Essential Medical Physiology

ISBN-10: 0123875846
ISBN-13: 9780123875846
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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List price: $92.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.588
Language: English

This third edition of Essential Medical Physiology has been thoroughly revised and covers the principal subjects covered in a modern medical school physiology course. It includes chapters on general physiology, as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and integrative physiology. Contributors to this indispensible textbook include the leading physiologists Leonard R. Johnson, Stanley G. Schultz, H. Maurice Goodman, John H. Byrne, Norman W. Weisbrodt, James M. Downey, D. Neil Granger, Frank L. Powell, Jr., James A. Schafer, and Dianna A. Johnson. * Includes clinical notes * "Key Points" summarize most important information * Contains chapter outlines with page numbers * 2-color figures throughout * New chapters on Exercise, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy

Contributors
Preface
General Physiology
The Internal Environment
Control of Cell Function
Membrane Transport
Resting Potentials and Action Potentials in Excitable Cells
Propagation of the Action Potential
Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission
Striated Muscle
Smooth Muscle
Autonomic Nervous System
Cardiovascular Physiology
Hemodynamics
Electrical Activity of the Heart
The Electrocardiogram
The Mechanical Activity of the Heart
Regulation of Venous Return and Cardiac Output
Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Capillary Exchange
Regulation of Regional Blood Flow
Respiratory Physiology
Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
Mechanics of Breathing
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Control of Breathing
Renal Physiology
Functional Anatomy of the Kidney and Micturition
Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration
Mass Balance in Body Homeostasis and Renal Function
Reabsorption and Secretion in the Proximal Tubule
Reabsorption and Secretion in the Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule, and Collecting Duct
Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality
Regulation of Sodium Balance and Extracellular Fluid Volume
Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium
The Role of the Kidney in Acid-Base Balance
Gastrointestinal Physiology
Regulation
Motility
Secretion
Digestion and Absorption
Intestinal Electrolyte and Water Transport
Endocrine Physiology
Introduction to Endocrine Physiology
Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Gland
Adrenal Glands
The Pancreatic Islets
Hormonal Regulation of Fuel Metabolism
Hormonal Regulation of Calcium Metabolism
Hormonal Growth Control
Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Male
Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: The Menstrual Cycle
Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: Pregnancy and Lactation
Central Nervous System Physiology
Organization of the Nervous System
Sensory Receptors of the Somatosensory System
Central Projections of the General Somatosensory System
The Visual System
The Vestibular System
The Auditory System
The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste
Lower Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord and Brain Stem
Sensory and Motor Pathways Controlling Lower Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord
The Motor Cortex
The Basal Ganglia
The Cerebellum
Neuronal Control of Mood, Emotion, and State of Awareness
Learning and Memory
Integrative Physiology
Body Temperature Regulation
Exercise
Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy
Index

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