction -- Blood Composition -- Hematopoisis -- Cellular Components of Blood: Red Blood Cells -- Platelets -- White Blood Cells -- The Lymphatic System -- Transfusion therapy
13. Immunity and Defense
Introduction -- Anatomic Organization of the Immune System -- Functional Organization of the Immune System
14. The Cardiovascular System
Introduction -- The Heart -- Cardiac Conduction System -- Normal Heart Sounds -- Abnormal Heart Sounds -- Cardiac Output -- Blood Vessels -- Blood Circulation in the Fetus -- Pulse -- Blood Pressure -- Cardiovascular Monitoring -- Venipuncture
15. The Respiratory System
Introduction -- Structure -- Function
16. Digestive System
Introduction -- Basic Structure of the Gastrointestinal Tract -- Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function -- Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Esophagus -- Teeth -- Tongue -- Salivary Glands -- Temporomandibular Joint -- Pharynx -- Esophagus -- Digestion in the Oral Cavity and Pharynx -- Swallowing/Deglutition -- Abdominal Cavity -- Stomach -- Monogastric Stomach and Digestion -- Ruminant Stomach and Digestion -- Small Intestine and Associated Structures -- Secretions of the Small Intestine -- Pancreas -- Liver, Bile Duct, and Gallbladder -- Small Intestinal Motility -- Digestion in the Small Intestine -- The Large Intestine -- Motility of the Large Intestine -- Regulation of Large Intestine Motility -- Digestion and Absorption in the Large Intestine -- Emptying the Rectum
17. Nutrients and Metabolism
Introduction -- Nutrients -- Metabolism
18. The Urinary System
Introduction -- Parts of the Urinary System -- Kidneys -- Ureters -- Urinary Bladder -- Urethra
19. The Reproductive System
Introduciton -- Meiosis -- Male Reproductive System -- Female Reproductive System
20. Pregnancy, Development, and Lactation
Introduction -- Breeding and Fertilization of the Ovum -- Pregnancy and Development -- Mammary Glands and Lactation
21. Avian Anatomy and Physiology
Introduciton -- Topography -- Integument -- Musculoskeltal System -- Sense Organs -- Endocrine System -- Digestive System -- Circulatory -- Respiratory -- Urogenital System -- Summary
22. Amphibian and Reptilian Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction -- Taxonomy -- Metabolism -- Integument -- Vision -- Cardiovascular System -- Respiratory System -- Ears and Hearing -- Gastrointestinal Tract -- Cloaca -- Kidneys -- Reproductive System -- Endocrine System -- Nervous System -- Musculoskeletal System -- Summary
Start your veterinary technician education off on the right foot with 'Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians', 3rd Edition. Combining expert clinical coverage with engaging writing and vivid illustrations, this popular text is the key to helping you understand the anatomic and physiologic principles that will carry you throughout your career. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of the diverse ways in which animal bodies function at both the systemic and cellular levels, the new third edition features a variety of helpful application boxes, vocabulary lists, and Test Yourself questions in every chapter to ensure you have a firm grasp of anatomic structure and its relevance to clinical practice. High quality, full color illustrations highlight the details of anatomic structure to enhance understanding of anatomy functions. Chapter outlines summarize the contents of each chapter at the major concept level. Clinical Application boxes throughout the text demonstrate the clinical relevance of anatomic and physiologic principles. Test Yourself questions recap important information that appeared in the preceding section. Comprehensive glossary at the end of the text provides concise definitions and phonetic pronunciations of terms. NEW! Vocabulary Fundamentals list of terms at the beginning of each chapter introduce readers to new scientific terms and their pronunciations.
73.00 VET TECH (10-091-1)
Veterinary medicine.
Veterinary anatomy -- Textbooks.
Veterinary physiology -- Veterinary technicians.
Animals -- Anatomy and physiology.
Added Author
Bassert, Joanna M., author.