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Crash Course: Physiology

Covering all aspects of the syllabus, Crash Course offers students a fast way to recap on what they need to know to get through the exams with ease. Styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book is prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors - under faculty supervision - to give them the correct level of information perfectly tailored to current curricula requirements. The series now includes improved pedagogic features and a fully revised self-assessment section, updated to meet current examination needs.

Paperback, 272 Pages

Published: July 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3388-0

Contents

  • Part I: Physiology
    1. INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGY
    Overview of body systems
    The cell
    2. PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS
    Overview of body fluids and fluid compartments
    The diffusion of ions across biological membranes
    Fluid movement between body compartments
    Fluid and ion movement between the body and the external environment
    Measuring body fluid compartments
    Blood physiology
    3 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
    Overview of the nervous system
    Cellular physiology of the nervous system
    The process of nervous transmission
    Sensation and pain
    The visual system
    The auditory system
    The olfactory system
    The gustatory system
    4 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
    Overview of the musculoskeletal system
    Skeletal muscle: structure and function
    Skeletal muscle: contraction
    Muscle function and motor control
    Bone
    5 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    Overview of the cardiovascular system
    Functions of the cardiovascular system
    The heart
    The cardiac cycle
    Structure and function of the blood vessels
    Lymph and the lymphatic system
    Control of the cardiovascular system
    Cardiovascular receptors and central control
    Regulation of circulation in individual tissues
    6 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
    Overview of the respiratory system
    Ventilation and gaseous exchange
    Surface tension and surfactant
    Gaseous exchange in the lungs
    Perfusion and gas transport
    Control of respiratory function
    7 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
    Overview of the gastrointestinal system
    The upper gastrointestinal tract
    The stomach
    The liver and biliary tract
    The pancreas
    The small intestine
    The large intestine
    8 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE KIDNEYS AND URINARY TRACT
    Organization of the kidneys
    The glomerulus
    Transport processes in the renal tubule
    The proximal tubule
    The loop of Henle
    Renal function and homeostasis
    Part II: Self-assessment
    Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
    Problem-based learning (PBL) questions
    Extended-matching questions (EMQs)
    Essay questions
    MCQ answers
    PBL answers
    EMQ answers

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