Susan Standring, MBE, PhD, DSc, FKC, Hon FAS, Hon FRCS
Trust Gray’s. Building on over 160 years of anatomical excellence
In 1858, Drs Henry Gray and Henry Vandyke Carter created a book for their surgical colleagues that established an enduring standard among anatomical texts. After more than 160 years of continuous publication, Gray’s Anatomy remains the definitive, comprehensive reference on the subject, offering ready access to the information you need to ensure safe, effective practice.
This 42nd edition has been meticulously revised and updated throughout, reflecting the very latest understanding of clinical anatomy from the world’s leading clinicians and biomedical scientists. The book’s acclaimed, lavish art programme and clear text has been further enhanced, while major advances in imaging techniques and the new insights they bring are fully captured in state of the art X-ray, CT, MR and ultrasonic images.
The accompanying eBook version is richly enhanced with additional content and media, covering all the body regions, cell biology, development and embryogenesis – and now includes two new systems-orientated chapters. This combines to unlock a whole new level of related information and interactivity, in keeping with the spirit of innovation that has characterised Gray’s Anatomy since its inception.
- Each chapter has been edited by international leaders in their field, ensuring access to the very latest evidence-based information on topics
- Over 150 new radiology images, offering the very latest X-ray, multiplanar CT and MR perspectives, including state-of-the-art cinematic rendering
- The downloadable Expert Consult eBook version included with your (print) purchase allows you to easily search all of the text, figures, references and videos from the book on a variety of devices
- Electronic enhancements include additional text, tables, illustrations, labelled imaging and videos, as well as 21 specially commissioned ‘Commentaries’ on new and emerging topics related to anatomy
- Now featuring two extensive electronic chapters providing full coverage of the peripheral nervous system and the vascular and lymphatic systems.
The result is a more complete, practical and engaging resource than ever before, which will prove invaluable to all clinicians who require an accurate, in-depth knowledge of anatomy.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: CELLS, TISSUES AND SYSTEMS 1. Basic structure and function of cells 2. Integrating cells into tissues 3. Nervous system 4. Blood, lymphoid tissues and haemopoiesis 5. Functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system 6. Smooth muscle and the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems 7. Skin and its appendages SECTION 2: EMBRYOGENESIS 8. Preimplantation development 9. Implantation and placentation 10. Cell populations at gastrulation 11. Overarching concepts in development 12. Cell populations at the start of organogenesis 13. Development of the heart and circulation 14. Development of the nervous system 15. Development of the eye 16. Development of the ear 17. Development of the head and neck 18. Development of the back 19. Development of the limbs: overarching concepts 20. Development of the lungs, thorax and respiratory diaphragm 21. Development of the gastrointestinal tract and peritoneal cavity 22. Development of the urogenital system 23. Pre- and postnatal growth and the neonate SECTION 3: NEUROANATOMY 24. Nervous system: overview 25. Meninges and ventricular system 26. Blood supply of the brain 27. Spinal cord: internal organization 28. Brainstem 29. Cerebellum 30. Diencephalon 31. Basal ganglia 32. Cerebral hemispheres SECTION 4: HEAD AND NECK 33. Head and neck: overview and surface anatomy 34. The skull 35. Neck 36. Face and scalp 37. Mouth 38. Infratemporal and pterygopalatine fossae and temporomandibular joint 39. Nose, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses 40. Pharynx 41. Larynx 42. External and middle ear 43. Inner ear 44. Orbit and accessory visual apparatus 45. Eye SECTION 5: BACK 46. Back 47. Spinal cord and spinal nerves: gross anatomy SECTION 6: PECTORAL GIRDLE AND UPPER LIMB 48. Pectoral girdle and upper limb: overview and surface anatomy 49. Shoulder girdle and arm 50. Elbow and forearm 51. Wrist and hand SECTION 7: THORAX 52. Thorax: overview and surface anatomy 53. Chest wall and breast 54. Pleura, lungs, trachea and bronchi 55. Respiratory diaphragm and phrenic nerves 56. Mediastinum 57. Heart 58. Great vessels SECTION 8: ABDOMEN AND PELVIS 59. Abdomen and pelvis: overview and surface anatomy 60. Anterior abdominal wall 61. Posterior abdominal wall and retroperitoneal space 62. Peritoneum, mesentery and peritoneal cavity Gastrointestinal Tract 63. Abdominal oesophagus and stomach 64. Small intestine 65. Large intestine Abdominal Viscera 66. Liver 67. Gallbladder and biliary tree 68. Pancreas 69. Spleen 70. Suprarenal (adrenal) gland Urogenital System 71. Lesser pelvis and perineum 72. Kidney and ureter 73. Bladder, prostate and urethra 74. Male reproductive system 75. Female reproductive system SECTION 9: PELVIC GIRDLE AND LOWER LIMB 76. Pelvic girdle and lower limb: overview and surface anatomy 77. Pelvic girdle, hip, gluteal region, and thigh 78. Knee and leg 79. Ankle and foot