Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance (At a Glance by Ian Peate, Muralitharan Nair

By Ian Peate, Muralitharan Nair

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

Combining tremendous illustrations with obtainable and informative textual content, this e-book covers the entire physique platforms and key recommendations encountered from the beginning of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is perfect for somebody searching for an outline of the human physique. offering a concise, visible review of anatomy and body structure and the similar organic sciences, this publication can help scholars increase sensible talents, allowing them to develop into worrying, type and compassionate nurses.

  • Superbly illustrated, with complete color illustrations throughout
  • Breaks down advanced strategies in an obtainable way
  • Written particularly for nursing and healthcare scholars with the entire info they need
  • Includes entry to a spouse site with self-assessment questions for every chapter
  • Available in a number of electronic codecs- ideal for ‘on the cross’ examine and revision

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Functions Nerves of the sympathetic division speed up heart rate, dilate pupils, relax the bladder, increase blood pressure, increase respiration, dilate blood vessels to heart, increase blood flow to muscles, release epinephrine, release stored energy (glycogen), increase Â�perspiration, decrease blood to skin and slow down the GI tract. Parasympathetic nervous system The parasympathetic division includes fibres that arise from the lower end of the spinal cord and includes several cranial nerves – hence it is often referred to as the craniosacral division.

Cell bodies located in the peripheral nervous system are called ganglia. Myelin sheath Oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells form the myelin sheaths that insulate axons in the central and peripheral nervous systems, respectively. 2). Myelin is a fatty material and its purpose is to protect the neurone and to electrically insulate it, speeding up impulse transmission. Within the peripheral �nervous system it is Schwann cells wrapped in layers around the neurone that form the myelin sheath. The outermost part of the Schwann cell is its plasma membrane and this is called the neurilemma.

If the blood flow is restricted for four minutes or more then it could lead to permanent brain damage. As the brain does not store glucose there must be a continuous supply of glucose to the brain. by injury. This redundancy of blood supply is generally termed collateral circulation. 1 The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system Preganglionic axon Cranial nerves (12 pairs) Postganglionic axon Vagus nerve Cervical nerves (8 pairs) Preganglionic axon Thoracic nerves (12 pairs) Celiac ganglion (most ganglia near spinal cord) Pelvic nerve Lumbar nerves (5 pairs) Sacral nerves (5 pairs) Sympathetic outflow Parasympathetic outflow Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance, First Edition.

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