By Ian Peate, Muralitharan Nair

ISBN-10: 1118746317

ISBN-13: 9781118746318

Anatomy and body structure for Nurses at a Glance is the fitting spouse for learn and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare scholars, from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series.

Combining tremendous illustrations with available and informative textual content, this publication covers the entire physique structures and key options encountered from the beginning of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is perfect for somebody trying to find an summary of the human physique. supplying a concise, visible review of anatomy and body structure and the comparable organic sciences, this ebook may also help scholars strengthen useful talents, permitting them to develop into worrying, type and compassionate nurses.

  • Superbly illustrated, with complete color illustrations throughout
  • Breaks down complicated suggestions in an available way
  • Written particularly for nursing and healthcare scholars with the entire details they need
  • Includes entry to a spouse site with self-assessment questions for every chapter
  • Available in quite a number electronic codecs- ideal for ‘on the move’ examine and revision

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2). The cerebellum coordinates voluntary muscle movement, motor learning, cognitive functions and balance and posture. It ensures that muscle movements are smooth, coordinated and precise. Motor commands are not initiated in the cerebellum; rather, the cerebellum modifies the motor commands of the descending pathways to make movements more adaptive and accurate. Although the cerebellum accounts for approximately 10% of the brain’s volume, it contains over 50% of the total number of neurons in the brain.

1). Midbrain The midbrain contains nuclei that process auditory and visual information and reflexes. It is also maintains consciousness. It provides a conduction pathway that connects the cerebrum with the lower brain structures and spinal cord. Pons The pons connects and communicates with the cerebellum. The pons works with the medulla oblongata to control the depth and rate of respiration and contains nuclei that function in visceral and somatic motor control. Medulla oblongata The medulla oblongata is a relay station for sensory nerves going to the cerebrum.

First systole phase During the systole phase, the right ventricle receives impulses from the Purkinje fibres and contracts. The atrioventricular valves close and the semilunar valves open. The deoxygenated blood is pumped into the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary valve prevents the blood from flowing back into the right ventricle. The pulmonary artery carries the blood to the lungs for gas exchange. The oxygenated blood returns to the left atrium by the pulmonary veins. Second diastole phase The bundle of His is a collection of heart muscle cells specialised for electrical conduction that transmits the electrical impulses from the AV node to the point of the apex of the fascicular branches.

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