Concepts in Medical Physiology

ISBN-10: 078174489X
ISBN-13: 9780781744898
Edition: 2005
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Description: At last--a streamlined, clearly written introductory physiology text! Written with valuable contributions by medical students, this innovative new text delivers a straightforward and clear overview of the major principles, agents, and processes  More...

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Book details

List price: $82.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

At last--a streamlined, clearly written introductory physiology text! Written with valuable contributions by medical students, this innovative new text delivers a straightforward and clear overview of the major principles, agents, and processes governing human physiology. A unique author team of medical students and experts, with special experience in education and clinical medicine, succeed in raising the standard of communication as compared with typical medical physiology texts. Concepts in Medical Physiology avoids the long lists of unprioritized information and undefined jargon by presenting fresh concept diagrams and figures alongside clear explanations of quantitative concepts, plus new analogies, metaphors, and much more. Examine these features and highlights: / Eight major sections, comprising a total of 36 chapters, cover general principles, muscle and bone, blood and the immune system, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, renal physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, and endocrine physiology. / An image bank is available to enhance the use of the book in the classroom. / Emphasis is on understanding the higher-order processes in each organ system. / Case studies for each major section present detailed cases with signs and symptoms, history, and laboratory data. Questions at the conclusion of each case reinforce important clinical concepts. / Reviews of cell biology, basic science, and biochemistry refresh students on the foundations of physiological knowledge. / Clinical Application boxes draw the connection between physiology to practical issues students face and help with preparation for the USMLE. / Pathophysiology sections are featured in every chapter. / Review questions with answers in each chapter aid in preparation for the examination. / Integrative Physiology inserts highlight how specific systems, organs, and tissues work together. / More than 350 illustrations aid with visual learning, including original schematic diagrams, photos, and tables. / Concept-focused summaries conclude each chapter for more effective learning and review. / Suggested readings in every chapter provide a valuable resource for further investigation in physiological and clinical ideas. Concepts in Medical Physiology is ideally suited to meet the needs of medical students who are learning physiology for the first time.

General principles
Homeostasis
Membrane transport
Cell-to-cell communication
Signal transduction
An overview of nerve cell physiology and the autonomic nervous system
Musculoskeletal physiology
The neuromuscular junction and skeletal muscle
Smooth muscle
Bone physiology
Blood and lymph
Blood
Endothelial function and hemostasis
The lymphatic system and the immune system
Cardiovascular physiology
The vasculature
The heart as a pump
The electrical activity of the heart
Exercise physiology
Pulmonary physiology
The mechanics of breathing
Gas exchange in the lungs
Gas transport
The regulation of breathing
Renal physiology
Renal functions, renal circulation, and glomerular filtration
Tubular transport
The regulation of blood pressure and extracellular fluid volume
Osmoregulation
The regulation of potassium balance
Acid-base homeostasis
Micturition
Gastrointestinal physiology
Nutrition, digestion, and absorption
Control of gastrointestinal motility and secretion
Hepatic physiology
The gastrointestinal immune system
Endocrine physiology
The endocrine pancreas : fed and fasted metabolic states
The pituitary gland
The thyroid gland
The adrenal gland
Hormonal regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism
The female reproductive system
The male reproductive system

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