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Textbook of Medical Physiology

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ISBN-10: 0721602401

ISBN-13: 9780721602400

Edition: 11th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Arthur C. Guyton, John E. Hall

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Physiology's classic text continues to uphold its rich traditionpresenting key physiology concepts in a remarkably clear and engaging manner. Guyton & Hall's Textbook of Medical Physiology covers all of the major systems in the human body, while emphasizing system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. This very readable, easy-to-follow, and thoroughly updated, 11th Edition features a new full-color layout, short chapters, clinical vignettes, and shaded summary tables that allow for easy comprehension of the material. The smart way to study! Elsevier titles with STUDENT CONSULT will help you master difficult concepts and study more efficiently in print and online! Perform rapid…    
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Book details

List price: $122.00
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1152
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.544
Language: English

John E. Hall, Ph.D. Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair Department of Physiology & Biophysics Associate Vice Chancellor for Research University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS 39216-4505 601-984-1801

Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology
Functional Organization of the Human Body, and Control of the "Internal Environment" Cells as the Living Units of the Body
The Cell and Its Functions
Genetic Control of Protein Synthesis, Cell Function, and Cell Reproduction
Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle
Transport of Substances Through the Cell Membrane
Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials
Contraction of Skeletal Muscle
Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: A. Neuromuscular Transmission and B. Excitation-Contraction Coupling
Contraction and Excitation of Smooth Muscle
Unit III
Heart Muscle
The Heart as a Pump and Function of the Heart Valves
Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart
The Normal Electrocardiogram
Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis
Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation
Unit IV
Overview of the Circulation
Medical Physics of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance
Vascular Distensibility, and Functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems
The Microcirculation and the Lymphatic System: Capillary Fluid Exchange, Interstitial Fluid, and Lymph Flow
Local Control of Blood Flow by the Tissues; and Humoral Regulation
Nervous Regulation of the Circulation, and Rapid Control of Arterial Pressure
Dominant Role of the Kidney in Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure and in Hypertension: The Integrated System for Pressure Control
Cardiac Output, Venous Return, and Their Regulation
Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiac Output During Exercise; the Coronary
Circulation and Ischemic Heart Disease
Cardiac Failure
Heart Valves and Heart Sounds
Dynamics of Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects
Circulatory Shock and Physiology of its Treatment
Unit V
The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids
Interstitial Fluid and Edema
Urine Formation by the Kidneys
Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control
Urine Formation by the Kidneys
Tubular Processing of the Glomerular Filtrate
Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration
Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium
Integration of Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume
Regulation of Acid-Base Balance
Kidney Diseases and Diuretics
Unit VI
Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia
Resistance of the Body to Infection
Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation
Resistance of the Body to Infection
Immunity and Allergy
Blood Groups
Tissue and Organ Transplantation
Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation
Unit VII
Pulmonary Ventilation
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Edema
Pleural Fluid
Physical Principles of Gas Exchange
Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane
Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood and Body Fluids
Regulation of Respiration
Respiratory InsufficiencyPathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy