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The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy, Medical Course & Step 1 Review, Second Edition
The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy, Medical Course & Step 1 Review, Second Edition

The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy, Medical Course & Step 1 Review, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 1259862631 | ISBN13: 9781259862632
By David Morton, Kurt Albertine and K. Bo Foreman
© 2019

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More than 400 full-color illustrations along with brief, memorable text help you understand gross anatomy in the context of healthcare

NEW! High-quality videos on each major topic – great for visual learners!

A Doody’s Core Title for 2022! 

The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy, Second Edition is the perfect bridge between reviews and textbooks. With an emphasis on what you truly need to know versus “what’s nice to know”, it features more than 400 full-color illustrations, along with a simple, effective page design that gives you a complete, yet concise, overview of essential anatomy.

The book’s user-friendly presentation consists of text on the left-hand page and beautiful full-color illustrations on the right-hand page. In this way, you get a “big picture” of anatomy principles, delivered one concept at a time – making them easier to understand and remember. 

Zero-in on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams with:

  • NEW! Access to high-quality videos on each major topic -- students can view them before reading the text or attending lectures
  • Key structures highlighted in bold when they are first mentioned
  • Bullets and numbers used to break down important concepts
  • More than 400 full-color figures illustrate essential anatomy
  • High-yield clinically relevant concepts indicated by a special icon
  • Study questions and answers following each section
  • A final exam at the end of the book
If you want a well-illustrated, succinct, high-yield review to help you excel on your coursework and the boards, your search ends with The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy, Second Edition.

PowerPoint™ images of every illustration in the book are available to faculty

About the Authors
Section 1: Back
Chapter 1 Back Anatomy
Superficial Back Muscles
Deep Back Muscles
Vertebral Column
Spinal Meninges
Spinal Cord
Spinal Nerves
Study Questions
Section 2: Thorax
Chapter 2 Anterior Thoracic Wall
The Breast
Thoracic Muscles
Thoracic Skeleton
Nerves of the Thoracic Wall
Vasculature of the Thoracic Wall
Chapter 3 Lungs
Anatomy of the Lung
Hilum of the Lung
Chapter 4 Heart
Overview of the Heart
Coronary Circulation
Chambers of the Heart
Heart Valves
Cardiac Cycle
Innervation of the Heart
Chapter 5 Superior and Posterior Mediastinum
Divisions of the Mediastinum
Sympathetic Trunk and Associated Branches
Azygos Veins, Thoracic Duct, and Thoracic Aorta
Posterior and Superior Mediastinum
Study Questions
Section 3: Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum
Chapter 6 Overview of the Abdomen, Pelvis, and Perineum
Osteologic Overview
Gut Tube
Chapter 7 Anterior Abdominal Wall
Partitioning of the Abdominal Region
Superficial Layers of the Anterior Abdominal Wall
Anterior Abdominal Wall Muscles
Vascular Supply and Innervation of the Anterior Abdominal Wall
Inguinal Canal
Scrotum and Spermatic Cord
Chapter 8 Serous Membranes of the Abdominal Cavity
The Peritoneum
Chapter 9 Foregut
GI Portion of the Foregut
Liver and Gallbladder
Pancreas and Spleen
Vascular Supply of the Foregut
Chapter 10 Midgut, Hindgut, and GI Vascular Supply and Innervation
Innervation of the GI Tract
Hepatic Portal System
Chapter 11 Posterior Abdominal Wall
Posterior Abdominal Wall Muscles and Nerves
Posterior Abdominal Wall Vessels
Posterior Abdominal Wall Autonomics
Adrenal Glands, Kidneys, and Ureters
Chapter 12 Perineum and Pelvis
Pelvic Floor
Pelvic Vasculature
Pelvic Innervation
Rectum and Anal Canal
Ureters and Urinary Bladder
Chapter 13 Male Reproductive System
Male Reproductive System
The Male Sexual Responses
Chapter 14 Female Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System
The Female Sexual Responses
Study Questions
Section 4: Head
Chapter 15 Scalp, Skull, and Meninges
Anatomy of the Scalp
Cranial Fossae
Chapter 16 Brain
Anatomy of the Brain
Ventricular System of the Brain
Blood Supply to the Brain
Chapter 17 Cranial Nerves
Overview of the Cranial Nerves
CN I: Olfactory Nerve
CN II: Optic Nerve
CN III: Oculomotor Nerve
CN IV: Trochlear Nerve
CN VI: Abducens Nerve
CN V: Trigeminal Nerve
CN VII: Facial Nerve
CN VIII: Vestibulocochlear Nerve
CN IX: Glossopharyngeal Nerve
CN X: Vagus Nerve
CN XI: Spinal Accessory Nerve
CN XII: Hypoglossal Nerve
Autonomic Innervation of the Head
Chapter 18 Orbit
Orbital Region
The Eye
Extraocular Muscle Movement
Innervation of the Orbit
Chapter 19 Ear
The Ear
Chapter 20 Superficial Face
Cutaneous Innervation and Vasculature of the Face
Muscles and Innervation of the Face
Chapter 21 Infratemporal Fossa
Overview of the Infratemporal Fossa
Innervation and Vascular Supply of the Infratemporal Fossa
Chapter 22 Pterygopalatine Fossa
Overview of the Pterygopalatine Fossa
Chapter 23 Nasal Cavity
Overview of the Nasal Cavity
Paranasal Sinuses
Chapter 24 Oral Cavity
Teeth and Gingivae

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David Morton

Kurt Albertine

K. Bo Foreman

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