BRS Physiology

ISBN-10: 0781798760
ISBN-13: 9780781798761
Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)
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Description: Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, BRS Physiology is an excellent aid for students preparing for the USMLE Step 1. The book concisely reviews key physiological principles and includes clinical correlations throughout to emphasize connections  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, BRS Physiology is an excellent aid for students preparing for the USMLE Step 1. The book concisely reviews key physiological principles and includes clinical correlations throughout to emphasize connections between basic physiology and clinical medicine. Numerous illustrations, tables, and flow charts help students visualize material quickly and aid in long-term retention. End-of-chapter USMLE-style questions and a comprehensive end-of-book exam test the student's problem-solving skills, and clearly explained answers guide the student through the correct steps in reasoning. This edition features increased coverage of pathophysiology, updated content and questions, and a new full-color design and artwork.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Cell Physiology
Cell Membranes
Transport Across Cell Membranes
Osmosis
Diffusion Potential, Resting Membrane Potential, and Action Potential
Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission
Skeletal Muscle
Smooth Muscle
Comparison of Skeletal Muscle, Smooth Muscle, and Cardiac Muscle
Review Test
Neurophysiology
Autonomic Nervous System
Sensory Systems
Motor Systems
Higher Functions of the Cerebral Cortex
Blood-Brain Barrier and Cerebrospinal Fluid
Temperature Regulation
Review Test
Cardiovascular Physiology
Circuitry of the Cardiovascular System
Hemodynamics
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Muscle and Cardiac Output
Cardiac Cycle
Regulation of Arterial Pressure
Microcirculation and Lymph
Special Circulations
Integrative Functions of the Cardiovascular System: Gravity, Exercise, and Hemorrhage
Review Test
Respiratory Physiology
Lung Volumes and Capacities
Mechanics of Breathing
Gas Exchange
Oxygen Transport
CO<sub>2</sub> Transport
Pulmonary Circulation
V/Q Defects
Control of Breathing
Integrated Responses of the Respiratory System
Review Test
Renal and Acid-Base Physiology
Body Fluids
Renal Clearance, Renal Blood Flow, and Glomerular Filtration Rate
Reabsorption and Secretion
NaCl Regulation
K<sup>+</sup> Regulation
Renal Regulation of Urea, Phosphate, Calcium, and Magnesium
Concentration and Dilution of Urine
Renal Hormones
Acid-Base Balance
Diuretics
Integrative Examples
Review Test
Gastrointestinal Physiology
Structure and Innervation of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Regulatory Substances in the Gastrointestinal Tract
Gastrointestinal Motility
Gastrointestinal Secretion
Digestion and Absorption
Liver Physiology
Review Test
Endocrine Physiology
Overview of Hormones
Cell Mechanisms and Second Messengers
Pituitary Gland (Hypophysis)
Thyroid Gland
Adrenal Cortex and Adrenal Medulla
Endocrine Pancreas-Glucagon and Insulin
Calcium Metabolism (Parathyroid Hormone, Vitamin D, Calcitonin)
Sexual Differentiation
Male Reproduction
Female Reproduction
Review Test
Comprehensive Examination
Index

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