Gray’s Anatomy for Students is written by Richard Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam Mitchell. Easy to read, lavishly illustrated, and clinically relevant, Gray’s Anatomy for Students, 4th Edition, is the medical student’s go-to text for essential information on human anatomy. This completely revised volume focuses on the basic information students need to know, in an easily accessible format and with additional multimedia tools that facilitate effective study and mastery of the material. A team of expert authors and global consultants share their extensive teaching and clinical experience, highlighted by more than 1,000 original and innovative illustrations throughout the text.
According to Author: Anatomy includes those structures that can be seen macroscopically (without magnification aid) and microscopically (with magnification aid). Usually, when used alone, the term anatomy tends to mean gross or macroscopic anatomy, that is, the study of structures that can be seen without using a microscope. Microscopic anatomy, also called histology, is the study of cells and tissues using a microscope.
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|Book Name||Gray’s Anatomy for Students|
|Author of Book||Richard Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam Mitchell|
The term anatomy is derived from the Greek word remain, which means “to cut.” Clearly, therefore, the study of anatomy is tied, at its root, to dissection, although the dissection of cadavers by students is now augmented, or even in some cases replaced, by the viewing of plastic models. and protection (previously dissected) material, or using computers. teaching modules and other learning aids. Anatomy can be studied following a regional or systemic approach.
■ With a regional approach, each region of the body is studied separately and all aspects of that region are studied at the same time. For example, if the chest is to be studied, all of its structures are examined. This includes the vasculature, nerves, bones, muscles, and all other structures and organs located in the region of the body defined as the thorax. After studying this region, the other regions of the body (ie, abdomen, pelvis, lower extremities, upper extremities, back, head, and neck) are studied in a similar manner.
Topics of this Edition
Anatomy forms the basis of the practice of medicine. Anatomy guides the physician toward an understanding of a patient’s disease, whether performing a physical exam or using the most advanced imaging techniques. Anatomy is also important to dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and everyone else involved in any aspect of patient treatment that begins with an analysis of clinical signs. The ability to correctly interpret a clinical observation is therefore the endpoint of a sound anatomical understanding.