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Medical Physiology

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ISBN-10: 1416045740

ISBN-13: 9781416045748

Edition: 12th 2011

Authors: John E. Hall, Arthur C. Guyton

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The 12th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as one of the world's favorite physiology textbooks. The immense success of this book is due to its description of complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with an improved color art program, thorough updates reflecting today's medicine and science, and accessible online at, this textbook is an excellent source for mastering essential human physiology knowledge. Learn and remember vital concepts easily thanks to short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design. Extra-depth…    
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Book details

Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1120
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.314
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
The cell and its functions
Genetic control of protein synthesis, cell function, and cell reproduction
Membrane physiology, nerve, and muscle
The DNA code in the cell nucleus is transferred to an RNA code in the cell cytoplasm -- the process of transcription
Membrane potentials and action potentials
Contraction of skeletal muscle
Excitation of skeletal muscle: neuromuscular transmission and excitation-contraction coupling
Contraction and excitation of smooth muscle
The heart
Cardiac muscle: the heart as a pump and function of the heart muscles
Rhythmical excitatory and conductive system of the heart
The normal electrocardiogram
Electrocardiographic interpretation of cardica muscle and coronary blood flow abnormalities: vectrial analysis
Cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiographic interpretation
The circulation
Overview of the circulation; medical biophysics of pressure, flow, and resistance
Vascular distensibility and functions of the arterial and venous systems
The microcirculation and lymphatic system: capillary fluid exchange, interstitial fluid, and lymph flow
Local and humoral control of tissue flow by the tissues
Nervous regulation of the circulation, and rapid control of arterial pressure
Role of the kidneys in long-term control of arterial pressure and in hypertension: the integrated system for aterial pressure regulation
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
The body fluids and kidneys
The body fluids compartments: extracellular and intracellular fluids; intersitial fluid and edema
Urine formation by the kidneys: I. Glomerular filtration, renal blood flow, and their control
Urine formation by the kidneys: II. Tubular reabsorption and secretion
Urine concentration and dilution; 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
Acid-base regulation
Diuretics and kidney diseases
Blood cells, immunity, and blood coagulation
Red blood cells, anemia, and polycythemia
Resistance of the body to infection: I. Leukocytes, granulocytes, the monocyte-macrophage system, and inflammation
Resistance of the body to infection: II. Immunity and allergy
Blood types; transfusion; tissue and organ transplanation
Hemostasis and blood coagulation
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 blood and tissue fluids
Regulation of respiration
Respiratory insufficiency - pathophysiology, diagnosis, oxygen therapy
Aviation, space, and deep-sea diving physiology
Aviation, high-altitude, and space physiology
Physiology of deep-sea diving and other hyperbaric conditions
The nervous system: A. General principles and sensory physiology
Organization of the nervous system, basic functions of synapses, "Transmitter sybstances"
Sensory receptors, neuronal circuits for processing information
Somatic sensations: I. General organization, the tactile and position senses
Somatic sensations: II. Pain, headache, and thermal sensations
The nervous system: B. The special senses
The eye: I. Optics of vision
The eye: II. Receptor and neural function of the retina
The eye: III. Central neurophysiology of vision
The sense of hearing
The chemical senses - taste and smell
The nervous system: C. Motor and integrative neurophysiology
Motor functions of the spinal cord; the cord reflexes
Cortical and brain stem control of motor function
Contributions of the cerebellum and basal ganglia to overall motor control
Cerebral cortex, intellectual functions of the brain, learning and memory
Behavioral and motivational mechanisms of the brain - the limbic system and the hypothalamus
States of brain activity - sleep, brain waves, epilepsy, psychoses
The autonomic nervous system and the adrenal medulla
Cerebral blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid, and brain metabolism
Gastrointestinal physiology
General principles of gastrointestinal function - motility, nervous control, and blood circulation
Propulsion and mixing of food in the alimentary canal
Secretory functions of the alimentary tract
Digestion and absoprtion in the gastroinestinal tract
Physiology of gastrointestinal disorders
Metabolism and temperature regulation
Metabolism of carbohydrates
Lipid metabolism
Protein metabolism
The liver
Dietary balances; regulation of feeding; obesity and starvation; vitamins and minerals
Energetics and metabolic rate
Body temperature, temperature regulation, and fever
Endocrinology and reproduction
Introduction to endocrinology
Pituitary hormones and their control by the hypopthalamus
Thyroid metabolic hormones
Adenocortical hormones
Insulin, glucagon, and diabetes mellitus
Parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, calcium and phosphate metabolism, vitamin D, bone, and teeth
Reproductive and hormonal functions of the mail (and function of the pineal gland)
Female physiology before pregnancy and female hormones
Pregnancy and lactation
Fetal and neonatal physiology
Sports physiology
Sports physiology