Physiology

ISBN-10: 0323022251
ISBN-13: 9780323022255
Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)
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Description: This revised textbook on physiology emphasizes fundamental mechanisms and concepts rather than isolated facts. It uses an organ systems approach, describing all the mechanisms that control and regulate functions.

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Book details

List price: $82.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1024
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.87" long
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

This revised textbook on physiology emphasizes fundamental mechanisms and concepts rather than isolated facts. It uses an organ systems approach, describing all the mechanisms that control and regulate functions.

Cellular Physiology
Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water
Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials
Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials
Synaptic Transmission
Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Signal Transduction Pathways
The Nervous System
The Nervous System: Its Peripheral and Central Components
The Somatosensory System
The Special Senses
Organization of Motor Function
Higher Functions of the Nervous System
The Autonomic Nervous System and Its Central Control
Muscle
Skeletal Muscle Physiology
Smooth Muscle Physiology
The Cardiovascular System
Overview of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Blood
Electrical Activity of the Heart
The Cardiac Pump
Regulation of the Heartbeat
Hemodynamics
The Arterial System
The Microcirculation and Lymphatics
Peripheral Circulation and its Control
Coupling of the Heart and Blood Vessels
Special Circulations
Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors
The Respiratory System
Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall: Static and Dynamic
Ventilation (V), Perfusion (Q), and V/Q Relationships
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport
Control of Respiration
Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung
The Gastrointestinal System
Gastrointestinal Regulation and Motility
Gastrointestinal Secretions
Digestion and Absorption
The Kidney
Elements of Renal Function
Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron: Tubular Function
Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume
Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis
Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance
The Endocrine System
General Principles of Endocrine Physiology
Whole Body Metabolism
Hormones of the Pancreatic Islets
Endocrine Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism
The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
The Thyroid Gland
The Adrenal Glands
The Reproductive Glands
Index

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