By Ian Peate, Muralitharan Nair

Anatomy and body structure for Nurses at a Glance is the appropriate 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 impressive illustrations with obtainable and informative textual content, this e-book covers all of the physique structures and key options encountered from the beginning of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is perfect for an individual trying to find an summary of the human physique. delivering a concise, visible assessment of anatomy and body structure and the similar organic sciences, this booklet may help scholars boost useful abilities, allowing them to turn into being concerned, style and compassionate nurses.

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

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Glial cells (astrocytes) form a layer around brain blood vessels and may be important in the development of the BBB. Astrocytes may be also be responsible for transporting ions from the brain to the blood. Function of BBB The existence of BBB protects brain cells from harmful substances and pathogens by preventing passage of many substances from the blood into the brain tissue. It also provides a constant environment for the brain and protects the brain from hormones and neurotransmitters in the rest of the body.

It contains three paired structures; the thalamus, hypothalamus and the epithalamus. Thalamus The thalamus acts as a relay station for sensory impulses going to cerebral cortex for integration and motor impulses entering and leaving the cerebral hemispheres. It also has a role in memory. 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.

2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. com/nursing/anatomy ANS Sympathetic nervous system The sympathetic division includes nerve fibres that arise from the 12 thoracic and first two lumbar segments of the spinal cord, hence it is also referred to as the thoracicolumbar division. The sympathetic division takes control of many internal organs when a stressful situation occurs. This can take the form of physical stress for example if undertaking strenuous exercise, or emotional stress such as at times of anger or anxiety.

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