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Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series (with Student Consult Online Access)

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.


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

Paperback, 368 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-05709-7


  • 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



    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


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