Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series (with Student Consult Online Access)

By

  • Mordecai Blaustein, MD, Professor & Chairman, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Joseph Kao, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Donald Matteson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Gain a quick and easy understanding of this complex subject with the 2nd edition of Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology by doctors Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph PY Kao, and Donald R. Matteson. The expanded and thoroughly updated content in this Mosby Physiology Monograph Series title bridges the gap between basic biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, and organ and systems physiology, providing the rich, clinically oriented coverage you need to master the latest concepts in neuroscience. See how cells function in health and disease with extensive discussion of cell membranes, action potentials, membrane proteins/transporters, osmosis, and more. Intuitive and user-friendly, this title is a highly effective way to learn cellular physiology and neurophysiology, and it’s available in print and online at www.studentconsult.com.
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Audience

Medical Students, Osteopathic Students, PT and other health-related students, medical and health professionals.

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-05709-7


Table of Contents

Contents

SECTION I: Fundamental Physicochemical Concepts

1 Introduction: Homeostasis and Cellular Physiology

2 Diffusion and Permeability

3 Osmotic Pressure and Water Movement

4 Electrical Consequences of Ionic Gradients

SECTION II: Ion Channels and Excitable Membranes

5 Ion Channels

6 Passive Electrical Properties of Membranes

7 Generation and Propagation of the Action Potential

8 Ion Channel Diversity

SECTION III: Solute Transport

9 Electrochemical Potential Energy and Transport Processes

10 Passive Solute Transport

11 Active Transport

SECTION IV: Physiology of Synaptic Transmission

12 Synaptic Physiology I

13 Synaptic Physiology II

SECTION V: Molecular Motors and Muscle Contraction

14 Molecular Motors and the Mechanism of Muscle Contraction

15 Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Muscle

16 Mechanics of Muscle Contraction

Epilogue

Appendixes

A Abbreviations, Symbols, and Numerical Constants

B A Mathematical Refresher

C Root-Mean-Squared Displacement of Diffusing Molecules

D Summary of Elementary Circuit Theory

E Answers to Study Problems

F Review Examination